CUPS - No form feed with Epson and FC5

Thad Nielsen paroikos at
Mon Apr 17 19:29:56 UTC 2006

Gerald B. Cox [gbcox at] wrote:
> I been working through FC5 upgrade issues and just noticed another.
> I have an Epson Photo R300 Printer.  I noticed that when
> I print the CUPS test page, or print from an application such as GNUMERIC
> or ABIWORD, the page doesn't eject from the printer when done.  The  
> only way the page is ejected is I either turn the printer off then  
> back on, or if I start another print job.  If I start another print  
> job, the spacing for that next job is messed up.
> I did notice in properties for the print queue there is a setting for  
> "Send a FF" which wasn't checked.  I tried selecting that, but it  
> doesn't make any difference.
> If I print from within GIMP however, things appear to work normally.
> I didn't have a problem with FC4 - everything worked fine.
> Has anyone else noticed this?  Should I enter a bug report?
> Thanks!
I have a different Epson on FC5 (fresh install, not upgrade) and I
have no problems printing from Abiword, OpenOffice, etc.  Might you
have selected the wrong driver (one that thinks your printer's form
length is different than it is)?  Alternately, did you check the form
before printing (perhaps it defaults to A4 instead of Letter, e.g.)?


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