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:
I have a BW 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!
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,
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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