location of user-specific CUPS/postscript/lpr config files?
seemura at gmail.com
Thu Nov 29 10:40:42 PST 2012
hi, update: I solved the problem (below) by resetting the contents of $HOME/.cups/.
> Hi all,
> I'm wondering if anyone could point me to useful resources that describe where user-specific Postscript information/customizations/etc. are stored on a standard, vanilla Fedora installation (running CUPS)? I really do mean user-specific (versus global) preferences, so I imagine the info/settings probably live somewhere in $HOME/, but my Linux/Fedora/CUPS printer config knowledge has become outdated and quite rusty... I tried some obvious things -- like blasting away the $HOME/.gtklp that exists if one has GtkLP installed (a GTK frontend to CUPS) -- but all this was to no avail, my page-scaling problem persists. I've also searched extensively online for the info (queries like "linux postscript user customization file"), but still can't find anything.
> A bit of backstory: Suddenly, any email I print from Thunderbird, by sending to the default print queue, ends up being scaled-down by a factor of ~0.8x, positioned flush-left and flush-bottom on the standard-sized (8.5"x11" letter) paper. I learned the following from various troubleshooting efforts and tests:
> 1) problem is not the printer itself -- e.g., a simplex queue on the same printer works fine (problem is I use duplex)
> 2) problem is not Thunderbird-specific -- I initially thought I must have mung'd a t-bird setting in prefs.js or something like that, but turns out that's not the problem -- interestingly, this scaling problem does not occur if I print a PDF file to the troublesome print queue, but it does occur if I print a postscript file from any postscript-aware app (e.g. okular), which led me to conclude it's some generic postscript config problem...
> 3) this page mis-scaling problem even occurs if I do a simple 'echo "foo bar" | lpr' (as me), but does not occur if I issue the same command (as root, or another user)... So the problem is not global, but rather user-specific.
> From the above I deduced it's some user-specific Postscript (or CUPS?) weirdness, and was hoping this could be traced to something in $HOME, but for the life of me I can't get any further.... maybe I'm missing something obvious?!? does anyone know where user-specific print config files are stored? (I tried snooping around $HOME/.gconf and usual places like that, but not 100% sure what sort of file I'm searching for and I don't see anything obviously awry).
> ...any tips or pointers to online resources would be greatly appreciated!
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