Printing error with cups 1.2.12

Erik P. Olsen epodata at
Fri Feb 29 11:22:55 UTC 2008

Tim Waugh wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-02-29 at 11:31 +0100, Erik P. Olsen wrote:
>>> You should probably say how you're trying to do that, and what with.
>> For example: lpr -o portrait image.jpg
> There is no such option with the CUPS filters.  Try:
> lpr -o landscape=false image.jpg

Oh, I see. Yes, that prints portrait but it doesn't explain why "lpr image.jpg" 
prints landscape.

The cups Users Manual under orientation only shows how to print landscape: "lpr 
-o landscape". I therefore assumed analogously that you could use "portrait" 
obviously without effect and "landscape=false" wasn't even mentioned. Maybe I 
should print a new version of that manual. Anyway "lpr image.jpg" does print 
landscape so apparently that option has been set as a default. I just wonder 
where that may be. Perhaps hardcoded somewhere. I swapped the Laserjet.ppd file 
with the earlier version to no avail. Under System -> Administration -> Printing 
orientation is set to "Portrait (no rotation)" which I believe should be the 
default value.

What can I do more?


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