Re: gnome-print question

On 03/15/2004 11:51:08 PM, James Henstridge wrote:
On 16/03/2004 1:15 PM, Alex Roitman wrote:
My problem is this: when I set up gnome-print config from default, I
can only choose from the handful of sizes (Letter, Legal, Executive,
A4, Monarch Envelope). No A0-A3, A5, B0-B6, etc. It seems that this
is because my CUPS printing system only supports that handful of

Is there a way to initialize config to the Postscript backend so
that more paper sizes are available to set in config?

Install the correct PPD file for your printer?  Unless I am mistaken,
CUPS generates the media-supported list from values in the PPD file.
If the print driver says that a queue only supports a certain
collection of sizes, why would you generate documents of a different

What if I don't have any printing system installed? I still could use
the generic postscript backend to produce PS for whatever size.
However, the gnome-print config on the machine without CUPS
is stuck with A4 and would not let me set the page size to anything

If I could switch the config to the PS backend somehow, I could choose
between all the PS sizes. Is that possible? Maybe it should be a
fallback when CUPS is not installed?


Alexander Roitman
Dept. of Neuroscience, Lions Research Building
2001 6th Street SE, Minneapolis, MN  55455
Tel (612) 625-7566   FAX (612) 626-9201

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