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Nicolas
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Print settings

Post#1 by Nicolas » 05 Dec 2016, 09:15

Hi everyone,

I just installed porteus kiosk 4.2.0 for a client but I have some problems with printing (I use chrome).
Printing works but I would like to know if I can save the print settings and I get a blue background on my page when I print in color^^
I don't have any problem with printings coming from other systems.

Config:

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printer_model=HP Officejet Pro 8600
printer_connection=socket://printer-ip:9100
additional_components=10-printing.xzm
Thanks

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Re: Print settings

Post#2 by fanthom » 05 Dec 2016, 10:12

Hello Nicolas,

"Printing works but I would like to know if I can save the print settings"
You need to enable full persistence and configure printing settings manually on each kiosk after installation:
http://porteus-kiosk.org/parameters.html#persistence

If persistence is not an option then printing settings would have to be hardcoded in the ISO. In this case i would recommend our cuatomized builds service:
http://porteus-kiosk.org/builds.html

"I get a blue background on my page when I print in color"
Must be related to printing settings or its driver specific. Please check if the same happens on following drivers:

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Generic PCL 6/PCL XL Printer
Generic PostScript Printer
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Nicolas
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Re: Print settings

Post#3 by Nicolas » 05 Dec 2016, 12:28

Thank you fanthom,

I will try that as soon as I can.

EDIT:

I tried to set the persistence parameter to "persistence=full" but my print settings are still not saved, I have to set them after each printing.
So I tried to change the settings directly in the /etc/cups/kiosk-printer.ppd file but my modifications are not kept when I reboot.

In which file do I change the drivers "Generic PCL 6/PCL XL Printer" and "Generic PostScript Printer" that you gave to me ?

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