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Old 10-26-2005, 12:02 AM   #1
ckiraly
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canon printer question


well... nothing ventured, nothing gained.

I started out in windows about a year ago, and decided to give linux a try.

I'm currently running a gentoo box (2.6.13) and for the most part, couldn't be happier...

However, I am having an odd problem with my Canon i850.

Now I did buy the Turboprint driver, and for the most part, it works flawlessly.

However, I've noticed that when printing in applications (like printing PDFs, either through kpdf or acroread, and scribus desktop), it seems to start the top of the page about an inch down...

For example, I recently designed a doc in scribus and had it set for a half inch margin on each edge. The document itself was just text, going from margin to margin. The printout started about an inch and a half down the page, and ran off the bottom with about another 2 lines to print.

As a test, I changed the top margin to 0, and the bottom to 1 inch, and it still started about 3/4 of an inch down, and had maybe a line, line and a half of room on the bottom edge.

Anyone ever hear of this?

Thanks in advance,

CK
 
Old 10-26-2005, 04:21 PM   #2
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I have the same printer but I do not have the same problem. I'm using the BJC-800 Foomatic/bjc800 driver. What driver are you using?
 
Old 10-26-2005, 04:46 PM   #3
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I'm using the Canon i850 setting with "TurboPrint" driver source...

You say you are using the Canon BJC-800 Foomatic? / bjc800 driver - where did you get that (from canon, or from your distro site, etc?)

Again, Thanks in advance...

- CK
 
Old 10-26-2005, 06:34 PM   #4
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The driver for the BJC 800 I'm using was included with Suse 10 (no i850 driver). I apologize, for I did not see that you were running Gentoo, and I'm not very familiar with that distro.
 
  


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