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On 10/29/16 6:40 PM, gordon cooper wrote:

On 30/10/16 13:22, Ken Springer wrote:
Trying to learn a bit about Linux, as well as solve a printing issue
with LO in Linux Mint 17.3.  The printer is a Samsung CLP-315 color

When printing a spreadsheet, and selecting landscape, LO prints
landscape, but to paper that is still portrait.  Sort of like this...

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The dots represent the data that is trying to be printed.

If I set the paper to portrait, this is the result.  All the data is

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My suspicion is the printer driver, but I would like to install the
current Linux stable version.  Mint installs, which is the
current version in the repository, from what I can see.

I know it's somewhat apples to oranges, but the same spreadsheet works
fine on my Mac with the current version of LO.

Once I've downloaded the current version, where to I go from there?

Hi Ken,

Hi, Gordon,

              There  any many versions of Linux, just look at
to see.

Oh, yea, I know. I go peek at now and again. And I've played with a number of LiveCD's to get a quick look at the ones that looked interesting to me.

If you are wishing to stay with Mint, then take a look at their
home page. There plenty are of good options and
you will find that people have their preferences and tend to stay with

I joined their forums 4-5 months ago. And I got some suggestions about using PPA's other than Linux Mint. Just haven't had the time to get to that. But that doesn't mean the latest stable version is in any of those PPA's.

FYI, this printing problem has cropped up a couple weeks ago. I asked in the forums a couple months ago.

Right now I'm using Mint with the Cinnamon desktop, looking for some alternative to Windows and Macs that look simpler to tackle for seniors and other "computer illiterate" folks. Something they may find easier to learn. Secondarily, some of these individuals may have unsupported versions of operating systems, but can't afford to buy a new system. Or, they may not have one and can't afford one, but older hardware can be salvaged and the system given to them.

I use MX-Linux, which is based on
Debian, like MInt,  and is a mid sized but very stable operating system.
MX has LO built in.

Mint also has LO built in.

Where you setting your portrait/landscape option, in LO?

Been switching between them in Calc, in this case. When I stumbled on this problem today, I also tried Writer, same problem.

But, in the printer's properties, I can't switch from landscape to portrait. The option is greyed out.

I've even tried reversing the page dimensions, to no avail.

Calc printed fine to a Canon MX-670 (I think that's the right printer) when the printer was first installed. Then it broke for some unknown reason. It would print about 1.25" of data, and then be paused. Resume the printing, and another 1.25" would print. Removing the printer and reinstalling (although I might not have done it correctly) failed to fix the issue.

I swapped the computer out (laptops both, same Linux version), and the other system also printed fine. My conclusion was something went bonkers in the first computer. I don't have the time currently to learn enough about Linux Mint to find the true cause, but installing is so easy, I'm just reinstalling Mint and I'm sure it will work fine once again.

OH! And the RAM passed Memtest86, so that isn't the problem. And the user of the computer isn't the most literate either. :-( I've had to fix issues with the spreadsheet that were all data entry errors.

So finding out why it doesn't print to my laser is more curiosity/learning than anything else.

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