[clug] landscape tru64 to redhat printing problem

Tomasz Ciolek tmc at dreamcraft.com.au
Thu Jun 12 16:01:16 EST 2003


just make sure that if landscape print is specified you use a postrcipt
filter on the TRU64 machine to make the page a landscape image in PS.

Then just print as normal.


On Thu, Jun 12, 2003 at 03:55:03PM +1000, Rousak, Boris wrote:
> Greetings all,
> I have a printer problem which is as follows: There exists a linux (redhat
> 7.3 kernel: 2.4.18) server that user lpr to share out printers to several
> Tru64 boxes. Under tru64 the lpr command has -o landscape option to convert
> the printing to landscape but under redhat this option is missing, in fact
> under redhat the only way I could find to print landscape is to: mpage -1lvh
> filename | lp. This however means that documents that come pre formatted for
> landscape from tru64 end up being printed in portrait after passing through
> linux.  All the links on google point to using cups with cups-lpd daemon but
> at this stage I am a bit reluctant to go to a whole new printing daemon. Any
> suggestions on how to rectify this without resorting to cups? The printers
> use generic  PostScript driver.
> Thanks,
> Regards,
> Boris
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> Boris Rousak
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