Re: Printing with Mozilla and Firefox
s Please, RFC 1855.
Em Tue, 07 Sep 2004 21:40:09 +0200, Alan E. Davis escreveu:
> When trying to print from Mozilla or Firefox on a friend's Debian
> box (which started from a Knoppix 3.4 install a couple of months
> ago), the print dialog lists some printers, including "lp@:64".
Looks like xprt printing remotely to an lpr spool. Do you
have a print server?
> I had gotten printing working by installing magicfilter and lpr
> about three weeks before, so I was discouraged to learn that the
> above named printer was the default printer in cups.
Wait a minute… did you install lpr or cups? It should be
either one or the other. Do prefer to use only one both at servers
> It is impossible to edit the printer name in the dialog.
Indeed, this is a function of either lpr or cups.
> I moved his ~/.mozilla, and after that a new postscript printer name
> was observed in the same dialog, in Mozilla only, NOT for firefox.
> Thunderbird does show this printer, and it is possible to print from
> either Mozilla or Thunderbird by selecting this printer. However,
> it is still impossible to print from Firefox, which does not show
> the postscript printer in the print dialog. I haven't found a
> .mozilla-firefox directory, but did find a Desktop/mozilla-firefox,
> which I deleted. This did not change anything.
Haven’t checked what’s the Firefox status, doesn’t it use cups
or lpr directly?
> I have reinstalled mozilla, which resulted in an upgrade, with no
> change, and deleted cupsys and some other cups packages.
You should still be able to print with just lpr and xprt.
> Lpr has worked for me for a decade; even though apsfilter has often
> worked better, I still have clung to lpr and magicfilter whenever it
> works, although in a few cases apsfilter was a better choice, or the
> only one that easily worked. I have recently ordered an HP
> multipurpose inkjet, and I think I'll have to use cups. So I'll
> ask: where can I find a FM about CUPS besides the Printing HOWTO?
> And of course I'd appreciate any simple explanations aboutr
> CUPS---if it is understandable at all.
Go cups.org. The setup is quite easy, but troubleshooting can
> Is xprt controlling the print dialog? What is?
Yes. Better check the xprt FAQ at /usr/share/doc/xprt-common.
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