I setup my system with US defaults. Therefor my default paper size is US letter. My printer (hp photosmart d5160) uses paper size a4 so I want to adapt the system default paper size. I failed: applications (e.g. firefox) seem not to listen to my actions. Here is the list of unsuccessful atttempts to change the default paper size:
- System > Administration > Printing > Printer Options: Media Size: A4 (replacing Letter).
- at the login screen: choose a language where the environment has a4 as a default e.g. English (UK)
- add the following lines to "/etc/environment" and reboot afterwards:
- edit /etc/papersize and replace "letter" by "a4" and reboot
After being so unsuccessful I asked my system some questions:
- from a terminal (shell):
$ grep DefaultPageSize /etc/cups/ppd/*.ppd
- install and run PrintingBugInfoScript (from the UbuntuPrintingTeam?) as described at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PrintingBugInfoScript
- note: some interesting output lines of that script:
Code:CupsConfiguredPPDs: PDF: Generic PDF file generator Photosmart_D5100_series: HP PhotoSmart D5100 Foomatic/hpijs, hpijs 2.8.2 Date: Wed Aug 13 23:46:36 2008 DesktopEnvironment: GNOME DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04 EtcPapersize: a4 Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_PAPER=en_GB.UTF-8 Uname: Linux elro 2.6.24-19-generic #1 SMP Fri Jul 11 23:41:49 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux
My question: how can I change the system wide paper size to a4?
Thank you for reading this long story, groeten, Roel.