Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 194580
Since upgrading from FC4 to FC5 "lpr file" always prints in Landscape
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:34 EST
Description of problem:
If I send a file to my Postscript printer directly with "lpr filename", it
always prints the output in Landscape orientation rather than Portrait.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Print any file using the "lpr" command. Note, if I print using OpenOffice or
Konqueror, the output is formatted correctly.
Steps to Reproduce:
This is a network printer Dell 3100cn, and in checking all the places I know
(control panel, web access to the printer) for setting the orientation, they
are all set to Portrait, including the values stored in the printer. The
printer has worked perfectly fine for a long time under FC4.
I defined this same printer on a different FC5 that was installed rather than
upgraded, and it works just fine, so that implies something got messed up in
I removed /etc/cups, reinstalled all the cups rpms using --force, and
redefined the printer using the ppd from the FC5 system where printing works
correctly, but the problem still exists -- all "lpr filename" commands print
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 195532 ***