Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 444873
Duplex shouldn't affect number of copies
Last modified: 2008-05-02 09:33:33 EDT
Description of problem:
I have a printer that can duplex.
If I print a single page 10 times with the duplexing on, I currently get 5
printed pages with the same page printed 10 time one on each side of the page.
What I should get is 10 printed pages with a copy of the page on one side.
Duplex shouldn't affect how many copies I get. While I haven't tried the
following, I imagine that if I printed a 3 page document multiple times with
duplex on, I would get a mess of paper with the start of the document on the
back of the last page in every second case.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
[rodd@localhost ~]$ rpm -qa | grep cups
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Print a 1 page document on a printer that can duplex.
2. Change the number of copies to more than 1
The same page is printed both sides
The same page should be printed on a new page for each copy.
How exactly are you printing? The application you are printing from makes a
difference. Is it evince, openoffice, something else..?
I was printing from evince in this case.
Okay, I just tested OOo and it works as expected, however I noticed that the
printer still sucked the page back in, it just didn't print on the back side.
So, has this something to do with the application not sending two pages to the
printer (or more correctly, an even number of pages)?
The printer will suck the page back in and flip it in order to have the pages in
the output tray the right way up. (Think about a document with n pages, n > 1
and n odd.)
Evince is a known offender with this. Marking as a duplicate.
(Hey, someone other than me filing duplex-printing bugs! Yay!)
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 303401 ***