I've got a Brother MFC-7820N configured as follows:
- Device URI:
- Make and model:
Brother MFC-7820N BR-Script3
The URI works from every computer on my network (both Linux and Windows). I can connect to the printer at that address and look at its status etc. via its built-in HTTP server, so I'm pretty confident that there are no network issues.
edit — the Ubuntu system in question is a 13.04 installation. I've had the same problems for quite some time however.
The problem I have is that printing PDF files takes an insanely long time from my Ubuntu machine(s). The exact same files can be printed from Windows (both other Windows 7 machines on the network, as well as a Windows 7 VM on my Ubuntu machine) in a very small fraction of the time. By "insanely long time" I mean that a one page document can take from 5 to 15 minutes to print. Sometimes they simply never finish, and I have to restart the printer after a half hour or more.
The effect is the same — precisely the same — whether I print from Firefox's built-in PDF viewer or from
evince or anything else.
There are a zillion references on the internet to this problem, but nobody seems to really know what's going on, and no published "solution" I've seen actually works (or has any effect whatsoever, really, other than those suggestions that make printing fail completely).
Does anybody know what it is that one needs to do in order to get an Ubuntu machine to do ... whatever it is it needs to do in order to print to these Brother networked printers?
(Hooking the printer up to USB or whatever is absolutely not an option for a variety of reasons.)