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Month: June 2018

Re: [trinity-users] cups or tde belly ache, kmail can't print to cheap brother lazer

From: "E. Liddell" <ejlddll@...>
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:36:55 -0400
On Thu, 14 Jun 2018 13:03:02 -0400
Gene Heskett <gheskett@...> wrote:

> Greetings all;
> I am in the process od transitioning to stretch, and there are some 
> helpfull email messages I need to print.
> .  But I need to print them on a brother HL-2140, about a penny a sheet. 
> not of the big ink squirter at 25 to 50 cents a sheet not to mention its 
> in pages per hour speed.
> But when I send something to the little brother, knotify  pops up with 
> the following message:
> A print error occurred. Error message received from system:
> Error while reading filter description for (bold>) true. Empty command 
> line received.
> This printer is shared and works fine from any other machine on my 6 
> machine home network, it only miss-behaves from kmail. Up to date TDE 
> r14.0.0.5 install.

Does it work from other programs on that machine?  Other TDE programs?
From the command line using lp?  In kmail on the other machines?

Are you using the Brother proprietary drivers?  They're flaky, and some of
them were created for ancient versions of CUPS.  Try setting it up as a
generic Postscript printer if you can.

(Maybe someone else will have some more specific ideas--I've had some
interesting errors from my Brother multifunction, but not that one.)

E. Liddell