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Old 03-11-2009, 11:23 AM   #1
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Can not Print - Slackware12.2 - Brother HL2040 - Downloaded lpr, cupswrapper rpm->tgz

I downloaded lpr and cupswrapper rpm(s). I rpm2tgz for each.
I installpkg for each file.
Output was Package Description.

I went to http://localhost:631/printers and tried to register.
I also tried using the kde link from my menu list.
When I get to the Main/driver section, my particular model (HL-2040) is still not listed.
Instead, HL-2060 is listed as the recommended. This had not previously worked in Slackware12.2, although that driver does work well with my printer in Fedora Core 5.
When I setup, and then try to print, the printer wakes up but does not do anything else and then idles.
The print job status shows completed.

30sec. after turning on and plugging in the printer:

tulip 48160 0
snd 46756 13 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_emu10k1,snd_rawmidi,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_seq _device,snd_timer,snd_hwdep
soundcore 5728 1 snd
via686a 12812 0
via_agp 8064 1
parport_pc 23972 1
hwmon 2196 1 via686a
agpgart 28080 1 via_agp
shpchp 29076 0
parport 30024 3 lp,ppdev,parport_pc

Old 03-11-2009, 11:47 AM   #2
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Hi.You could try this.
Old 03-11-2009, 12:18 PM   #3
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Should /usr/share/ppd/Brother already exist?

Thank you.

/usr/share/ppd/Brother does not already exist and I am wondering why not?
Where should I download the ppd file to?
Old 03-11-2009, 03:53 PM   #4
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Printer Registration and No Print Resolved

Thank you hoodooman!
I followed the link and directions. I then went to CUPS registered and test printed. Test print worked.


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