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FS#17758 - cups or ghostscript does not honor paper size margins on Brother MFC7420

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by IgnorantGuru (IgnorantGuru) - Friday, 08 January 2010, 17:26 GMT
Last edited by Andrea Scarpino (BaSh) - Wednesday, 20 January 2010, 09:38 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Upstream Bugs
Status Closed
Assigned To Andreas Radke (AndyRTR)
Architecture x86_64
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No



The latest cups (or ghostscript?) caused my Brother MFC7420 laser printer to print with the wrong margins - down about an inch from the top, cutting off the bottom of the page, and shifted right, cutting off the right side. All apps such as OpenOffice had this problem, including printing both ps and text from lpr (the ps file created from OpenOffice showed the correct margins but printed wrong). No changes to paper size in CUPS or in the apps changed it, but editing the file /usr/local/Brother/inf/brMFC7420rc, changing "PaperType=A4" to "PaperType=Letter" appears to have resolved it.

I think this problem developed after upgrading cups 1.4.2-1 -> 1.4.2-2, and ghostscript 8.70-2 -> 8.70-3. This Brother-provided driver has worked reliably for a long time (except one time when a ghostscript bug caused it to print blank pages).

I originally reported this bug upstream here but was told to report it to the distribution instead.

Additional info:
cups 1.4.2-2
ghostscript 8.70-3

Printer driver files are attached

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Closed by  Andrea Scarpino (BaSh)
Wednesday, 20 January 2010, 09:38 GMT
Reason for closing:  Upstream
Additional comments about closing:  report this to Brother
Comment by Loui Chang (louipc) - Tuesday, 19 January 2010, 21:56 GMT
I also noticed that top and bottom margins on my HL-2140 are sometimes wrong when I use the Brother driver.
The top margin tends to be too big and the bottom margin too small.