On Sunday 27 December 2009 01:56:07 pm Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Sunday 27 December 2009, upscope wrote:
> >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.
> Yes, I see the right one I copied in there yesterday, along with
> about every case variation of cups-pdf.ppd and a bunch of
> ppd.bak's, all gone now.
> I've no idea why I have to jump thgrough so many hoops to get the
> correct size & orientation when printing from cups though.
> And it would also be very very nice if gimp used the same drivers,
> sadly, no.
> Thank you very much.
What version of GIMP do you have? I just went into mine and called up
a .jpg, changed its size selected print and my printer (Xerox Color
Phaser 6120) and it printed no set issue.
I have GIMP 2.6.7 from openSUSE repos'
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