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    Default Printing PDF's and stopping the printer

    I'm having trouble with printing a PDF that is in landscape mode. When I tell Okular or Adoble Reader to print a document in landscape mode, the text is Illegible. If I tell it to print as portrait mode, then I can read the text but the end is cut off and there is no way for me to tell Okular or Adobe Reader what the margins are. That option was grayed out.

    I'm having another problem: When I cancel the job from the CUPS interface, it says it canceled the job but the printer keeps going and finishes whether I want it to or not. With 11.2, I was able to have it set up so that when I told it to stop the printer, it did so right away. Why can't I get the printer to stop in the middle of a job if I see something wrong with it so that I don't have to waste ink?

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    Can you not pause the printer immediately via CUPS printer queue >> Maintenance >> Pause Printer? (Cancelling the job won't stop data that is already sent to the printer from the print queue).

    As a matter of interest, what is the brand/model of printer and driver being used?

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    It's an Epson Artisan 710 using Gutenprint v5.2.6 and on SuSE 11.4
    Under Maintenance I see: Print test page, Clean print heads, Print self test page, Resume printer, Reject jobs, Move all jobs, and Cancel all jobs. There is nothing there about pausing the printer or stopping it.

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    The 'Rusume Printer' option appears when the printer in question is currently paused. When it is idle, you'll then see 'Pause Printer' as an option.

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    Default Re: Printing PDF's and stopping the printer

    On Sat, 04 Jun 2011 22:06:03 +0000, gymnart wrote:

    > When I cancel the job from the CUPS interface, it says it canceled the
    > job but the printer keeps going and finishes whether I want it to or
    > not.


    Generally modern printers have their own buffer and that needs to be
    flushed. With my inkjet printer, I usually turn it off, cancel the job,
    and then turn it back on.

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    Default Re: Printing PDF's and stopping the printer

    I have seen other threads in the past about landscape printing of pdf files, but I'm not sure if Okular has any issues with this or not. IIRC, a lot has to do with which printer driver you're using. You might wish to try using a driver from Avasys:

    Epson Inkjet Printer Driver (ESC/P) for Linux | AVASYS CORPORATION

    On that page the Artisan 710 model is listed. Install the appropriate package (ie 32-bit or 64-bit rpm) for your system. Then reconfigure your printer manually via CUPS to use the new driver (which should now be in the list).

    See if that makes a difference.

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    ok.
    Would I have to uninstall Gutenprint before installing the avasys driver or can they both co-exist?

    I'm confused, on that page, they do list the 710 but under the"packages" section, they only list Epson Stylus Photo PX810FW-series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hendersj View Post

    Generally modern printers have their own buffer and that needs to be
    flushed. With my inkjet printer, I usually turn it off, cancel the job,
    and then turn it back on.
    I'll have to remember that.

    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari
    The 'Rusume Printer' option appears when the printer in question is currently paused. When it is idle, you'll then see 'Pause Printer' as an option.
    I'll have to look for that next time.

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    Default Re: Printing PDF's and stopping the printer

    ok.
    Would I have to uninstall Gutenprint before installing the avasys driver or can they both co-exist?
    No. When you reconfigure via the CUPS interface, it will create a definition in /etc/cups/printers.conf that will reference the chosen driver.

    I'm confused, on that page, they do list the 710 but under the"packages" section, they only list Epson Stylus Photo PX810FW-series.
    Don't be. The epson-inkjet-printer-stylus-photo-px810fw-series driver is the correct driver. (The Artisan 710/810, TX710/TX810 etc will all be using the same or similar chipset).

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    Default Re: Printing PDF's and stopping the printer

    On 2011-06-05 00:36, deano ferrari wrote:
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    > I have seen other threads in the past about landscape printing of pdf
    > files, but I'm not sure if Okular has any issues with this or not.


    There was a thread about that in the mail list, specially in kde, and there
    are serious issues and little hope. Very enlightening thread - two,
    actually: Okular not printing correctly, 2011-05-15; openSuSE 11.4 -
    Printing bug, 2011-05-16.
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    Carlos E. R.
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