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MEPIS 12 Laser printer SNAFU

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MEPIS 12 Laser printer SNAFU

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Post by eemaestro » Mon Dec 07, 2015 11:28 am

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

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Re: MEPIS 12 Laser printer SNAFU

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Post by Eadwine Rose » Mon Dec 07, 2015 11:40 am

http://forum.mepiscommunity.org/viewtop ... pe#p372923

See if removing and re-adding the printer does the trick.
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Re: MEPIS 12 Laser printer SNAFU

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Post by eemaestro » Mon Dec 07, 2015 3:47 pm

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.

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Re: MEPIS 12 Laser printer SNAFU

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Post by Eadwine Rose » Mon Dec 07, 2015 4:04 pm

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!
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Re: MEPIS 12 Laser printer SNAFU

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Post by uncle mark » Mon Dec 07, 2015 4:35 pm

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.
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Re: MEPIS 12 Laser printer SNAFU

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Post by Eadwine Rose » Mon Dec 07, 2015 4:44 pm

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 ;)
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Re: MEPIS 12 Laser printer SNAFU

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Post by eemaestro » Wed Dec 09, 2015 2:05 pm

Oh good. I am happy to report that I finally figured out how to print a Gnumeric spreadsheet in portrait mode. PHEW!!!!

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