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Re: [opensuse] printing from firefox - unable to change page size??
  • From: Johannes Meixner <jsmeix@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2010 13:42:25 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <alpine.LNX.2.00.1009301327550.28088@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>


On Sep 30 11:43 Per Jessen wrote (shortened):
Johannes Meixner wrote:

In any case:
Whatever user-specific print queue settings there are in
a particular user's ~/.cups/lpoptions file,

I guess that's for a local override? It's currently empty.

When a particular user's ~/.cups/lpoptions file is empty,
the print queue settings for this user are whatever the
defaults are at the "well known places" in the system.

Any printing dialog should show up with the same user-specific
default settings which are marked by a leading '*' in the
lpoptions -p <queue_name> -l

That shows A4 being the default media size. The media source is shown
as "Internal *PF60A and MF1" which is usually represented in the
printing dialogue as "Cassette 1", "Cassette 2" and "MPF".

/etc/cups/ppd/Kyocera.ppd has "DefaultPageSize: A4".

Nonetheless, I still had to change from US Letter to A4 manually??

Check that there is no /etc/cups/lpoptions file which contains a
page size which contradicts the default in /etc/cups/ppd/Kyocera.ppd
(but if there was such a file, "lpoptions -p <queue_name> -l"
would have shown the page size from that file marked as default).

If there is no such /etc/cups/lpoptions file, any application or
printing dialog which shows a default page size which is not
the one in /etc/cups/ppd/Kyocera.ppd has very likely a bug
or it does not query CUPS for the actual default paper size
(the latter is strictly speaking not a bug but a missing feature)
which proves that "There is no such thing as THE default paper size"
and the consequence is that you have to set such stuff manually
(sometimes even again and again in the same application when
the application cannot save your settings).

Kind Regards
Johannes Meixner
SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, Maxfeldstrasse 5, 90409 Nuernberg, Germany
AG Nuernberg, HRB 16746, GF: Markus Rex
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