Bug 166688 - Cannot select duplex -> "Not Capable" anymore
Cannot select duplex -> "Not Capable" anymore
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: foomatic (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
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Reported: 2005-08-24 13:19 EDT by Orion Poplawski
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: FC6
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Last Closed: 2006-12-13 10:43:07 EST
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Description Orion Poplawski 2005-08-24 13:19:51 EDT
Description of problem:
We have a HP LaserJet 5M.  The postscript driver Duplex option must be set to
"Not Capable" for it work.  This works in fc3 but no longer is an option in fc4.

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Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2005-09-05 10:53:35 EDT
What goes wrong when "Double-Sided Printing" is set to "Off"?
Comment 2 Orion Poplawski 2005-09-12 11:20:38 EDT
Printer outputs:

ERROR: configurationerror
OFFENDING COMMAND: setpagedevice

Basically, it can't handle *any* setpagedevice command with duplex options. 
"Not Capable" would make it so that no duplex option command was sent.
Comment 3 Orion Poplawski 2006-01-18 16:14:52 EST
Recent foomatic update broke this again for me.  Can we plese fix this?  Here's
a diff of the bad and good .ppd file:

< *DefaultDuplex: None
> *DefaultDuplex: Notcapable
> *Duplex Notcapable/Not capable: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: Duplex=Notcapable"
> *FoomaticRIPOptionSetting Duplex=Notcapable: ""
Comment 4 Orion Poplawski 2006-03-31 18:55:23 EST
Still in FC5, though the PPD format has changed.  Now adding:

*Duplex Notcapable/Not capable: ""

Is needed as well as setting DefaultDuplex: Notcapable.
Comment 5 Tim Waugh 2006-12-13 10:43:07 EST
In FC6 the relevant PPD has an 'InstallableOptions' section including a
duplex-installed option, and system-config-printer can configure this to 'not

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