2010-03-25 Printing test day recap

Bruno Wolff III bruno at wolff.to
Fri Apr 2 17:49:54 UTC 2010

On Thu, Apr 01, 2010 at 10:06:17 -0700,
  Adam Williamson <awilliam at redhat.com> wrote:
> The turnout was somewhat disappointing: we only had results from about a
> half dozen testers. If anyone has a particular reason they didn't
> attend, we'd love to hear about it. We'd have liked much wider testing
> on the automatic driver installation feature.

This isn't exactly a bug, but if I print text files I need to specify a
top margin of 9 points and a left margin of 18 points or some text doesn't
show up. But postscript output to the same printer works without fudging.
This seems odd.

I can set up up default printer options to hide this, but my expectation
is that since I configured a printer, the size of areas that can't actually
be printed on the paper would be known.

I see this problem both on a networked, postscript capable laserjet and
a directly (parallel port) attached ink jet printer (used from different

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