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MEPIS 12 Laser printer SNAFU

Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 11:28 am
by eemaestro
This weekend a SNAFU happened in my HP 2200dse laser printer. It no longer
prints in portrait mode. I only prints in landscape mode. So nothing comes out
right, since 99% of what I print is set up for portrait mode. I poked around in localhost:631.
Everything looks correct there. But it all comes out in landscape mode. Bad. Any
ideas ?

Laser printer setup

Re: MEPIS 12 Laser printer SNAFU

Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 11:40 am
by Eadwine Rose
http://forum.mepiscommunity.org/viewtop ... pe#p372923

See if removing and re-adding the printer does the trick.

Re: MEPIS 12 Laser printer SNAFU

Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 3:47 pm
by eemaestro
Okay, that worked. PHEW!!!! Thank you, Eadwine Rose, for pointing me in the right direction. And I'm so glad I didn't have to dig out my MEPIS live DVD to re-install the printer.

Re: MEPIS 12 Laser printer SNAFU

Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 4:04 pm
by Eadwine Rose
You're welcome! It was an absolutely silly situation that I found myself in as well :laugh: at least I know what to do now :smile: Glad it worked for you!

Re: MEPIS 12 Laser printer SNAFU

Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 4:35 pm
by uncle mark
My old HP LaserJet quit on me the other day. I did all kinds of troubleshooting and reinstalling and whatnot. Nothing helped.

Then I put paper in it.

Re: MEPIS 12 Laser printer SNAFU

Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 4:44 pm
by Eadwine Rose
That would be my dad with a drill. "It doesn't work, must be broken"

Me.. swinging the cord with plug.. "Dad..."

Needless to say, I drill my own holes these days ;)

Re: MEPIS 12 Laser printer SNAFU

Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 2:05 pm
by eemaestro
Oh good. I am happy to report that I finally figured out how to print a Gnumeric spreadsheet in portrait mode. PHEW!!!!