LPD/LPR Brother MFC-8640D printer problem

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LPD/LPR Brother MFC-8640D printer problem

Postby i15Fwy on Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:26 pm

I recently moved my printer from a Windows 7 computer, a Brother MFC-8640D, and connected Via USB to an Asus RTN66U router. It's setup a LPD/LPR resource. When using Mint Perta and trying to print from Firefox, the page that is produced from a print job send to the networked printer consistanly prints in large font: "ERROR NAME; COMMAND; pop OPERAND STACK;".

If I instead print the document to create a local PDF file in Firefox and then open the PDF using the default PDF reader, the PDF reader prints the document correctly most of the time. Occasionally I'll get the same error as I get printing through Firefox.

Any ideas of what to do to correct the printer error? I assume it must be some sort of configuration error. No special printer configuration was done by me and the printer configuration was done using Mint's standard printer configuration. The Mint computer is connected to the Asus router using a standard network cable.
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Re: LPD/LPR Brother MFC-8640D printer problem

Postby pdc_2 on Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:43 pm

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Re: LPD/LPR Brother MFC-8640D printer problem

Postby i15Fwy on Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:28 pm

Yes thanks.
Item #7 states:

Open a terminal/console and run the commands:
$ ping <IP of the printer>
$ nmap <IP of the printer>
Replace "<IP of the printer>" by the printer's IP address. The first command checks whether you can access the printer through the network, the second shows which port numbers are used by the printer and through this which protocols are active (80: Has web interface, 139: SMB, 443: encrypted IPP or encrypted web interface, 515: LPD, 631: IPP, 9100: JetDirect/AppSocket). Install the "nmap" package if needed.

I installed nmap and this is the results:

me@red-mint:~$ nmap -Pn 192.168.1.12

Starting Nmap 6.40 ( http://nmap.org ) at 2014-03-20 16:21 PDT
Nmap scan report for 192.168.1.12
Host is up (0.00047s latency).
Not shown: 990 filtered ports
PORT STATE SERVICE
135/tcp open msrpc
139/tcp open netbios-ssn
427/tcp open svrloc
445/tcp open microsoft-ds
554/tcp open rtsp
2869/tcp open icslap
3703/tcp open adobeserver-3
5357/tcp open wsdapi
10243/tcp open unknown
49157/tcp open unknown

Nmap done: 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 4.29 seconds


Should port 80 be open to be able to print correctly using Firefox? How do I do that?
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Re: LPD/LPR Brother MFC-8640D printer problem

Postby pdc_2 on Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:33 pm

you might be best to ask this type of question on the network forum; different folks follow different forums; if you don't get it sorted there, the ubuntu network forum may offer help
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