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LibreOffice-3.4.4, HP P1005, Slackware-13.37 here(x86_64), & can't print sideways. I have done this before. You need to set three things.
1. File - Printer Settings - Landscape
2. Format - Page - Page - Landscape
3. http://localhost:631 - Printers - Your Printer - Set Default Options & set landscape there, but my cups is behaving badly atm, as I uninstalled system-config-printer under instructions from the driver maintainer, & never put it back.
Distribution: Slackware64-current with "True Multilib." FreeBSD.
I've have the same problem. Setting up landscape as your default in CUPS might work, but it should not be the answer.
As printing and scanning are part of my daily routine I long ago gave up trying get decent, high quality results with Linux. Unfortunately, now, during the business day, Virtualbox, running Xp, stays open on the desktop and therein the HP scanning software and ms-word (or an old copy of WordPerfect).
Last edited by cwizardone; 01-13-2012 at 11:12 AM.
I get this issue as well here , networked laser . Good to know it's fixed in later cups. I've just been pasting it on the print server, and using ssh to print it out off the server, then it works fine.
Location: Northeastern Michigan, where Carhartt is a Designer Label
Distribution: Slackware 32- & 64-bit Stable
I've screwed around trying to get PDFs to print landscape and have learned to simply rotate the image 90 degrees (in Okular, can't use Adobe Reader on a 64-bit box) and print that; works fine. The other way is lp -o landscape filename (as mentioned above by business_kid). Easier than fiddling with printer settings and all that.