Paper size not correct

Rich Duzenbury rduz-ubuntu at
Sun Jul 3 06:03:51 UTC 2005

Hi again ubuntu-ers.

I've got paper problems over here for awhile, and I can't seem to figure
them out.  Machine is a current Hoary box.

rduz at pippen:~ $ cat /etc/papersize

I've also configured my printer (System -> Administration -> Printing,
right click on printer (HP Laserjet 4050 TN connected via LPR), select
Paper tab.  I have it set to US Letter.

However, if I run (for example) the openoffice spreadsheet program,
select File, Printer Settings, select the printer, then press the
properties button, the paper size is set to A4.

I presume that the print dialog is some sort of 'common dialog', used by
many gnome applications.  Where does it get the default paper size from?
How can I get it to default to US Letter, rather than A4?



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