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Re: Printing with Epson 880, CUPS, & unstable - landscape only

Thanks for all the suggestions.  The fun continues... :)

I decided to go and hook up the Epson 880 to a Debian unstable machine 
(running 2.4.9) that I installed and that I've been successful at printing to 
an Epson 777.  I went to the CUPS web administration tool, changed the 
printer driver type and then immediately sent an ASCII file, a PS file, and 
PDF file to the printer.  Each and every document came out with the correct 
orientation (portrait)!  

I didn't set up the other Debian machine (one where CUPS only prints 
landscape), but I now suspect that something is conflicting with the 
cups-gimp-print drivers and causing the re-orientation.  Unfortunately, I 
have no idea what this may be.

Also, I checked the working configuration's ppd file and it has a 
"LandscapeOrientation: Plus90" just as the machine that prints consistently 
in landscape mode.

I'll pass along information if I figure out what's forcing the landscape 
orientation on the one machine.


On Tuesday 02 October 2001 05:27 pm, dman wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 02, 2001 at 04:12:04PM -0500, Oleksandr Moskalenko wrote:
> | * Pete Willemsen (willemsn@cs.utah.edu) wrote:
> ...
> |   Hi Pete,
> |   I don't know if it'll help, but here are my "ppd" and "cupsd.conf"
> | files attached. THese surely work on my unstable system with an ESC 800
> | printer, just like yours.
> Cool.  I think the
> *LandscapeOrientation: Plus90
> line the PPD is what does it.  The printer must default to landscape,
> so the ppd tells the filter/driver to rotate the page by 90° so it
> comes out portrait.  Try "Plus270" ;-) -- if you want the paper to come
> out with the bottom of the page first.
> -D
> (BTW, I've been trying to get a Canon BJC-610 running on the network
> lately so I'm interested in seeing how the various things work in
> cups.  I think I have a solution, but I can't test it until I go home
> and have the printer to play with.)

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