CUPS Frustration


CUPS Frustration

Following the pouring out of my heart about removal of features for OpenSuSE, I thought, since CUPS has an option for n-up printing maybe I could just add a new printer with n-up always on.

No, that is not possible.  I can specify a thousand different different options that I never use, but not the one that I use every time I print.  There’s not even an open ended “type your option code in here”. So for those <insert expression of annoyance> applications like openoffice which don’t have an n-up print option, I have to go via a pdf export to print.  :-/

for the record, kde4-printer-applet also doesn’t work

nor does

lpoptions -p <dest>  -o number-up=2

as far as I can tell

Hmmm… it seems as if options are determined by the driver/ppd file used….

<sigh>

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