weird KDE printing Problem

Norbert Zawodsky norbert at
Sat May 19 01:01:04 BST 2018

Hi Michael,

It is always important to me to help if I can! So I will run these tests 
with Qt 5.11

But give me some time. I'm pretty sure I won't find the time before next 
week wednesday / thursday..


Am 2018-05-19 00:44 schrieb Michael Weghorn:
> Hi Norbert,
> thanks for the additional information.
> Could you possibly do a test whether the problem is fixed with the
> upcoming Qt version 5.11 from upstream?
> Release candidate 2 has just been released.
> You can e.g. download an installer (seems to be available for 64-bit
> only) for GNU/Linux from
> (file
> ""). This can be run as a normal
> user and be installed anywhere for testing, e.g. I quickly tested with
> the preselected "$HOME/Qt5.11.0/" (make sure that  "Desktop gcc 64 bit"
> is selected for installation).
> It won't affect any applications by default, since the system Qt version
> will continue to be used instead.
> In order to test an application with this Qt version, you need to start
> it from the command line with the environment variable 'LD_LIBRARY_PATH'
> set to the directory where the corresponding shared libraries are
> located, e.g. for my case this was running the following command from
> command line:
> LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$HOME/Qt5.11.0/5.11.0/gcc_64/lib/ kate
> Does your problem problem still occur with this Qt version?
> (To verify that the new Qt version is actually used, you can e.g. check
> that a new "Advanced" tab is there in addition to the "Page" and "Job
> Options" ones after clicking on the "Properties" button in the print
> dialog.)
> Regards,
>    Michael
> On 2018-05-15 11:49, Norbert Zawodsky wrote:
>> [...]
>> Hi Michael,
>> I followed your suggestion regarding LogLevel debug:
>> I opened a small PDF with okular, Ctrl-P, Printdialog, selected printer
>> CP3525, Preselected paper-size was "Letter", changed to "A4", OK,...
>> The argv[5] line in cups-log says:
>> D [15/May/2018:11:08:28 +0200] [Job 10104] argv[5]="Collate finishings=3
>> fit-to-page HPBookletScaling=FitPage HPColorSmart=Manual
>> HPTextRGB=VividSRGB job-billing media=Letter number-up=1
>> number-up-layout=lrtb outputorder=normal page-bottom=12 page-left=12
>> page-right=12 page-top=12 portrait print-color-mode=blue
>> sides=two-sided-long-edge
>> job-uuid=urn:uuid:731b559f-44c9-3bab-6464-3db75f8345f3
>> job-originating-host-name=localhost time-at-creation=1526375308
>> time-at-processing=1526375308 Duplex=DuplexNoTumble PageSize=Letter"
>> So the wrong PageSize is passed to cups
>> Printing the same PDF by "lpr -P CP3525 my.pdf" from commandline
>> produves a correctly scaled A4 output and leads to this argv[5] entry:
>> D [15/May/2018:11:44:05 +0200] [Job 10105] argv[5]="finishings=3
>> HPBookletScaling=FitPage HPColorSmart=Manual HPTextRGB=VividSRGB
>> number-up=1 print-color-mode=blue
>> job-uuid=urn:uuid:c21cabca-dac3-3849-425c-ed17673bbcea job-originating
>> host-name=localhost time-at-creation=1526377445
>> time-at-processing=1526377445"
>> /etc/papersize is a 3 bytes file containing "a4"
>> regards,
>> Norbert

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