Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 166688
Cannot select duplex -> "Not Capable" anymore
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:12 EST
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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
What goes wrong when "Double-Sided Printing" is set to "Off"?
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.
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: ""
Still in FC5, though the PPD format has changed. Now adding:
*Duplex Notcapable/Not capable: ""
Is needed as well as setting DefaultDuplex: Notcapable.
In FC6 the relevant PPD has an 'InstallableOptions' section including a
duplex-installed option, and system-config-printer can configure this to 'not