Printer Driver keeps going offline

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Printer Driver keeps going offline

Postby Zardoz » Thu, 01 Jan 2004 06:48:02 GMT

My printer's driver seems be set at " offline " at times.

I turn the computer off when not in use, & I don't think the setting
goes to "offline" while the computer is on, only if I turn the
computer off.  

& I cannot say if it always happens when the computer is turned off

It should always say " ready " right?

It's not a real big deal, as I can always access the control panel &
set it to " ready ", but it is a pain in the butt, especially of I am
on the Interent & want to print something.

I don't think it matters, but it is a Brother MFC 5100C USB driver.
(Could it be the driver's fault somehow?)

Re: Printer Driver keeps going offline

Postby Zardoz » Thu, 01 Jan 2004 08:05:10 GMT

Ok.  Never mind.  The problem was that I had 3 drivers under "Printers
& Faxes" (inside control panet).  2 copies of the printer "MFC 5100C"
driver, & one copy of "PC-Fax".  I deleted the extra copy.

The only other little problem, just a little hassle really, is that
when I go to print something, the PC-Fax driver is always default (set
to "ready" if I check it inside of "Printers & Faxes", while the 5100C
driver doesn't say " ready ", but it doesn't say " offline " either)..

So, anyway, I have to change the driver & click on the 5100 C driver
before every printing episode (after pressing " print " that is).  I
wonder if I even need this PC-Fax software, because I suppose the Fax
part of the MFC works without the Computer even being on.

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