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Old 10-17-2011, 03:50 PM   #16
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Squared number of copies

So I have gotten this Xerox Phaser 6125 printer, and I have installed
the driver you mentioned, but a single problem stills bug me.

When I try to print multiple copies, it print the squared number of copies.

So if I try to print 2 copies it prints 4 and if I try 3 it prints 9 and so on.

I have the problem both in Gnome Print and in lpr.

I suspect that the copy operation occurs 2 places and that results in
a squared number of copies.

Does anyone have a suggestion on how to fix it?
Old 10-20-2011, 01:13 AM   #17
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IIRC I had the same problem on one installation, sadly I never troubleshooted it and that system is gone so all I can do is verify that the problem may appear but no idea of why. All later setups I've done has worked.
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Fixing multiple copies (actually squared)

On Fedora (20) currently, the problem of multiple copies has also bothered me. The number of selected copies comes out squared, so if you select 2 copies, you get 4, select 3 and get 9 etc.

I fixed it by putting an extra filter in between the cups and the Fujitsu filter chain.

create a file /usr/lib/cups/filter/fxm_pf:


/usr/lib/cups/filter/FXM_PF "$1" "$2" "$3" 1 "$5" | cat
Make sure this file is owned by root, and set the proper permissions for this file:

chmod 755 /usr/lib/cups/filter/fxm_pf

Edit the ppd file (normally in /etc/cups/ppd), and change the line with cupsFilter to:

*cupsFilter: "application/vnd.cups-postscript 0 /usr/lib/cups/filter/fxm_pf"
I.e. instead of the original Fujitsu filter, FXM_PF, call our modified filter. The modified filter changes the number of copies to 1 and then calls the original FXM_PF filter. Apparently cups already generates collated copies, and forcing the Fujitsu filter with 1 prevents that one from multiplying that again.

Happy printing


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