Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 128236
How does margin setting work?
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:46 EST
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Description of problem:
I'm trying to set the printable area/margins for my printer, which is
a Samsung ML-4500 though I think the same applies for any printer.
There is clearly a facility to tweak some imageable area and margins
values in the "Queue Options" part of system-config-printer but I
can't find any documentation or hints as to which values to tweak, how
to tweak them, what the difference is between the "imageable area"
options and the "margins" options etc.
I the past I have successfully used the alignmargins/align.ps scripts
from linuxprinting.org to tweak the PPD file to match my printer.
However, given that system-config-printer clearly intends to provide
the same sort of functionality, I would really like to do it "the
approved way", which might then create settings that would persist
across upgrades etc.
I would really appreciate it if a quick "margins howto" file was added
to the documentation section and/or help section of
system-config-printer. I've tried changing some values and looking for
the differences in the output to try to decide what's what but I can't
make sense of it at the moment and I'll be wasting a lot of paper.
In the meantime I'm going to work around it by using the old
alignmargins method and manually assigning the modified PPD file to
the queue with lpadmin.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Edit a printer queue.
2. Select "queue options"
Actual Results: Top and left few pixels missing from printout.
Expected Results: Should have found guidance on setting margins.
Fedora Core 2 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for
security updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please
reopen and reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a
security issue and hasn't been resolved in the current FC3 updates or
in the FC4 test release, reopen and change the version to match.
Still no sign of any documentation on setting margins in the FC3 version of the
package, so bumping version to FC3.
I'm still having the same problem in rawhide. Please bump the version up to devel.
Given that system-config-printer has been rewritten for FC6 and doesn't have
specific margin setting options, I think this can be closed. Hans, do you agree?
OK, closing as WONTFIX (seems the most appropriate resolution to me).