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Re: [vox-tech] Printing photos with KDE
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Re: [vox-tech] Printing photos with KDE

Thanks Jonathan.  I think you're right that it's a hardware
feature not supported by the driver.  I managed to get
acceptable sizing by hacking the ppd file, but cannot get
rid of the borders.  Oh well, this is not something we'll
use a lot anyway (too expensive compared to something like

This is one of two recent cases (for me) where a hardware
vendor has done a less-than-stellar job of producing a
proprietary driver for Linux.

The other was an Edimax PCI wireless card that I installed
last night into my wife's PC.  I already knew that their
Linux driver had many problems, but bought it anyway because
I also knew that the Windows drivers could be made to run
with ndiswrapper (see ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net).  Sure
enough, it's working perfectly.

-- Rod

On Thursday 11 November 2004 08:37 am, Jonathan Stickel wrote:
> I just looked at my CUPS web interface settings for an HP printer I 
> have.  "Photo/4x6" is a choice of page size for me.  My guess is the 
> printer driver you are using is lacking in this area.  I'm not sure 
> about a solution.
> Jonathan
> Rod Roark wrote:
> > OK my wife has a Canon i860 printer on a Slackware 10.0 box.
> > It's got a suitable CUPS printer driver installed and
> > everything works great.  Almost everything.
> > 
> > Now she wants to print (borderless) photos on 4x6 photo
> > paper.  The printer came with a holder/feeder for the paper,
> > but I don't know how to tell KDE or CUPS about the custom
> > paper size (there's a handful of paper size choices, but 4x6
> > is not one of them), and/or what a suitable printing utility
> > would be.
> > 
> > Does anyone know how this is done?
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