Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 68914
"mpage -2H xxx.ps | lpr" doesn't go landscape
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:03 EDT
Description of Problem:
Printing side-by-side using mpage -2H prints the 2 pages in portrait, not landscape.
cups enabled, printer is a HP Laserjet 4000 connected to the network.
ghostscript shows the file fine
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. mpage -2H xxx.ps > xxx-2.ps
2. lpr xxx-2.ps
Pages are printed in portrait (doesn fit paper, obviously), not landscape
I've seen this too.
I'm seeing this with RedHat 8.0 also. Every landscape postscript file I throw at
cups gets printed in portrait. My printer is an Epson Stylus Color 880
Just installed box 8.0. Same problem. Workaround?
I've tried everytinh I remember (with all the available printer drivers etc.) to
no avail. This is really bad...
Picked up the cups SRPM from cd5 and replaced the 1.1.15 tarball with 1.1.16 and
it is working now (can print landscape again).
*** Bug 76419 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 76427 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I have a box upgraded from Red Hat 7.3/CUPS, and I see the same problem; it
was able to print landscape before the upgrade, but not afterwards.
I'll try the upgrade to 1.1.16.
You probably want to wait for 1.1.17, due out any day now.
*** Bug 76857 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
A fix for this bug can be found here:
I have applied this to the cups source rpm, and I got landscape printing again.
I have uploaded some RPMs on http://lwb1.it.dtu.dk/~lmc/rpms/ for those who can
wait for redhat 8.1 :-)
*** Bug 78721 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 78746 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Grabbing cups-1.1.16-1.i386.rpm from the RawHide 1.0 distribution on rpmfind.net
fixed it for me.
Will an errata package be release for RH 8.0? It is a pretty serious problem in
some office environments...
I'd like to wait for at least 1.1.17 before issuing any advisory. I'll keep
this open as a reminder.
This seems to have been fixed with the recent cups-1.1.17-0.2 release;
I'm able to print in landscape mode through KDE now.