Brother hl-1112 can't print file over certain size

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Brother hl-1112 can't print file over certain size

Post by oskar2905 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:20 am

Hi.
I have a brother printer. Model hl-1112. Unfortunately I can't print anything above a ~200-300kb file no matter what file type it is. When I try to print it just gives error and blinking orange light.

My PC specs:
/0/1 processor Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5430 @ 2
/0/100 bridge 82G33/G31/P35/P31 Express DRAM Controller
/0/100/1 bridge 82G33/G31/P35/P31 Express PCI Express Roo
/0/100/1/0 display NVIDIA Corporation
/0/100/1/0.1 multimedia NVIDIA Corporation
/0/100/1c bridge NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 1
/0/100/1c.1 bridge NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 2
/0/100/1c.1/0 ens33 network 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
/0/100/1d bus NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1
/0/100/1d.1 bus NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2
/0/100/1d.2 bus NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3
/0/100/1d.3 bus NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4
/0/100/1d.7 bus NM10/ICH7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller
/0/100/1e bridge 82801 PCI Bridge
/0/100/1e/2 multimedia SB X-Fi
/0/100/1f bridge 82801GB/GR (ICH7 Family) LPC Interface Br
/0/100/1f.1 storage 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller
/0/100/1f.2 storage NM10/ICH7 Family SATA Controller [IDE mod
/0/100/1f.3 bus NM10/ICH7 Family SMBus Controller
/0/2 scsi3 storage
/0/2/0.1.0 /dev/cdrom disk DRW-24B3ST

I'm running mint 18.2 64bit

Did anybody came across something like this?
Greetings from Poland
Oskar
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Re: Brother hl-1112 can't print file over certain size

Post by Moem » Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:23 am

Could the memory of the printer be broken / loose / insufficient?
How does the printer report its memory when it prints a self test page?
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Re: Brother hl-1112 can't print file over certain size

Post by oskar2905 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:31 am

Honestly I don't know. I don't think memory is not large enough. Memory is 1MB so it should be plenty for about ~500kb file...

Here are specs of printer http://support.brother.com/g/b/spec.asp ... 1112_us_eu

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Re: Brother hl-1112 can't print file over certain size

Post by Moem » Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:36 am

Again:
How does the printer report its memory when it prints a self test page? Does it report that full 1MB?
Which error are you getting? Is it blinking four times, then nothing, then four times and so on?
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Re: Brother hl-1112 can't print file over certain size

Post by oskar2905 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:50 am

I don't know how to print test page :D . I will find it and report back. I tried to print linux test page but it just gives some circles that's all.

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Re: Brother hl-1112 can't print file over certain size

Post by Moem » Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:51 am

oskar2905 wrote:I don't know how to print test page :D
Okay, that is easy:
- Turn on the printer and wait until it reports 'Ready'
- Press the power button three times
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Re: Brother hl-1112 can't print file over certain size

Post by oskar2905 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:56 am

I can't print test page. When I press power button three times it does not respond.

Ok. Now I'm sure that it's linux fault. i hooked up a windows laptop and tried to print big png file (~15MB or so) and it worked right away.

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Re: Brother hl-1112 can't print file over certain size

Post by pdc_2 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:01 pm

go to PRINTERS folder;
right-click on the icon for this printer
look in MAKE & MODEL section of PROPERTIES;
drag window to right to see all the text
copy what is there; please paste it back here

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Re: Brother hl-1112 can't print file over certain size

Post by oskar2905 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:25 pm

Brother HL-1110 for CUPS

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Re: Brother hl-1112 can't print file over certain size

Post by pdc_2 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:23 pm

so if one looks on Open Printing; the open-source site for support for printing in linux ........

http://www.openprinting.org/printer/Bro ... er-HL-1112

the comment there is
The Linux driver (filter) appears to be of vastly inferior quality compared to the Windows one, with visible dithering at the default 600dpi resolution, and poor processing or compression resulting in difficulties of printing ten equal business cards on an A4 sheet at 1200dpi.</p> <p> Key portions of the driver are proprietary software, only available for the x86/glibc architecture.
so the open-source foomatic or gutenprint don't seem to cover this printer; ........ at least, it don't seem to be documented, from what I can find ...................

you could explore changing the allocation in the MAKE & MODEL section you have looked up for us: if you click CHANGE; wait for the database to load; and see if any of the Brother drivers work: of the HL series of the lower numbers ....... just a thought ............. they would be foomatic or gutenprint referenced

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if you look at the whole Brother page http://www.openprinting.org/printers/ma ... er/Brother

you can see that many of the Brother devices get a work perfectly rating; some like yours, get only partially working as their evaluation

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on the theme that the Brother drivers for this (and other devices) aren't of great quality, you can see this quote
If you use the HL-2140 PCL5e driver the printer works fine. Brother has provided its own drivers, but the print quality is lower than with the pcl5e driver.
from this page on the HL2140 http://www.openprinting.org/printer/Bro ... r-HL-2150N so maybe hunting around and trying different open-source drivers might work

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Re: Brother hl-1112 can't print file over certain size

Post by Bolle1961 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:08 pm

I'm using the Brother driver for my HL-1110 and it's working good. Haveit for almost 2,5 years now
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Re: Brother hl-1112 can't print file over certain size

Post by pdc_2 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:43 pm

so this page on Open Printing talks of the HL-1110 and talks of its problems with memory http://www.openprinting.org/printer/Bro ... er-HL-1110

Likely the HL-1112 is the same .....

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This printer does work in Linux using the proprietary driver supplied by Brother, however there are some issues, namely the fact that I had an "out of memory" error (many PDF files do not print in standard resolution with this printer, which has a very limited amount of memory), and in Linux it never explained what the error was. It simply activated the flashing red LED and refused to print, while in Windows it displayed the actual error message.
and then a useful piece of info where a user analysed what was going on

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Re: Brother hl-1112 can't print file over certain size

Post by Bolle1961 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:12 pm

Made some tests scanning an A4 form
Xsane 590 kB
Simple Scan and Epson scan program+/- 1MB
Vuescan 16 kB (yes sixteen)
I don't know what kind of big files you have, I have most of the time pure text files, downloaded invoices or LibreOffice PDF files
Scanner : Epson Perfection V350 Photo
Printer : Brother HL-1110
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Re: Brother hl-1112 can't print file over certain size

Post by oskar2905 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:52 pm

I forgot about this thread :oops: .

@Bolle1961 I have epson v-350 photo too ;) . I can't print anything that's over 300-500kB. What distro are you using?

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Re: Brother hl-1112 can't print file over certain size

Post by Bolle1961 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:06 pm

At the moment Linux Mint 18.3 MATE x64
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Re: Brother hl-1112 can't print file over certain size

Post by I do Mint » Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:22 pm

Well I'm having some issues with my Brother HL-1110 too, printing from Mint is in lower quality then printing from Zorin OS.
I even set it in fine for the highest quality, strange since they are both build on Ubuntu.
Also a certain pdf file wouldn't print on my Mint system, printing the file from Zorin OS gave no issues at all.
2 systems here run Zorin OS and mine runs Mint and I'm the only one with issues.
All systems use the default Brother HL-1110 driver.
It looks to me it is a Mint issue, running 17 Qiana but switch to Mint 19 asap.
Will also switch from 32 bit to 64 so hopefully this solves the problem.
Oh yes, I do Mint :)

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Re: Brother hl-1112 can't print file over certain size

Post by Bolle1961 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:42 pm

I have mine HL-1110 since september? 2015.
In those days running Debian stable, later LMDE 2 and lately Linux Mint 18.x all MATE x64.
The problems with some files are recent, but lately I have to do a lot of print work from scanned files, in the past I didn't, so I don't know if the problem longer existed.
I'll install some other distro's to see what happens then.
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Re: Brother hl-1112 can't print file over certain size

Post by Bolle1961 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:29 pm

I do Mint wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:22 pm
Also a certain pdf file wouldn't print on my Mint system, printing the file from Zorin OS gave no issues at all.
2 systems here run Zorin OS and mine runs Mint and I'm the only one with issues.
Will also switch from 32 bit to 64 so hopefully this solves the problem.
Which Zorin version do you have, based on Ubuntu 16.04.x or 14.04.x?
Ubuntu 16.04.3 MATE x64 gives also problems
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Re: Brother hl-1112 can't print file over certain size

Post by I do Mint » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:00 am

Switched to LMDE now and all prints fine but just not the quality I expected.
Have to check later on the Zorin boxes which version they run now.
Oh yes, I do Mint :)

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