[cups.general] How does CUPS support IPP, number-up from kprinter

anonymous yliu0131 at brockport.edu
Thu Jan 20 10:53:24 PST 2005

"Johannes Meixner" <jsmeix at suse.de> wrote in message 
news:19897-cups.general at news.easysw.com...
> Hello,
> On Jan 19 20:05 anonymous wrote (shortened):
>> I'm using Suse 9.1, CUPS 1.1.20
>> Senario 1:
>> Tried to print a postscript document with kprinter.
>> Set pages per sheet to 4.
>> Only one sheet came out with gabbage on it. (Used HP 4345 with HP 
>> LaserJet
>> 4300 Postscript PPD file)
> Does it also happen when you print from your application
> into a PostScript file and then print this file via "lp"?
> As far as I remember the KDE printing environment may do some kind
> of prefiltering of the input before it is sent to CUPS.
> You may stop printing for the queue and then inspect the data
> file /var/spool/cups/d... whether it may be different when
> printing via kprinter and when printing via "lp".

I tried to print ps file with 4-up first to a file, and then print the file 
with -o raw.
It generates the same result. one page came out with gabbage.

As stated in senario 2 and 3 in my previous email, I print text file with 
4-up directly and print text file with 4-up to a file then print to raw 
queue. Both cases worked perfectly.

I have Michael's CUPS book, but I couldn't find any details on how CUPS 
handles ipp attributes.

I also suspect maybe the 4-up is supported by kprinter, but when I print a 
text file, cups involkes texttops and pstops. It doesn't look like there's 
any room for kpriinter.
Maybe 4-up and other ipp attributes are handled only by texttops filter? 
Again, is there any documentations on how cups filters, backends handle ipp 

BTW,  orientation setting in kprinter only works for text file, but not ps 


> Regards,
> Johannes Meixner
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