Hello. I am using Linux Ubuntu v.11.10 64-bit. I have a question 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 in dandy!
Now, this issue:
I notice at times when I print from Linux Ubuntu’s default web browser, Firefox, a particular webpage; randomly I experience (more often than not), the header and footer information missing on a printed (physical hard copy) page that typically we see when we print a webpage from a web browser.
For example, the content that is missing on the printed page in reference to the header and footer information would include the title of the webpage in the upper left corner of the page, the “Page x of y” in the upper right corner of the page, the URL in the lower left corner of the page, and the date or date and time information in the bottom right corner of the page. Yes, every web browser has its own scheme on what and where is in the header and footer of a physical hard copy page.
Quantifying this ‘randomness’ of the missing header and footer issue, it happens to A PARTICULAR webpage and if there are more than one physical hard copy page for that webpage that will be printed, ALL the physical hard copy pages for that particular webpage will be missing their header and footer information. If I go back at another time and try to re-print the webpage(s), AGAIN, all pages of the webpage(s) will be missing the header and footer information as well – no change for the webpage. When I say ‘random” I mean you do not know what webpage (or even the whole website) will give you the missing header and footer information.
I made mention about my Brother multi-function printer; however, I ‘seriously doubt’ that my Brother multi-function printer has any reason to why the header and footers are missing from the hard copy printed pages. It stems from the web browser and the operating system as ‘the source’ for the printing. I described my printer and driver in this question/thread in the event you were curious as to the printer source.
NOTE: I have never had any issues with any printed page’s header and footer missing using this Brother multi-function printer on my Windows 7 64-bit operating system. This includes my Windows’s Firefox web browser with never having any printed page’s header and footer missing. That is why I am thinking along the lines of Linux Ubuntu issue in combination with Ubuntu’s Firefox and the particular webpage or even website.
1. Why this randomness of the missing printed pages’s header and footer from certain webpages when I print within my Linux Ubuntu v.11.10 64-bit’s Firefox from my Brother MFC-7820N printer? Please explain.
2. What answers or solutions can you suggest to remedy or fix this issue so I never have this randomness of a missing printed page’s header and footer? Please explain.