Bug 89306 - Prunting unformatted files, two lines at bottom of each page are missing
Summary: Prunting unformatted files, two lines at bottom of each page are missing
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-printer (Show other bugs)
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Version: 8.0
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Tim Waugh
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2003-04-22 14:56 UTC by Oswald Wyler
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:53 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-05-21 14:22:08 UTC
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Description Oswald Wyler 2003-04-22 14:56:38 UTC
Description of problem:
When printing out an unformatted file, such as received e-mail or a man-page,
the software organizes the file into pages of 64 lines, with 80 columns.
The printer prints out 62 lines, and a bit more, then goes to the next page.
Result: two missing lines at the bottom of each page.

The printer is of type Epson Stylus Color 850, the paper type in printconf
is set as "letter".  All formatted jobs I have printed came out just fine.

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How reproducible:
Find a man-page with more than 62 lines, enter "man <name> | lpr".

Steps to Reproduce:
Actual results: Unformatted files send 64 lines per page; only 62 are printed.

Expected results: 62 lines per page for unformatted files.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2003-04-25 09:08:04 UTC
Have you tried the 'Convert text to PostScript' option?

Comment 2 Oswald Wyler 2003-05-02 17:38:03 UTC
owyler@suscom-maine.net; May 2, 2003:
I added a file /home/owyler/.printconf with three lines:
include /etc/printcap
pl D num 53 #lines per page
pw D num 80 #characters per line
This fixes the problem, but I still think it's a bug; this should not be needed.

Comment 3 Oswald Wyler 2003-05-02 17:45:37 UTC
Typo: The 53 above is really 52.

Comment 4 Tim Waugh 2003-05-21 14:22:08 UTC
Current rawhide has a fix for lines-per-page, by adjusting the default page margins.

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