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On 11/23/2012 05:25 PM, Girvin R. Herr wrote:
I finally got time to work on this problem. As a result of some helpful replies to my original posting, I have made some progress with this subject problem and I am making this posting in case it may help others. I changed my CUPS printer driver from the "HP Laserjet 8150 Series Postscript (en)" to the "HP Laserjet 8150 - CUPS+Gutenprint v5.2.2" driver and now I can print the LO-generated PDF file of my 3-page document in Adobe Acrobat reader 9 perfectly. Collation and number of copies (2) are correct. Since Reader 9 now prints the correct number of copies and collation, the problem is no longer the CUPS driver. With that baseline said, LO printing now prints double the number of copies (4 in this case of specifying 2), but the collation is now correct (1-2-3-1-2-3-1-2-3-1-2-3). So, there still seems to be something wrong with LO printing in this area. I just tried specifying the number of copies at 3 and got 9 copies!! So this is not merely doubling, it is squaring!! In deference to the forests of the world, I am not going any higher in copies with this testing.

This problem is not a show-stopper for me. I have other ways to print multiple copies. I just found this LO printing action as something unexpected.

Thanks to everyone who replied to my original posting.
Girvin Herr

You might try using localhost:631 to access the CUPS system directly and see if there any settings that you use there.

Girvin R. Herr wrote:

See below for answers to your questions.

webmaster-Kracked_P_P wrote:
What version of Linux are you using? Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Fedora, Opensuse, etc., etc.?
Slackware 12.2 (K2.6.27)

Since you run Linux, can you try creating a PDF file for your document and then use the "default viewer" package for PDF to open it. Then go to your printer's options and try to print 2 or 3 copies of the document with the collate option.
Now that got interesting! I tried this using Adobe Acrobat Reader to print the PDF file and although I selected 2 copies, collated, I got one copy! I then tried 3 copies and still only got one copy.
What printer are your using? Which driver set? Original-manufacture-style, CUPS-style or GhostScript-style? Manually installed or did the Linux version find the printer driver and installed it automatically?
I am using an HP Laserjet 8150DN, CUPS 1.3.11, on "AppSocket/HP JetDirect" and the "HP Laserjet 8150 Series Postscript (en)" driver. When I installed it, CUPS found the printer on my network automagically with the "Find New Printers" option, but I continued to install it manually using the CUPS "wizard". I did not opt for the Foomatic or Gutenprint drivers, thinking they would not be needed, since the printer has Postscript emulation, and a simple Postscript driver should suffice. Now I may go back and rethink that decision. I noticed there are two other drivers I may try: Foomatic and CUPS Gutenprint v5.2.2.

Try the Export to PDF for one copy of the document and then try and print the duplex and collated document that way. If it works, then it is a LO printer option issue. If it does not work properly, then it is a printer/driver issue. My Epson has a problem with LO and my HP has a driver issue, the last time I tried it - which was a few months back when I was still running Ubuntu 10.04.
Thanks for the help. You may be onto something with the driver. I will try the other drivers and report back.
Girvin Herr

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