[cups.general] How does CUPS support IPP, number-up from kprinter
h.blischke at srz.de
Fri Jan 21 05:23:48 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
Please post (an URL to) a sample file that does not work. I'll then have
a look into it
and see if and how kprinter and CUPS try to work together.
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