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FX P115 w laser printer not working SOLVED
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Sun 06 Mar 2016, 11:08    Post subject:  

Thanks. Your HL-1050 PPD file uses a driver called hl1250 that is built-in to Ghostscript. That's why you don't need to install a full driver package.

I'm guessing that your P115w uses the same driver technology as the early Brothers, and both are supported by the hl1250 driver.
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PostPosted: Sun 06 Mar 2016, 11:18    Post subject:  

This is interesting. I've been avoiding Fuji Xerox printers exactly because many of the recent ones don't have any Linux drivers. Many submissions on openprinting.org decribe FX printers as "bricks" (ie, useless because there are no drivers for them).

I recently got one, FX P255 dw. I know this one will work because it supports Postscript (I did my research before getting it). But it's a bit older, finding toner for it is not easy, and furthermore the toner is on the expensive side compared to the newer models. I would have gotten this P115w if I knew it would work with cups. I would have never suspected that Brother drivers will work for them.

So thanks for the info.

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PostPosted: Sun 06 Mar 2016, 11:29    Post subject:  

I am still curious as to how boof figured this out, because I can't find any documentation that mentions it.

I wonder how long it will take before googling "docuprint P115w linux" will send users here? Wink
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PostPosted: Sun 06 Mar 2016, 12:03    Post subject:  

I can't tell. But I googled for "fuji xerox p115w brother hl-1050 driver" and it brought me to http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/2411146. This thread shows up as the second link.

Of course, to be able to google that, this requires one to know the fact first. I guess the best thing we can do (either you, me, or boof) is to submit the fact to openprinting.org so that others know about that as well.

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