PDF printouts with no top margin?

Horst H. von Brand vonbrand at inf.utfsm.cl
Tue Sep 27 19:40:00 UTC 2011

I'm running Fedora 15 on x86_64, up to date, with JNovy's TeXlive (but that
one doesn't seem to be at fault).

Printing PDFs created by pdflatex (even oldish ones) on a HP LaserJet
m1522nf MFP over the 'net gives me pages that start on flush top, any top
margin setting via the geometry package has no visible efect. A very old
PDF generated by OOo 1.1.0 in 2004 shows a similar lack of top margin when
printed (an inch or so loped off the top). evince or xpdf show the PDF
files with normal top margins.

A CUPS test page prints its black frame almost perfectly centered on the


I'm at a loss on how to debug this further.
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