[cups] If you can read this, you are using the wrong driver for your printer.

Paul Neuwirth mail at paul-neuwirth.nl
Wed Apr 11 06:51:55 PDT 2018

On Wed, 11 Apr 2018 14:45:05 +0200
Paul Neuwirth <mail at paul-neuwirth.nl> wrote:

> On Wed, 11 Apr 2018 12:06:59 +0200 (CEST)
> Johannes Meixner <jsmeix at suse.de> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > first and foremost:
> > It is neither an issue in CUPS which driver you set up
> > nor is it an issue in CUPS when a driver does not do
> > what you expect because printer driver software is
> > separated additional software "outside" of CUPS, cf.
> > https://en.opensuse.org/Concepts_printing  
> I do think, it is also a cups problem, since I setup only using the
> cups web-frontend. Add printer, selected connection, selected
> manufacturer, selected device, create, set paper size, print test
> page.
> > On Apr 11 03:36 Paul Neuwirth wrote (excerpt):
> >   
> > > I just installed my brand new EPSON LX-1050+ printer, using
> > > defaults from cups (fully compatiblew EPSON LX-1050 model), the
> > > ppd is up-to-date.    
> > 
> > But you do not use a PPD with a driver in your setup.
> > Wherever "the ppd is" on your system, you don't use it.  
> ok, that is interesting, since the webfrontend provides the options
> from the ppd, and as said above, it was selected during printer
> creation.
> so I need to investigate why.. any hints?

I compared other printer configuration with this one.
I just renamed the printer from LX-1050+ to LX-1050 and the ppd file
in /etc/cups/ppd/ from LX-1050+.ppd to LX-1050.ppd and it is working
is this a bug or a feature?

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