Printing error with cups 1.2.12

Erik P. Olsen epodata at
Fri Feb 29 13:03:46 UTC 2008

Tim Waugh wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-02-29 at 12:22 +0100, Erik P. Olsen wrote:
>> 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.
> It's because you have either a user default or a system default for the
> landscape option. (You mentioned you had checked the system default in
> your message, and that it was set to Portrait -- but I will include the
> method for checking that again here for the benefit of others reading
> this thread.)
> To see if it is a user default, run 'lpoptions -p queuename' -- it will
> show the list of user defaults for that printer.  To change those
> defaults, use the lpoptions command (e.g. lopoptions -p queuename -r
> landscape').

"lpoptions -p LaserJet" did not show any understandable orientation setting. 
However, it had: orientation-requested=4 and googling for that revealed that 
this is indeed landscape. "lpoptions -p Photosmart" (my other printer) had no 
orientation-requested set! I believe this settles the issue and I am very 
thankfull to Tim for helping me solve the problem. BTW, only "lpoptions -p 
LaserJet -r orientation-requested" removed the setting.


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