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    Question Linux print size problem!

    got a Canon BJC 4200 and just been printing with open office and adobe pdf viewer and all the printouts are like quarter of the page when their sposed to be full size.whats happened?
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    I just got so fed up with this thing for it's crappy erratically working scroll ball and poor right-click detection that I just threw it against a wall and it exploded.

    Good riddance. Wish I'd done it about a year ago.

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    I'm guessing that you've gotten the wrong driver and so the DPI is all wrong. Or the DPI is all wrong anyway. How have you set up the printer? I assume you're running CUPS, so try looking through the configuration options.
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    I'm on Ubuntu... i installed the driver through the printers tab in administratation tab.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fraz regarding the Apple Mighty Mouse
    I just got so fed up with this thing for it's crappy erratically working scroll ball and poor right-click detection that I just threw it against a wall and it exploded.

    Good riddance. Wish I'd done it about a year ago.

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    what is CUPS and how do i use it?
    Quote Originally Posted by Fraz regarding the Apple Mighty Mouse
    I just got so fed up with this thing for it's crappy erratically working scroll ball and poor right-click detection that I just threw it against a wall and it exploded.

    Good riddance. Wish I'd done it about a year ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keef247 View Post
    what is CUPS and how do i use it?
    CUPS is a printer driver mechanism used in several OSes, including Mac OS X, BSD, and Linux.

    you should probably look for config stuff in the gnome control panel bit somewhere - and http://www.linuxprinting.org/ has general advice for printing on linux

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    so anyone know why its doing this?prints like a quarter of the page instead of full size it shrinks it... why is this?i have a cannon bjc 4200.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fraz regarding the Apple Mighty Mouse
    I just got so fed up with this thing for it's crappy erratically working scroll ball and poor right-click detection that I just threw it against a wall and it exploded.

    Good riddance. Wish I'd done it about a year ago.

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    Perhaps Ubuntu has a demo version of a commercial linux print driver, and the crippled demo mode only lets you print 1/4 of a page.

    I did not think that there where good free drivers for cannon printers in Linux, but I know that the comercal turboprint drivers are available and are said to be good, so perhaps this is the crippled demo version. If it is, the full version costs about 30 euros.

    I have Ubuntu and a cannon i850, so I will give it a try myself, though no promises.
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    Is the paper size set correctly mate? Its not set to A5 or something silly?

    Is there any option to scale the image? As it may be downscaling it...

    Just a couple of thought......
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    nope mate its a4:S
    Quote Originally Posted by Fraz regarding the Apple Mighty Mouse
    I just got so fed up with this thing for it's crappy erratically working scroll ball and poor right-click detection that I just threw it against a wall and it exploded.

    Good riddance. Wish I'd done it about a year ago.

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    mike_w's diagnosis will be correct. this is a DPI issue of some kind.

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    well i've tried the 3 options available... 90 180 360... all did nothing
    Quote Originally Posted by Fraz regarding the Apple Mighty Mouse
    I just got so fed up with this thing for it's crappy erratically working scroll ball and poor right-click detection that I just threw it against a wall and it exploded.

    Good riddance. Wish I'd done it about a year ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrestomanci View Post
    Perhaps Ubuntu has a demo version of a commercial linux print driver, and the crippled demo mode only lets you print 1/4 of a page.

    I did not think that there where good free drivers for cannon printers in Linux, but I know that the comercal turboprint drivers are available and are said to be good, so perhaps this is the crippled demo version. If it is, the full version costs about 30 euros.

    I have Ubuntu and a cannon i850, so I will give it a try myself, though no promises.
    I have just downloaded and installed the demo version of the Turboprint drivers for my Ubuntu linux system and it works nicely. The demo puts a large logo in the middle of each printed page. I will probably register for a full version

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    surely i can do it without paying to print for christ sake:S its sposed to be a free distro so simple things like printing.... otherwise it starts to become a paid for distro which leads me back to windows...
    Quote Originally Posted by Fraz regarding the Apple Mighty Mouse
    I just got so fed up with this thing for it's crappy erratically working scroll ball and poor right-click detection that I just threw it against a wall and it exploded.

    Good riddance. Wish I'd done it about a year ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keef247 View Post
    surely i can do it without paying to print for christ sake:S its sposed to be a free distro so simple things like printing.... otherwise it starts to become a paid for distro which leads me back to windows...
    canon don't support linux. supposedly the printer works (due to hard work by reverse engineering types) with the "bcj600" driver - ensure that's the one being used by the printer in the config dialogs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by directhex View Post
    canon don't support linux. supposedly the printer works (due to hard work by reverse engineering types) with the "bcj600" driver - ensure that's the one being used by the printer in the config dialogs.
    Wow! Nice one mate, had no idea that canon didn't support linux! Glad I have never bought a canon printer! Ubuntu works fab with my Epson R....
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamin View Post
    Wow! Nice one mate, had no idea that canon didn't support linux! Glad I have never bought a canon printer! Ubuntu works fab with my Epson R....
    epson and hp are best for inkjet on linux, and contribute towards support

    hp, samsung, brother & kyocera are best for laser

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