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Old 12-09-2009, 06:50 PM
g knott
 
Default ubuntu-users Digest, Vol 64, Issue 88

Dear list-members,

Is there a more 'advanced" print utility available on 9.04 or earlier?

I have an HP3100 which has numerous resolution and bleed/no-bleed options.

lpr prints a .jpg file fine, mapping file-pixel to printer-pixel, but refuses to
use the entire 8x11 page, and "partitions" the output onto multiple
pages - without notification.

Printing from firefox provides a better set of options where I can pick my
desired resolution - but it does not honor its "magnification" option, and it
adds a file-name url banner to the page.

Is there another option? - preferably just a program I can run from
command-line,
- like lpr, but with more effective controls that work?

Thanks.

P.S. Ubuntu-help on printing has lots about setting up a printer or
network printer (i.e. using cups), but nothing on how to actually print a file!
(That needs to be fixed.)

gary knott, knott@civilized.com


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> Message: 1
> Date: Wed, 9 Dec 2009 17:31:48 +0000
> From: Peter Humphrey <peter@humphrey.ukfsn.org>
> Subject: Re: rsync backup of /home/.ecryptfs causes errors
> To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions"
> <ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com>
> Message-ID: <200912091731.48929.peter@humphrey.ukfsn.org>
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> On Wednesday 09 December 2009 08:30:10 James Taylor wrote:
>
>> Inevitably, to take a consistent backup copy of the .ecryptfs file
>> you'll need to make sure the corresponding user is logged out. Is there
>> not a night time hour when you can be reasonably certain nobody is
>> logged in? Can you take the system to single user run level at the
>> scheduled hour to do the backups?
>
> On my boxes I have a small rescue system in its own partition, which I use
> for
> things like making backups. That guarantees that no files are open when
> they're backed up.
>
> Of course, these aren't mission-critical systems.
>
> --
> Rgds
> Peter
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 2
> Date: Wed, 9 Dec 2009 17:41:16 +0000
> From: Chris G <cl@isbd.net>
> Subject: Forms design for web pages - what's available?
> To: ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com
> Message-ID: <20091209174116.GA6439@chris>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
>
> I'm looking for a tool a bit like the Forms Design part of Open Office
> (or MS Access for that matter) that will build web data input forms. I
> don't want a full-blown CMS or site design package, I just want to be
> able to build some simple data entry pages to load data into a
> database from the web (well, actually my intranet).
>
> Is there anything out there which can do this?
>
> --
> Chris Green
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 3
> Date: Wed, 09 Dec 2009 11:51:24 -0600
> From: Leonard <lenc5570@sbcglobal.net>
> Subject: Re: question about fsck failing during startup
> To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions"
> <ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com>
> Message-ID: <4B1FE39C.8070702@sbcglobal.net>
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> scar wrote:
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>> Hash: SHA256
>>
>> Leonard Chatagnier @ 12/09/2009 09:48 AM:
>>
>>> --- On Wed, 12/9/09, scar<scar@drigon.com> wrote:
>>> Werner Schram @ 12/09/2009 04:29 AM:
>>>
>>>> You can check the status of your hard disk with palimpsets, which is
>>>> available under System->administration->Disk Utility.
>>>>
>>> i can't find that. must not be installed. i checked add/remove programs
>>> and there is no 'disk utility'. i also tried apt-get install
>>> palimpsets, but it cannot find the package. is it available only for
>>> 9.10? (i am still on 9.04)
>>>
>>> lchata@karmic-desktop:~$ aptitude search palimpsets
>>> lchata@karmic-desktop:~$ aptitude search disk-util
>>> i gnome-disk-utility - manage and configure disk drives
>>> and media
>>> lchata@karmic-desktop:~$
>>>
>> yeah, only available for 9.10 and up. :
>>
>>
>>
>>
> Well, you can upgrade to Karmic or google for "linux disk utilities",
> download the isos and burn to disc
> then boot from disc and do what you want. testdisk-6.10 is one I've
> used. ubcd411.iso is another and some
> googling should find you several more. I could be wrong but I feel
> pretty sure your install disk for 9.04 has
> some utilities to use. Have you explored the disc to see what it has
> installed and have you ran the aptitude
> search command I showed above on your 9.04 system? If disk-util doesn't
> pick up something on your 9.04
> just use disk and see what comes up. Then using aptitude show will tell
> you what the program does and other info.
> FWIW, now that you have marked the bad blocks there is a fairly good
> chance you troubles are over. I have
> a fairly old HDD on an old Dell tower which got corrupted by fsck and
> couldn't be fixed with repeated fscking.
> I downloaded the two mentioned above and did a lot of reading on how to
> use it(highly recommended you do to)
> and then started playing around trying to recover the OS. Nothing got
> it to boot even though it recovered missing
> files. So went out and bought a second hand drive, installed and added
> Ubuntu to it, but left the old drive in place.
> On a hunch, I reformatted the failed drive and reinstalled ubuntu on it
> and it still works fine today. Just to let you
> know that disk utils wont necessary recover a corrupt fs and that the
> disk is not necessarily bad even though
> everyone recommended I junk it. My experience is that HDDs
> are pretty hardy devices and never had one fail
> on some very old machines. AAMOF, the only PC failure was on my new
> Gateway when the MB went out while
> still in warranty.
> My point in my original reply was to show you you were looking for the
> wrong file name and how you can help
> yourself by judicious use of the aptitude search and also show
> commands. For me, they are better than any gui
> but the synaptic gui is pretty damn good if you use the correct key
> words when using the search command.
> HTH
> --
> Leonard lenc5570@sbcglobal.net
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> Message: 4
> Date: Wed, 09 Dec 2009 19:09:02 +0100
> From: Oliver Grawert <ogra@ubuntu.com>
> Subject: Re: That Code of Conduct
> To: ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com
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> hi,
> Am Mittwoch, den 09.12.2009, 10:15 -0600 schrieb Cybe R. Wizard:
>> I posted this to the sounder group a few days ago. It seems that it
>> is also needed here where more people read.
>> -----------------------
>>
>> We are seeing a lot of references to the Code of Conduct
> ...
>
> below are the official rules the provider of the lists
> (canonical and the ubuntu community) expects to be followed ...
>
> http://www.ubuntu.com/support/community/mailinglists/etiquette
>
> i think it shows pretty clear that the CoC is one of the core
> components ...
>
> ciao
> oli
>
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> Message: 5
> Date: Wed, 09 Dec 2009 12:15:01 -0600
> From: Leonard <lenc5570@sbcglobal.net>
> Subject: Re: Bad signature for updated packages
> To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions"
> <ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com>
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> Jochen Antesberger wrote:
>> I just did my ususual aptitude update session to install security
>> updates. Turns out that ntpdate updates fine, but the other three
>> candidates, gdm, devicekit-disks and seahorse-plugins cause a warning
>> that these packages are not trusted.
>>
>> Is there a problem on the Ubuntu servers (using the german mirror) or do
>> I have a corrupted file transfer there?
>>
>> How am I going to fix this one, please?
>>
>> Jochen
>>
>>
>>
> Usually when I get that notice using aptitude it ask me if I want to
> install them or not.
> I usually just click yes to install as I know what's in my source.list
> file and intend to
> install whatever is available. I don;t use the German mirror but don't
> think you have
> a corrupted file or Ubuntu server issue. Usually you just have to
> accept the install to
> get the apps installed on your system.
>
> --
> Leonard
> lenc5570@sbcglobal.net
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> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 6
> Date: Wed, 9 Dec 2009 13:33:07 -0500
> From: Alan McKay <alan.mckay@gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: That Code of Conduct
> To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions"
> <ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com>
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> On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 1:09 PM, Oliver Grawert <ogra@ubuntu.com> wrote:
>> http://www.ubuntu.com/support/community/mailinglists/etiquette
>>
>> i think it shows pretty clear that the CoC is one of the core
>> components ...
>
> I think you are right. It also says :
>
>> When quoting, attribute the quoted text to the person who
>> wrote it (again, most email clients will do this by default).
>> Be careful to attribute the correct text to the correct person.
>
> In the most recent case for me, I was not quoting. I had no intent to
> quote. I added another datapoint to the discussion which was not
> directly related to anything else which had been said in the thread,
> but nonetheless which I believe to be related to the discussion. I
> thought this was obvious from the context but I guess not. So I will
> be more careful in the future to explicitly state when I am adding new
> data which may not necessarily relate back to anything that had
> previously been mentioned.
>
> That link above also says :
>
>> Avoid sending emails in HTML format, if possible.
>
> Going back to my response to Leonard.
>
> cheers,
> -Alan
>
>
>
> --
> ?Don't eat anything you've ever seen advertised on TV?
> - Michael Pollan, author of "In Defense of Food"
>
>
>
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> Message: 7
> Date: Wed, 9 Dec 2009 18:41:25 +0000
> From: Liam Proven <lproven@gmail.com>
> Subject: Automatic background updates
> To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions"
> <ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com>
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> Is there an "official" way to do this, rather than just using cron to
> schedule a script that says something like...
>
> apt-get update
> apt-get upgrade -y
>
> ...?
>
> --
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>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 8
> Date: Wed, 09 Dec 2009 12:49:58 -0600
> From: Leonard <lenc5570@sbcglobal.net>
> Subject: Re: That Code of Conduct
> To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions"
> <ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com>
> Message-ID: <4B1FF156.4000500@sbcglobal.net>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"
>
> Oliver Grawert wrote:
>> hi,
>> Am Mittwoch, den 09.12.2009, 10:15 -0600 schrieb Cybe R. Wizard:
>>
>>> I posted this to the sounder group a few days ago. It seems that it
>>> is also needed here where more people read.
>>> -----------------------
>>>
>>> We are seeing a lot of references to the Code of Conduct
>>>
>> ...
>>
>> below are the official rules the provider of the lists
>> (canonical and the ubuntu community) expects to be followed ...
>>
>> http://www.ubuntu.com/support/community/mailinglists/etiquette
>>
>> i think it shows pretty clear that the CoC is one of the core
>> components ...
>>
>> ciao
>> oli
>>
>>
>>
> Thanks oli. I think the link you list above is what most people mean
> when referring to the CoC.
> It was in my earlier reply.
>
> --
> Leonard
> lenc5570@sbcglobal.net
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> Message: 9
> Date: Wed, 9 Dec 2009 20:01:23 +0100
> From: Tom H <tomh0665@gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: apt-get dist-upgrade, and X issues
> To: ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com
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>>> Note: ran across this today while checking what the new gdm update was
>>> related to.
>>> 2.28.1-0ubuntu2
>>> Publishing details
>>>
>>> ? ? * Published on 2009-11-30
>>> Changelog
>>>
>>> gdm (2.28.1-0ubuntu2) karmic-proposed; urgency=low
>>>
>>> ? * Don't respawn gdm on failure; this lets us capture X failures
>>> instead and
>>> ? ? trigger the bulletproof X handler here. ?LP: #441638.
>>> ? * re-export any XORGCONFIG value passed to the upstart job, needed to
>>> ? ? complete integration with bulletproof X. ?LP: #474806.
>
>> Thanks, this is almopst certainly my problem.
>>
>> I am starting to think about moving off of Ubuntu. It seems that they are
>> trying to re-engineer a great many things that have a long standig history
>> of working well in *NIXsystems, and the re-emgeneered efforts seem of
>> questionable value to me. The example ehre is upstart, what is the
>> compleeing reason to create a system where all teh worlds *NIX admins will
>> be presented with something thta does not conform to well establishe
>> practice?
>>
>> Evewn teh BSD's are moving to SysV init these days. Theonly outlyer that I
>> am aware of, besides Ubuntu is Solaris.
>
> OS X also has its own init-replacement, launchd.
>
> Fedora has moved partially to upstart and might be moving completely
> for its next release, F13, which most likely means that RHEL will move
> to upstart in a few years too. Of course, in Fedora, upstart jobs are
> in /etc/event.d (where they were pre-Karmic) whereas in Karmic they
> are in /etc/init. No comment...
>
> Debian has moved to insserv for its next version, Squeeze. I landed on
> some debian-devel thread, when I was googling insserv two months ago,
> where the lead dev was being attacked quite vehemently for this change
> but it is set to happen.
>
> IMO upstart is not to blame here. The Ubuntu devs would have probably
> done the "don't respawn..." if they were still using sysvinit because
> the reason for the "don't respawn..." is to use the new Xorg
> bulletproof X handler, if I understand the error correctly. So you
> should blame X or the way that the devs are implementing bulletproof
> X!
>
>
>
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Old 12-10-2009, 08:49 AM
Colin Law
 
Default ubuntu-users Digest, Vol 64, Issue 88

2009/12/9 g knott <civiliz2@gmail.com>:
> Dear list-members,
>
> Is there a more 'advanced" print utility available on 9.04 or earlier?

What has this got to do with the subject line of your post? When
posting to a mailing list it is best always to start a new email and
add an appropriate subject line, you are more likely to get help this
way. Someone interested in printing is more likely to read it if the
subject line indicates the problem.

Colin

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