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...
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
My suspicion is the printer driver, but I would like to install the
current Linux stable version. Mint installs 18.104.22.168, 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?
There any many versions of Linux, just look at
Oh, yea, I know. I go peek at distrtowatch.com 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
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
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.
Mac OS X 10.11.6
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