[Samba] Can't do Landscape [was "... with ManualFeed"]]
gaa at ulticom.com
Wed Apr 9 15:19:33 GMT 2003
Well, it seems as if that problem actually is with my laptop. I transfered the
file to another system and it does not force manualfeed. No other changes.
Drivers downloaded from the server identically.
However: The real problem started when I was trying to solve a reported problem
with landspace mode on our HP LasterJet 1200s using the PCL drivers. (I just
jumped to the conclusion that _all_ landscape was broken). So, I moved my
testing to another PC running Win2k. Trying to print a landscape document
to \\new\shipping generates the error:
The margins of section 1 are set outside the printable area of the page.
Do you want to continue?
If I say "yes", the first few words get chopped off of each line. If I do the
same thing to \\old\shipping I have no problems.
And yes I did set the document defaults, though not successfully.
When I go to Settings/Printers and select the printer and look at printing
preferences it shows what I setup on the server. However, when I try
to print from Word I don't see the same selections. I remember this used to
be a problem with postscript printers, but now that seems to be fixed. It
seems to only be a problem with PCL now (at least for me). Is there a newer
fix for PCL drivers?
Peter Carpenter wrote:
> Just a thought: did you set "Document Defaults..." successfully after you
> uploaded the drivers? Maybe changing Paper Source from "Automatically
> Select" to something more specific could be a workaround? Or could users do
> this when they submit their jobs (as a workaround)?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gary Algier [mailto:gaa at ulticom.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, 08 April, 2003 11:16 PM
> I am haviong problems with Landscape mode on our HP printers (many models).
> I am running 2.2.7a on two different servers. One is using the "old style"
> printing (using "printer driver file" parameter). The other is using the
> newer printing system. It is the same code on both. Both are Solaris
> systems. For the old one, the drivers are installed on the client, for the
> new one the drivers are setup for automatic download.
> Here's the problem:
> If I try to print ladnscape mode using the "old" server, it prints just
> fine. If I use the "new" server, the printer asks for manual feed.
> This looks a lot like the problem I found in the archive:
> Subject: [Samba] Win2K Printer Driver Problems - Landscape margins
> off, no collat
> Date: 2002-10-07 6:33:42
> From: "SMITH Gregory C." <gsmith () ahbl ! ca>
> The response basicly seemed to be: It is fixed in 2.2.6pre2.
> I seem to have the problem with 2.2.7a.
> I think both "printers" are using the same the driver as the test system
> I installed had no drivers for the printer (HP8100) prior to the
> accessing "\\new\printer" and the driver I subsequently used when prompted
> to install local drivers for "\\old\printer" were picked from the available
> drivers on the test system. I did a "disable printer" on the Solaris
> so I could capture the results and perform a diff. Here's the only
> in the files produced:
> --- old-landspace.ps Tue Apr 8 17:19:36 2003
> +++ new-landspace.ps Tue Apr 8 17:22:18 2003
> @@ -6,7 +6,7 @@
> %%Title: Microsoft Word - landscape.doc
> %%Creator: PScript5.dll Version 5.2
> -%%CreationDate: 4/8/2003 17:18:35
> +%%CreationDate: 4/8/2003 17:21:42
> %%For: gaa
> %%BoundingBox: (atend)
> %%Pages: (atend)
> @@ -178,6 +178,11 @@
> +%%BeginFeature: *InputSlot ManualFeed
> +<</ManualFeed true /MediaPosition 3>> setpagedevice
> %%BeginFeature: *Smoothing True
> << /PostRenderingEnhance true /PostRenderingEnhanceDetails << /REValue 2
> 8 >>
> @@ -185,7 +190,7 @@
> -%%BeginFeature: *PageSize Letter
> +%%BeginFeature: *PageRegion Letter
> <</PageSize [612 792] /ImagingBBox null>> setpagedevice
> As you can see the only difference is that printing via the newer server
> causes Landscape to come out ManualFeed.
> Does anyone have a solution?
> Did I miss something when I uploaded the drivers, etc.?
> I went back after the fact and performed the Landscape/Portrait devmode
> I want to retire the old server and this is the only thing keeping it alive
> at this time (Don't worry, I have other uses planned. It won't be put out
> to pasture.)
Gary Algier, WB2FWZ gaa at ulticom.com +1 856 787 2758
Ulticom Inc., 1020 Briggs Rd, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054 Fax:+1 856 866 2033
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