On Sunday 27 December 2009 07:41:29 am Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Saturday 26 December 2009, Gene Heskett wrote:
> >Greetings all;
> >
> >I have a B&W Brother HL-2140 printer, that I normally use with a
> > color computer, all setup and working in cups, in addition to
> > several different profiles for an Epson NX515 combo printer that
> > I bought to replace my old Epson C82 when the printhead in it
> > finally expired.
> >
> >Everytime I run gimp to print something, I am reminded that its
> > printer database is totally independent of the cups database. 
> > And for some reason, tossing a gimp loaded .jpg at the NX515 only
> > gets me about 80 pages of blank paper.  Or a printer jam, this
> > NX515 is a POS compared to the old C82.
> >
> >So my question is: Where do I put the BR2140.ppd that cups uses so
> > that the gutenprint plug-in can also find it?  The regular print
> > dialog has no knowledge of this printer, and nowhere near enough
> > controls to be usable.
> >
> >My wife, who needs about 8 pages of a Contata Finale piece printed
> > on regular paper so they'll lay flat on the piano while she plays
> > them, is checking to see if I've got this done yet about every
> > station break on the tv.  And my sanity, if I ever had any, is
> > receding.   Help!
> >
> >Thanks.
> PS, & since no one has touched this one with a single character of
>  reply,  I found a workaround.  goto print, select the Brother from
>  the printer listing (after its setup with the new menu that's in
>  there someplace), then do a print preview which does display it in
>  portrait, click on the full width button on the menubar, then
>  click on the print button on the preview screen. It is then
>  printed portrait, full sized.  Any other method prints it
>  landscape, slightly smaller in scale and still with some of the
>  bottom clipped off.
> I feel like I'm playing connect the dots here folks.  The excedrin
>  headache number is approaching overflow status...
If your running openSUSE Linux you can put the ppd into /etc/cups/ppd/ 
. I assume other distros also put it there. Also you can up the cups 
web interface to set up the printer. The PPD will still wind up in 
/etc/cups/ppd. make sure its the right ppd for your printer.
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