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I'm attempting to add a network printer (Brother MFC-8840D) to my machine via Rendezvous.

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The printer is connected to network via an Ethernet cable. Laptop is connected via wifi.

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The printer appears to be added correctly to the printer list. However, when I print a test page the printer will produce hundreds of pages (if I don't turn off the printer) with the following message:

ERROR NAME;
undefined

COMMAND;

OPERAND STACK;
--stringtype--

This behavior has been present since Snow Leopard.

If I add the same printer as 'IP' using the 'Internet Printing Protocol - IPP' and the CUPs driver, however, everything works as expected.

Is this a driver-related issue? Is Rendezvous attempting to use the 'BR-Script 3' driver?

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The BR-Script3 driver doesn't cause the problem mentioned earlier.

  • As you can indeed get the printer to operate as it should by changing software used to drive the device, it would appear that it is indeed a software (driver) issue that causes it to malfunction, as opposed to a hardware problem. You do not describe changing how the printer is physically connected to your network, or using a different interface... only changing the software you use to access it. Apparently Rendezvous is attempting to use an incorrect driver. – Bon Gart Aug 20 '12 at 14:04
  • Can I force Rendezvous to use the CUPS driver? – Craig Aug 20 '12 at 15:23

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