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New HP in Precise printing only on left half of page
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Walt52

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PostPosted: Sun 06 Jan 2019, 16:06    Post subject:  New HP in Precise printing only on left half of page  

I'm using Precise 5.7.1 on an older desktop, and the new HP Officejet Pro 6978 prints. . .but only on the left half of the page. I've tried to download drivers, upgrading CUPS, adjusting the margins in CUPS, all to no avail. I go through printers pretty quickly, and I think I've seen this before, but I can't remember the fix.
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watchdog

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PostPosted: Tue 08 Jan 2019, 14:33    Post subject:  

I report in this thread:

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=1014936#1014936
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Sun 13 Jan 2019, 06:40    Post subject:  

Any update from Walt on this?
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Walt52

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PostPosted: Fri 18 Jan 2019, 09:11    Post subject:  

I gave up on the Epson, traded it in for an HP, which prints the entire page contents on the left half of the page. No drivers for this one, either, on CUPS. Ultimately I bought a used laptop running Windows 10 and I print from that. Lessons learned: 1)less support by hardware makers these days for Linux and 2)my old machines running XP don't work with new equipment either. So you could say SOLVED. . .
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bigpup


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PostPosted: Fri 18 Jan 2019, 15:05    Post subject:  

Gave up too soon.
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Sat 19 Jan 2019, 08:22    Post subject:  

Walt52 wrote:
I gave up on the Epson, traded it in for an HP, which prints the entire page contents on the left half of the page. No drivers for this one, either, on CUPS. Ultimately I bought a used laptop running Windows 10 and I print from that. Lessons learned: 1)less support by hardware makers these days for Linux and 2)my old machines running XP don't work with new equipment either. So you could say SOLVED. . .

Re Epson: read here.
Re HP: read here. This package should be click-installable into many Puppies.

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No drivers for this one, either, on CUPS

If there were no drivers, then how did you install it? By choosing another model? Possibly from Gutenprint?
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