Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 76856
testpage prints 0.75" too low on deskjet 920c
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:04 EDT
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Description of problem:
I've successfully used redhat-config-printer to set up my directly connected HP
deskjet 920c. When I print the test page, it prints, but the top margin has an
extra 0.75" added to it. I upgraded hpijs to hpijs-1.2.2-22.i386.rpm, but the
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install RedHat 8.0
2.Install HP deskjet 920c (using redhat-config-printer)
3.Print test page (US letter postscript)
Actual Results: The test page printed, but moved down 0.75"
Expected Results: Top margins should be 0.5" and 1.0", not 1.25" and 1.75".
Fresh install on a blank hard drive only three days ago.
Worked fine with RedHat 7.3
As a further test, I did the following:
gs -dNOPAUSE -sOutputFile=/tmp/test.ppm -sDEVICE=ppmraw -dBATCH
and the page printed correctly! Well, the top 0.5" margin was at 0.75", but
that's close enough, the top and bottom margins both show up and are vertically
So, what's up with that?
I'm an idiot.
After much debugging and modifying shell scripts, I went into
redhat-config-printer-gui and changed the 'A4' to 'US Letter' and it fixed the
Might want to make a note of that on the test page itself: "If this page prints
0.5 inch too low, make sure your paper size is correct, US Letter and A4 paper
are different lengths."