[CentOS] printer only prints one page, if anything

Michael Hennebry

hennebry at web.cs.ndsu.nodak.edu
Wed Nov 6 23:16:52 UTC 2019

On Wed, 6 Nov 2019, Fred Smith wrote:

> It looks as if you downloaded the two RPMs from Brother then attempted
> to follow their complicated instructions for installing them. Much
> simpler is to do this:
> linux-brprinter-installer-2.1.1-1 is the brother printer driver
> installer I used on my HL-L2360D.

I had tried that also, but tried it again.
before my last try, I power-cycled the printer.
This time it worked.
For some reason CUPS now shows two queue names:
HL-L2360D-series   Brother HL-L2360D series   localhost.localdomain
HL-L2360D          HLL2360D
both Brother HL-L2360D for CUPS    .

'Tain't as big a deal as having none,
but why does CUPS have two queue names for the printer?

> it asks a few questions, some more cryptic than others, and then
> downloads and installes the required packages, after which I ran the
> system-config-printer tool and set up my printer. Voila!

I think they were the same packages that I tried to use.
In any case, they both ended in 386.

Had not heard of system-config-printer .
Neither man, info nor --help helped.
What is it suppoded to do?
Google suggests it is a GUI.
Google also suggests that it is always started through a GUI.
Is it under Sundry, Print Settings?

> As I also said previously in this thread, I set up the same printer
> on Centos-8 without installing any Brother drivers, by going direct
> to CUPS on port 631 and selecting Brother 2460 (since it didn't offer
> 2360). Here are two entries from /etc/cups/printers.conf:

My printer worked in July.
At the time, it did not have Brother drivers.
I don't know what update broke it or how.

Is there an easy way to rename or alias a queue?

Michael   hennebry at web.cs.ndsu.NoDak.edu
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