Bug#796713: system-config-printer: Option "fit-to-page" broken, always on. Cannot print out true to size.
alf.debianfan at gmx.de
Sun Aug 23 15:35:18 UTC 2015
* What led up to the situation?
Just creating a page with a frame in LibreOffice-writer and printing it out results
in a downscale to appr. 90% of the exact measures. (I use that feature as a place
holder for photo). Checking the printer settings in "system-config-printer", tab
"Job properties" shows the chaeck-box "scale to fit page" de-selected. I cannot
check/unchech that box even though root-PW is requested and given.
Whatever I do, the page is always scaled down ihnoring measures as suppied within
the document by LibreOffice.
* What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or
I found that there by default is an option in /etc/cups/printers.conf:
Option fitplot True
As it cannot be changed by "system-config-printer" I set it manually to "False"
and not suprising: it works. I get perfectly sized printouts.
* What was the outcome of this action?
The outcome unfortunately is that this manual setting in /etc/cups/printers.conf
is reset to "True" or, if I erase the whole line the Option is added again as
soon as I use the graphical printer configuration to apply changes. Th checkbox
does not report the actual setting instead it always resets to "True".
* What outcome did you expect instead?
This usefull tool to configure printers on XFCE4-dsesktop should work as exüpected
and as it did for years in Wheezy and still does.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.1
APT prefers stable
APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.utf8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
Versions of packages system-config-printer depends on:
ii gir1.2-gdkpixbuf-2.0 2.31.1-2+deb8u2
ii gir1.2-glib-2.0 1.42.0-2.2
ii gir1.2-gtk-3.0 3.14.5-1
ii gir1.2-notify-0.7 0.7.6-2
ii gir1.2-packagekitglib-1.0 1.0.1-2
ii gir1.2-pango-1.0 1.36.8-3
ii gnome-icon-theme 3.12.0-1
pn python-cairo <none>
ii python-cups 1.9.63-1
ii python-cupshelpers 1.4.6-1
ii python-dbus 1.2.0-2+b3
ii python-gi 3.14.0-1
pn python-gobject-2 <none>
ii python-libxml2 2.9.1+dfsg1-5
pn python:any <none>
Versions of packages system-config-printer recommends:
ii cups-pk-helper 0.2.5-2+b1
ii gir1.2-gnomekeyring-1.0 3.12.0-1+b1
ii python-smbc 18.104.22.168-0.1
ii system-config-printer-udev 1.4.6-1
Versions of packages system-config-printer suggests:
pn gnome-packagekit-session <none>
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