Re: CUPS/foomatic/gs printing problem - plain text - first line too high,gets cut off
On Mon, 13 Mar 2006, Rick Reynolds wrote:
> Patrick Wiseman wrote:
> >On 3/12/06, *Daniel B.* <email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>> wrote:
> > I'm having trouble with printing after switching to using CUPS,
> > foomatic, and gs (gs-esp) in Sarge:
> > When I try to print plain text, the system cuts off the top two-thirds
> > of the first line, and the first several characters on the left.
> >I have found it necessary to use something like this for my HP
> >printer. It's documented in the CUPS documentation.
> >'lp -o page-left=36 -o page-top=36'
> I've had this problem for over a year with my Sarge CUPS LaserJet series
> II driver. I looked around at the time for some kind of offsetting
> adjustment, but never really found anything.
> Any way to modify settings in CUPS to internalize this offset? I get
> the offsetting problem when printing from anything (e.g., open office)
> not just lp.
> I've got this printer exposed via CUPS and samba, and it is a bit
> frustrating that my wife's windows laptop has no such issue when it prints.
I'm coming into this thread late, so I apologize if we've already been
here, done that...
A couple of items to check:
0) If you generate a postscript file and then view it with gv (or ggv)
are the margins correct, or is the text shoved up to 0,0?
1) For CUPS: default paper size for your printer is 'letter', not 'A4'...
- hit the 'Configure Printer' button on your printer's CUPS page
Typically at <http://localhost:631/printers>
2) In general: default paper size is 'letter', not 'A4'...
- check '/etc/papersize'
- and/or 'dpkg --reconfigure libpaper1' (for sid distribution)
3) Try deleting and re-adding your printer to CUPS. Under certain
conditions upgrading CUPS backend software (ie.
cupsys-driver-gutenprint or equiv) can screw things up.
- make sure you're using the right PPD/driver for your printer,
sometimes "close enough" isn't...