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(35/231) 1703811 - Duplex printing error

System: jedit4.3pre7, jdk1.5.0_07, RedHat kernel 2.6.9-34.0.1.ELsmp

Printer: HP LaserJet 4600dtn

In the "Print..." dialog, under the "Appearance" tab, there are radio buttons for "One side", "Tumble", or "Duplex" printing.

When I select duplex printing, the printer properly "prints" both sides of the paper, but the back side is blank. In other words, the front side prints, the printer retracts the page, and the back side prints; but all the text is on the front side only.

Other applications (e.g. acroread) print duplex properly using the lpr flag "-o Duplex=DuplexNoTumble").

How can I find (and fix?) the command jedit uses to print?


Submitted nuntius - 2007-04-19 - 17:56:59z Assigned nobody
Priority 5 Category editor core
Status Open Group normal bug
Resolution None Visibility No


2007-04-19 - 21:04:05z
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jEdit uses the java printing api - it doesn't run a command that can be fixed like you suggest.
The problem could well be with java rather than jEdit.
2011-12-04 - 05:15:15z
The Java Printing API it uses is from Java 1.2,
and there is a newer api, javax.print introduced in Java 1.4
Perhaps the newer API works better/accesses more printer capabilities?