Description of Problem:
default paper type is a4 in config.ps it should really letter or pay
attention to the system default.
look in: /usr/share/texmf/dvips/config/config.ps
just move line 48 and 49 below line 51
so move this:
@ A4size 210mm 297mm
@+ %%PaperSize: A4
@ letterSize 8.5in 11in
this would be a handy fix.
b/c otherwise dvips defaults to a4.
You can change it yourself with `texconfig'. The current a4-value is reasonably
for 95% of the world-population.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 50660 ***