Hello. I am using Linux Ubuntu v.11.10 64-bit. I have a couple of questions to ask you regarding issues with the printing from my Linux Ubuntu v.11.10 64-bit operating system and my multi-function printer (Brother MFC7820N)?
When I successfully installed my Linux Ubuntu v11.10 64-bit operating system I cannot recall exactly what happened, but I know my Ubuntu operating system automatically (no intervention from me) and successfully installed the drivers 'exactly' for this particular Brother multi-function printer so basically did nothing to install the drivers for it. If I go to “System Settings...” -> “Printing” I can see in the “Printing – localhost” window my printer (“MFC-7820N”) with a green check mark in the upper left corner to signify the driver is accepted and fine. So all well and dandy!
Now, this issues:
A. Firefox on Linux Ubuntu & Firefox Plus 4 Other Popular Web Browsers on Windows 7:
When I print from Firefox (Ubuntu's default browser) a webpage, I have 'to wait' all random times for the webpage to begin to print the very first page through the Brother MFC-7820N printer. It can be (but 'very' rare) to print ‘instantly’ from the moment I click “Print” in the “Print “ window of the Firefox webpage I wish to print. Other times it can take up to and even over 1 minute from the time I click “Print” to the moment the first webpage is printed – not uncommon. Now, I am talking 1-3 webpages on average that I may print. On my Windows 7 64-bit operating system, when printing webpages, I do not have this kind of wait from any of my latest web browsers like Firefox v.11, Internet Explorer 9, Google Chrome v.18.0, Opera v.11.60, or Safari v.5.1.2. From these web browsers, I may have to 3-5 seconds for a maximum wait time until the first page from the Brother MFC-7820N prints its first page for say a total of 10 physical hard copy pages to be printed.
B. LibreOffice on Ubuntu & Microsoft Word 2007/2010 on Windows:
Also, I will say that at times, I will have to wait all different random times for the first document page from LibreOffice Writer (v.3.4.4) document to print as well on Linux Ubuntu. It can be 10-20 seconds to print out at times a 2-3 page document. In contrast to printing webpages from Firefox on Linux Ubuntu, document pages from LibreOffice on Linux Ubuntu generally print 'sooner' that printing webpages from Firefox. Contrasting to Microsoft Office Word 2007 or 2010 versions -- obviously only compatible with Windows operating systems (So I cannot compare Microsoft Word 2007/2010 on a Linux Ubuntu operating system), on Windows I have Word document print within 1 second once I click “OK” in Word’s “Print” window.
C. LibreOffice on Windows:
Using the LibreOffice version for Windows I have installed on my Windows 7 64-bit operating system; the document page will print out within 1 second once I click “Print” on the “Print” window. This is a stark contrast to LibreOffice Linux Ubuntu distribution version on Linux Ubuntu.
Bottom Line & Questions:
1. It is obvious -- So why the longer wait delays in printing from my Brother MFC-7820N on Linux Ubuntu operating system regardless of the program than from Windows operating system programs? Please explain.
2. Is there a means or a way to speed up the longer than normal print wait times between my Brother MFC-7820N multi-function printer and Linux Ubuntu v.11.10 64-bit operating system? If so, how? Please explain.