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Bug 68914 - "mpage -2H | lpr" doesn't go landscape
Summary: "mpage -2H | lpr" doesn't go landscape
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: cups
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tim Waugh
QA Contact:
: 76419 76427 76857 78721 78746 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-07-15 21:57 UTC by Horst H. von Brand
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2003-01-22 10:39:34 UTC

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Description Horst H. von Brand 2002-07-15 21:57:58 UTC
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):

How Reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. mpage -2H >
2. lpr

Actual Results:
Pages are printed in portrait (doesn fit paper, obviously), not landscape

Expected Results:
Landscape printing.

Additional Information:

Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2002-10-07 11:48:22 UTC
I've seen this too.

Comment 2 Carlos Rodrigues 2002-10-11 23:06:30 UTC
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
CUPS+gimp-print driver.

Comment 3 H.Breimer 2002-10-12 12:48:56 UTC
Just installed box 8.0. Same problem. Workaround?

Comment 4 Carlos Rodrigues 2002-10-18 20:02:55 UTC
I've tried everytinh I remember (with all the available printer drivers etc.) to
no avail. This is really bad...

Comment 5 Carlos Rodrigues 2002-10-19 14:51:00 UTC
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).

Comment 6 Tim Waugh 2002-10-21 15:57:58 UTC
*** Bug 76419 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 7 Tim Waugh 2002-10-22 08:25:43 UTC
*** Bug 76427 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 8 André Johansen 2002-10-23 07:19:54 UTC
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. 

Comment 9 Tim Waugh 2002-10-23 08:28:57 UTC
You probably want to wait for 1.1.17, due out any day now.

Comment 10 giulioo 2002-10-30 09:33:44 UTC
*** Bug 76857 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 11 Lars Munch 2002-11-07 08:14:44 UTC
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 for those who can
wait for redhat 8.1 :-)

Comment 12 Tim Waugh 2002-11-28 11:07:36 UTC
*** Bug 78721 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 13 Tim Waugh 2002-11-28 17:55:42 UTC
*** Bug 78746 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 14 Need Real Name 2002-12-04 20:18:10 UTC
Grabbing cups-1.1.16-1.i386.rpm from the RawHide 1.0 distribution on
fixed it for me.

Comment 15 Jos Vos 2002-12-05 16:34:06 UTC
Will an errata package be release for RH 8.0?  It is a pretty serious problem in
some office environments...

Comment 16 Tim Waugh 2002-12-05 16:36:01 UTC
I'd like to wait for at least 1.1.17 before issuing any advisory.  I'll keep
this open as a reminder.

Comment 17 André Johansen 2003-01-22 10:32:49 UTC
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. 

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