Bug 452181 - cups ignores gnome printer dialog setting
cups ignores gnome printer dialog setting
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: cups (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-06-19 17:27 EDT by Patrick C. F. Ernzer
Modified: 2008-06-20 04:07 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-06-19 18:10:55 EDT
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Description Patrick C. F. Ernzer 2008-06-19 17:27:41 EDT
Description of problem:
it would seem that no matter what duplex options (simplex, long-edge duplex,
short edge dumplex) I set in the gnome print dialog, my Lexmark C530DN will
always print with the settings I configured in the printer (it has a web
interface for this)

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set up printer in cups with PPD extracted from Windows driver as described at
2. configure one kind of duplex in the printer's web interface
3. print with an app that uses the gnome printer dialog (tested evince and
firefox), setting different duplex settings
Actual results:
printer's settings take precedence

Expected results:
gnome print dialog settings take precedence

Additional info:
I came across this while trying to print a psbook and tearing out my hair over
the printer always doing long-edge binding
Comment 3 Patrick C. F. Ernzer 2008-06-19 17:42:49 EDT
forgot to add, the printer is set up as network printer with an IPP connection
(just in case that matters)
Comment 6 Patrick C. F. Ernzer 2008-06-19 18:10:55 EDT
ah, NOTABUG, I just found out that if I take the PPD file from the Mac driver
instead of the one from the Windows driver I get the results I wanted. (for
those reading this, you will have to clean up the PPD as described at

Sorry for the false alarm.
Comment 8 Tim Waugh 2008-06-20 04:07:03 EDT
Glad you got it working. :-)

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