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Old 04-12-2012, 10:10 AM   #1
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Unhappy Brother printer prints wrong characters


Hello,
I'm trying to print an odt document from openSuse 12.1 x86_64 .
I did a fresh install (including 32 bit libraries) of the OS, and installed the printer as I did in 11.4 x86_64 .

The problem is: the printer prints, but the characters are funny and the print is misplaced on the page.

My other printer (HP 4500 installed via hp-lip) works well .
The driver is the 32bit driver found on the Brother website.
foomatic is installed

What should I do ???
 
Old 04-13-2012, 07:17 PM   #2
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The problem is: the printer prints, but the characters are funny and the print is misplaced on the page.
Could you describe the problem a little more clearly? Maybe include a line from what is printed.

Thanks,

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Old 04-14-2012, 09:44 AM   #3
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Could you describe the problem a little more clearly? Maybe include a line from what is printed.

Thanks,

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Well, in Okular the margins are the maximum margins of the printer ( 3 mm ) and even if I set the top margin to 20 mm - and the others to the respective ones - I lose the top of the fist line.

I tried the "Print to PDF" command in LibreOffice and the output is Correct.
Using Times New Roman as the character type I get the following error:
For example a "d" is printed as if it has another smaller "d" inside

EDIT --
I installed kde4-printer-applet.
From there I selected: "scale to fill page".
Now the margins are correct, and the first print was without problems.
I rebooted, the margins are still correct, but this is an example of the error:
https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B9K...U9jQ3M4VU5SMm8

Should be "Chiusura" "Barclaycard" and "774,21"
Don't know why every time I print I get different characters mismatched

Last edited by danielesil; 04-14-2012 at 11:25 AM. Reason: I added a picture
 
Old 04-18-2012, 06:21 PM   #4
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I don't see the model number of the printer anywhere, but what I did was put the model number of my printer into a search engine and started reading what people were saying about it. It took hours of reading but I finally found someone having the same problem AND they posted a solution. My Brother HL-2270 is working fine now, but it sure was a headache getting the thing to work under Linux.

Could you try the printer on a different distro? Can you acquire fresh drivers and install them? Just some ideas.

Post the model number and hopefully some folks will help you find a solution.

X

Last edited by XenaneX; 04-18-2012 at 06:27 PM. Reason: Added some ideas to try.
 
Old 04-21-2012, 03:12 AM   #5
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I don't see the model number of the printer anywhere, but what I did was put the model number of my printer into a search engine and started reading what people were saying about it. It took hours of reading but I finally found someone having the same problem AND they posted a solution. My Brother HL-2270 is working fine now, but it sure was a headache getting the thing to work under Linux.

Could you try the printer on a different distro? Can you acquire fresh drivers and install them? Just some ideas.

Post the model number and hopefully some folks will help you find a solution.

X
My printer is s Brother DCP-135C
The printer has been working correctly in: Ubuntu 7.10 to 11.04 (when I stopped using Ubuntu and switched to openSuse)
Opensuse 11.4 64-bit

I searched the Internet a lot before posting here, but I found noone else with me same problem.

I found some people complaining about ghostscript and Cups in the Mac OS, but when I try to print to PDF, everything works fine.

Maybe there is a problem with my configuration ... (Since the distro is updated ...)
 
Old 04-22-2012, 04:49 AM   #6
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I wonder if it could be a corrupted font. May be a long shot but worth a try just to eliminate a possible cause.
 
Old 04-22-2012, 11:45 AM   #7
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I wonder if it could be a corrupted font. May be a long shot but worth a try just to eliminate a possible cause.
Mmmmm ...
I forgot to mention an important thing: right after I installed the printer for the nth time, it worked.
Then, after a reboot, it stopped working ...

Also; under Windows, if I tell Adobe Reader to print the Odd pages in the inverted order, I get a paper misfeed on the last 2 pages ...
If it wasn't for the fact that I found compatible cartridges for less than 2 , I would change it ...

Thanks for you help !!!

If somebody else has my problem we could maybe find a solution together ...
 
  


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