update on brother 5170dn problems
Eric S. Johansson
esj at harvee.org
Sun Sep 25 09:58:54 PDT 2005
I want to say that the support folks a brother have been really good. I
do appreciate the help they have given me. But it's beginning to look
like the problem is actually two problems.
First: when the triggering event happens, the printer locks up. This
should never happen. But it does and I'm getting accustomed to power
cycling the printer.
second: the triggering event itself depends on application. If I print
a test page or 10 or 15 pages of plaintext from open office, everything
works fine. If I print a graphics intensive page (cartoon such as "get
fuzzy") from either Firefox or epiphany, the printer locks up.
Unfortunately I haven't had any time to test out other boundary
conditions but this is smelling more like a cup's problem. If my
intuition is wrong, please say so. But in the end, my goal is to get
this nice printer working and not have to go purchase a new printer.
 I've come to understand how nice it is by printing from Windows and
it's really nice. The duplexer, the high-resolution print are all
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