[cups.general] duplex doesn't work - please help

Helmut Jarausch jarausch at igpm.rwth-aachen.de
Tue Apr 5 05:33:32 PDT 2005

Johannes Meixner wrote:
> Hello,
> On Apr 5 13:16 Helmut Jarausch wrote (shortened):
>>Yes, my test file was created by pstops - I need that ( 8 pages to 1
>>double-sided page).
> Why don't you (or can't you) use the CUPS "Document Options"?
> See the "CUPS Software Users Manual"
> http://www.cups.org/doc-1.1/sum.html#4_3

These don't work here either.

> The culprit is the pstops utility from the PSUtils package.
> It inserts a procset into the PS job just after the
> header comments which - among other tings - defines the
> setpagedevice operator as a noop.
> Thus, any defaults defined by your printer's PPD or given
> as options in the print command are just ignored.
> The only chance you'd have is with printers that need things
> like media size, duplexing or the like to be specified by PJL
> commands or with native IPP printers that natively support
> these attributes via the IPP interface.

My printer does support the IPP interface but how can set attribute
for this (with CUPS)?

Many thanks,

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