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Old 03-24-2007, 08:30 PM   #1
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Brother Printer wont print!


Hello all, a friend of mine (the yikes) pointed me to this site, he is normally my source of help but he was involved in an accident over the weekend and he's in hospital and somewhat sedated so as you can well understand i cant hassle him for help.

Basically i have a brother hl-1430 laser printer which i installed along with the drivers from cups.org and everything went swimmingly during the setup. However when i try to print the system informs me that the job is finished but my printer doesnt actually do anything. The port setup appears correct, well according to both cups and the kontrol center > peripherals > Printers anyway.

Could anyone give me some advice, i have read all the pages i can find on cups and linuxprinting but alas total failure. This would not normally be an issue except that Colin (The Yikes) has vat returns due in and i'm handling them for him as he is unable to do so currently as i mentioned above.

Thanks to anyone who can help me

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Old 03-24-2007, 09:08 PM   #2
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Which drivers are you using ? How did you go about installing it exactly ?

On here it says hpijs/hplip drivers work best.

Sorry to hear that about the yikes ... that's quite tragic ... I hope he gets better.

EDIT: What I would do is:

1) Download the hpijs ppd file here

2) gunzip it so it is Brother-HL-1430-hpijs.ppd.gz

3) copy it into '/usr/share/ppd'

4) restart cups like this '/etc/rc.d/rc.cups restart'

5) make sure the printer is on, and try adding it again on here:
http://localhost:631/

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Old 03-24-2007, 09:29 PM   #3
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I know localhost:631

Hello, wow i wasnt expecting a reply until tomorrow morning, but then i realised you might not live in ireland! heehee! Thanks for the tips i hope that they do the job! I shall make it my personal goal to tell colin you wished him well. He should be okay, he was in his car heading to galway to meet some friends and he got a blow out and ended up in a field in his car upside down. He lost a fair bit of blood and the driver side column collapsed on him giving him quite a blow to the head. The doctors have induced a coma they said it's the norm for someone in his situation. He's tough he's been through worse so i KNOW in my heart he'll be grand! he loves playing with his computers too much to give up!

P.S he's a bit on the mad side!

Thank you, oh yeah how did you do the icon thing that says newbie????
 
Old 03-24-2007, 09:44 PM   #4
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Old 03-24-2007, 10:25 PM   #5
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127 pages so far!

Holy monkey nuts! it works! thank you thank you thank you thank you! i dont know your name so i'm simply going to refer to you as the sacred one! Htexmexh. i've printed 127 pages of nothing but numbers. Heeheehee i would give anything to see the face of the tax man who has to look at this! Do you you teach I.T or are you in anyway affiliated with it? if not then you have truly missed your calling.

i spent hours searching for an answer and nothing! then i posted this question here and WHAM!!! you gave me the answer first time! Amazing! who needs dell support when there are people like you on this crazy little planet!

Once again thank you so very much, now i can finally sleep and not feel bad for doing so.

Thank so very very much!
 
Old 03-24-2007, 11:38 PM   #6
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Great, glad to see it works.

Hmmm ... an I.T., maybe. If not that, then maybe a programmer (I like to program). Only down side is the pay ... I hear it's not so good, and the competition for jobs spots is rather vicious.

Well, now that I think about it ... that's kinda the way it is for most jobs

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Old 03-25-2007, 11:15 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by H_TeXMeX_H
Great, glad to see it works.

Hmmm ... an I.T., maybe. If not that, then maybe a programmer (I like to program). Only down side is the pay ... I hear it's not so good, and the competition for jobs spots is rather vicious.

Well, now that I think about it ... that's kinda the way it is for most jobs
Hi,

That pay depends on which field you select. To just grind code, not a great place to make a lot of money. If you get into a specialized area that has great demand then that is where the pay will be. Entry level is going too depend on education and associative skills.

As for competition, yes it can be very competitive. That holds true for most high demand areas of employment.

edit; correct

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