[Tfug] Printing problem

Jim Secan jim at nwra.com
Wed Jan 21 16:19:24 MST 2009

Are you using CUPS?  If so, you might check the printer default  
settings therein.


James Secan
NorthWest Research Associates, Inc
2455 E. Speedway Blvd, Suite 204
Tucson, AZ  85719
(520) 319-7773 (phone and FAX)

On Jan 21, 2009, at 4:15 PM, Daniel Duerr wrote:

> Hi all,
> Am having some problems with my system defaulting to A4 paper even  
> when explicitly told not to.  Some quick googling turned up a couple  
> suggestions for fixing this: system settings, program settings, and  
> using lp or lpr specifying the media size.  I've tried all of these  
> and that hasn't fixed the problem.  The settings have changed--and  
> remain changed, but when a job gets sent to the printer things  
> revert to A4.
> More googling turned up a bug with Okular (KDE's PDF reader--and one  
> that I use from time to time), that acknowledged that this was a  
> problem.  My problem, though, is that it's not just happening with  
> PDFs; it's also happening with plain text files and when using lp/r  
> and specifying a media size (letter in this case).
> I'm sure there are fixes for this that I'm just not seeing or that I  
> don't know to look for, and am hoping someone on list can help me  
> out.  So, any suggestions are very much appreciated.
> And, just in case it's relevant, I'm running the most recent version  
> of ubuntu with Xfce as the desktop manager.
> Best,
> Dan
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