Problems with setting the default printer tray

Andre Doeking doeking at
Sun Apr 17 12:06:32 PDT 2005


Thank you for the quick answer!

Yes, this can be a solution, too. I will test it tomorrow.

HP Laserjet 4 Plus:

But it will be fine, if the default tray is set in the WinXP GUI of the printer. I have checked, whether the ppd-file is there in XP (yes) and if the default tray is set correctly (yes, for the laserjet.ppd used for a HP Laserjet 4 PLUS). So, I think, it's a problem of the Microsoft Postscript driver, which does not interpret the ppd file so far.

HP Laserjet 4000/4050/4100:

Instead of the HP4 Plus printers I have to use your method to set the paper type instead of the default printer tray, because it seems, that the original HP ppd's for the HP Laserjet 4000,4050 and 4100 are corrupted, because the webinterface of cups cannot set the default printer tray. Are you using such printers in your company? How do you solute the printer default tray on this printers?

For the HP Laserjet 4 PLUS printers using the laserjet.ppd file I hope that the new Cups Postscript Driver for Windows 2000 solve the problem. Do you have an idea of the release date of this driver and Cups 1.2?

Yours sincerely

Andrè Döking, Ärztekammer Westfalen-Lippe, Germany

> Andre Doeking wrote:
> >
> > Hello!
> >
> > We have a problem with the standard input tray under Windows XP. The default printer tray is set in the ppd-file (laserjet.ppd) which is also there under Windows XP. But the Microsoft Postscript Driver doesn't set the value, what means, that in the GUI of the printdriver the default input slot is set to "Automatically".
> >
> > In the Webinterface of Cups we have set the default tray i.e. for a HP 4 Plus using the standard laserjet.ppd.
> >
> > Our originally ppd files from HP for the 4000,4050,4100 have another bug with the default printer. There it's not possible to set the default tray input, the input is always set on tray 1. Have you an idea to solute this?
> >
> > The problem in the GUI of the printer driver appears for always every printer.
> >
> > I hope somebody has an idea.
> >
> Not a direct solution do the issue but maybe a workaround. As most HP
> printers
> use automatic tray switching (if one gets empty, the next one will be
> automatically
> selected), and this is only hardly to control, we configure the
> different
> trays to contain different media types (like plain, letterhead, ...).
> These usually
> can be configured using the printer's built-in web client, and we select
> media
> type instead of tray number when printing. Thus far, this works well
> with a variety
> of HP printers.
> Helge
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