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Old 10-21-2005, 07:33 PM   #1
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HP PSC 2110 margin difference

Good afternoon, everyone:

Please help with a problem I've been working on for quite some time. It's in regards to my HP PSC 2110 all-in-one. My Linux brand is Simply Mepis 3.3.2, and the following drivers are installed (through Synaptic):
hpijs 2.1.5+0.9.5-4
hplip 0.9.3-3
hplip-base 0.9.3-3
hplip-data 0.9.3-3

I just attempted to install a printer, using Control Center>Peripherals>Printers but didn't see the new hplip driver. After installing hplip just a few minutes ago, I rebooted the machine, then went to the Printer section of Control Center.

I installed a printer using the driver I saw in the control center, and everything works. Where is the hplip driver? Why can't I read it when installing a new printer?

Secondly, and more importantly, the margins I place in a document when using either OOo 2.0 or StarOffice 8, don't match the printed output. For example, I have a document that is supposed to have 1" margins both left and right. When I print the document, I get 1 3/16" left and 13/16" right. Now, I can get the margins aligned if I go back to each document I've created and play with the margins, but shouldn't a 1" margin print at 1"?

I downloaded and installed a couple of files called "alignmargin" and "", but couldn't make heads or tails out of the instructions. It seems like I wasted about a dozen sheets of paper trying to get the margins straightened out.

One more thing, I used to type the following in a terminal to get my printer up and running, but the command won't work now: /usr/sbin/ptal-init setup (or start).

Thanks for any help you can render.

Pastor Ron
Old 10-22-2005, 06:04 PM   #2
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I believe hplip is up and running, but I still have no success with the margins issue. Has anyone had any experience with this margins issue?

Pastor Ron


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