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Re: [SLE] Warning to Americans!
  • From: "Paul W. Abrahams" <abrahams@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 1 May 2006 18:37:16 -0400
  • Message-id: <200605011837.16933.abrahams@xxxxxxx>
On Sunday 30 April 2006 5:33 pm, Hans du Plooy wrote:
> On Sat, 2006-04-29 at 00:32 -0400, Paul W. Abrahams wrote:
> > The default installation of SuSE printers uses A4 paper, which will cause
your
> > printer to hang up. It happened to me and it took a while to figure out
what
> > was going on. CUPS also has to be told (separately, I think) what the
paper
> > size is. For Americans, it should be letter size. The setting is in the
> > filter parameters of the printer.
>
> Thanks! Now the *rest* of the world can finally get their paper size
> set as default....

Warnings to Americans can safely be ignored (usually) by non-Americans.

My point is that whichever way the default is set, it will be wrong for a lot
of people and the symptoms may not have an obvious explanation.

Paul

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