Print from SeaMonkey on Linux doesn't recognize duplex support for my printer

Note: This was originally posed to mozilla.support.seamonkey, but it was
suggested that I ask here as well.


I'm running SeaMonkey 1.1.4 on Linux (CentOS 4.5, equivalent to RHEL 4.5) and
have an HP LaserJet 4si printer accessed via TCP/IP. I'm using the CUPS printing
drivers (cups version 1.1.22, which is the most current for this OS).

When I print to this printer using Adobe Acrobat Reader or Gnome Edit (the only
other client applications I've tried), I am able to specify that the print job
should use the printer's Duplex mode.

However, when I print from SeaMonkey, I'm not given the option to select
Duplex mode.

I've downloaded and installed the most current PPD driver from here:

  <http://www.linuxprinting.org/show_printer.cgi?recnum=HP-LaserJet_4Si>

I selected the postscript driver, which was recommended:

  HP_LaserJet_4Si_v2011.110.ppd

However, this made no difference.

I've looked at the contents of the driver file, and it appears to have the
Duplex option enabled.

I've gone through the CUPS documentation, and I seem to have the printer
installed and configured correctly - and as I said above, it works
properly when accessed from Acrobat or Gnome Edit.

When I run lpoptions on the printer, I see all the available options, of
which Duplex is listed (the asterisk means that None is the default):

$ lpoptions -p hp4si -l
Smoothing/Resolution Enhancement: *True False
Duplex/Duplex (Print Both Sides): *None DuplexNoTumble DuplexTumble
ManualFeed/Manual Feed: True False
....

Is there anything I can do to get SeaMonkey to recognize that the printer
supports duplex mode?

Thanks,
0
Mark
8/30/2007 5:16:45 PM
mozilla.dev.apps.seamonkey 1567 articles. 1 followers. Post Follow

1 Replies
496 Views

Similar Articles

[PageSpeed] 50

Mark Hansen wrote:
> Is there anything I can do to get SeaMonkey to recognize that the printer
> supports duplex mode?

At this point, no.  You can edit the commandline we use to print (Print 
Properties -> Print Command) and pass a option that enables duplex 
printing (if such a thing exists).  Beyond that, we'd need to extend the 
current cups support to understand duplex (something like bug 324060) or 
use the gnome dialog (bug 193001).

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=324060
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=193001

-- 
Andrew Schultz
ajschult@verizon.net
http://www.sens.buffalo.edu/~ajs42/

0
Andrew
8/31/2007 3:25:41 AM
Reply: