I was fiddling around with the windows drivers for my Brother HL-2040 the other day and pressed the button to goto the solutions page lo and behold they had finally written a cups wrapper for their Linux driver :). I don’t really have any qualms about running proprietary drivers, ie. I run my nvidia Linux drivers already. So I went and installed them from the Brother Linux site and now when doing number-up printing it wont go off the page like it did for the open source HL-1250 drivers which I was using. And it uses the printer full 8mb of memory so it’s not pausing between pages :). I am one happy customer.
Oh yeah and I sent a tech request to them the other day because the printer was turning on with the computer and I actually go a reply saying to just “restart” the computer with the following operations:
- Turn the printer off
- Hold Go while turning the printer on
- Release your finger from the Go button when Toner light comes on
- Press and hold GO button again
- Release the GO button again when Paper light comes on
And fingers crossed Google picks this up so that people who my experience the same problem can get their answer.