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Alright, I'm pretty much entirely new, the beau handled the custom compilation of the kernel for my RH9 install. I did install/setup the printer myself.. IIRC it was via Gnome (I'm using the KDE desktop, though). It was almost <gasp> Windows easy it was so easy.. actually, it was EASIER than setting the same printer up in Windows (my drive is partitioned). So, to the gurus that be....
The Printer: Epson Stylus Color 860
The Problem: When printing pages (usually encountered when printing anything from online), even when reducing the page size, the print often seems to be "exploded", running off the right hand side of the page. This has happened twice in OpenOffice, but I seemed to correct the problem (don't ask me how, I couldn't repeat the procedure if I wanted to.. and I want to).
I've explored every printer/printing pathway I can find on this thing, tried resetting my options, all to no avail. I'm not sure what other information you might need..
Jesus, I feel like the newbies who are asking me fish/reef questions.. LOULE!!
Mm.. not quite.. how do I explain this. Well, imagine we're working with a copier, and it has the enlarge/reduce option. What's happening is as if the page were being enlarged (even though it still "respects" the set page margins), with the run-off text always occurring on the right side of the page.
The dpi setting was changed, this did not do anything one way or the other with this specific issue.
I forgot to add that I am using the CUPS driver (? I think that's what it is).
hmm.. I'm not really very experienced with cups (or Epson Stylus Color), but
according to LinuxPrinting, the preferred driver to use is gimp-print. The page mentioned has also a link to instructions on how to configure CUPS and gimp-print together.
Ok, I have gone to this link, and the first thing it tells me is that the recommended is gimp-print-ijs. I am now befuddled, as when I get into the printer settings, I'm told that the recommended driver is gimp-print. I have both drivers installed.. but.. whassup wit dat?
Additionally, bump, cuz I can't believe I'm the only person with this problem.