enscript duplex option works on F17 but not F20 or F21
rgm at htt-consult.com
Thu Nov 27 15:20:43 UTC 2014
These are the only versions of Fedora I have handy...
I use enscript to print IETF docs off in 2up/duplex:
enscript -2r --margins=:::45 -DDuplex:true -P HP8600
Worked fine last fall, then stopped working when I installed F20; I
don't recall what I was running prior, I think F19. What stopped was
the Duplex feature. I put up with this for the past year, no 2-sided
printing. So I tried it on the F21 beta today, and still no duplex.
Then I remembered I have an Asus EE 4g Surf with F17 on it. I set up
the printer and this version DOES do duplex.
So some point, I think with F20 something changed, perhaps in hplip such
that the Duplex option is no longer working.
Any ideas on how to figure this out? Printing IETF docs nicely is not
so easy. They are exactly formated to page size, and you can't pay
around with that so easily. It took me a bit to figure out the margins
to get it to fit.
Oh, Libre office, Firefox, and Thunderbird all do duplex printing just
fine to the HP8600. There is a nice dialog to select 2-sided printing.
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