Open Bug 313959 Opened 15 years ago Updated 7 years ago

On page print in landscape mode, the page is printed as portrait with cutoff

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(Core :: Printing: Output, defect)

x86
Linux
defect
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(Reporter: azatoth, Unassigned)

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(Blocks 1 open bug, )

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User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8b4) Gecko/20051003 Debian/1.4.99+1.5beta1.dfsg-5 Firefox/1.4
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8b4) Gecko/20051003 Debian/1.4.99+1.5beta1.dfsg-5 Firefox/1.4

When selecting that the page should be printed in landscape mode, it still print the page in portrait, but layout as landscape, so 30% of the page is outside the paper.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Page Setup -> Landscape
2. Print -> Laserjet@:94 (my printer)
3. Print

Actual Results:  
a portrait of a landscape

Expected Results:  
the page rotated as landscape

using the standard cups -> foomatict etc...
I'm not an expert in such system, so please tell me if there might be a settings elswere I should use, my printer is a HP Laserjet 1010 ( HP LaserJet 1010 Foomatic/pxl1010 in cups).
Confirming. There seems to be no way to print a page in landscape mode on Linux -- it always prints portrait regardless of what you choose in Page Setup. Though I'm not seeing anything cut off; I just see a normal portrait print.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
I can confirm this with 3.0b5:

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9b5) Gecko/2008040514 Firefox/3.0b5

The Print Preview is correct, but the printout is not.  I'll attach an example document.
I can confirm this with 3.0b5!
i use ubuntu.. The only solution is to change the print setting in the ubuntu configuration.
Akkana, is this still happening in most recent versions of FF on Linux?
(please include both FF and Linux version nos)
Landscape mode has been working for me for quite some time, if I set it in Page Setup before calling Print. (Then I have to put a pref in user.js so it gets set back to portrait later. Why isn't this settable in the print dialog?)

I suspect there may be other settings involved -- I remember that back when I had trouble with this, it worked on some systems and failed on others. I never figured out what settings were involved -- maybe something in the gnome/gtk chain. Camilo's comment about "the ubuntu configuration" seems to agree with that, but I don't know which ubuntu configuration that would be. Maybe Camilo can elaborate.
(In reply to comment #7)
> Landscape mode has been working for me for quite some time, if I set it in Page
> Setup before calling Print. (Then I have to put a pref in user.js so it gets
> set back to portrait later. Why isn't this settable in the print dialog?)

gtk+ 2.18 or later allows the page setup to be settable in the print dialog if gtk_print_operation_set_embed_page_setup() is called.
Reproducible with pdf docs (http://samplepdf.com/sample.pdf) on nightly 2013-01-11 on Ubuntu 12.04
Component: General → Printing: Output
Product: Firefox → Core
Duplicate of this bug: 375064
Blocks: 521204
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