Re: xprint config
s. keeling on 11/07/07 02:40, wrote:
Adam Hardy <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
does anybody here have any xprint config experience? My old
workstation is getting a bit bloated, xprint is up the creek and I
can't print to file / PS / PDF.
I can't see anything visibly wrong with the configuration. I tried
deinstalling and reinstalling, but that didn't help. xprint works
fine on my new machine where I just installed etch, but on this box
it is kaputt.
I've been fiddling with xprint just to figure out what the heck it is.
Yeah, yeah, an X print server. What's that? I already have lprng,
printing appears to work in everything I've tried it in, but that was
true before I installed xprint. So, what do I need xprint for? It's
Have you read the stuff in /usr/share/doc/xprint and xprint-common
and xprint-utils? Have you:
export XPSERVERLIST=`/etc/init.d/xprint get_xpserverlist`
in your startup shell config? It also suggests:
export LPDEST=lp # <-- edit to taste.
may be useful, but I haven't needed it.
The things I've seen so far say it help mozilla browsers print. Is
that all? How to get OOo to use it? Dunno. It doesn't appear to
Amusingly I only want it because it allows you to print to file easily with two
default printers that it sets up for you, one for PS and one for PDF, and it
puts them in your home directory. Very nice and convenient, but it doesn't do it.
I read all the blurb, including the bit with XPSERVERLIST, but that is where its
supposed to be and doesnt help.
I don't actually have a printer - I only want the 2 print-to-file queues, so I
don't have lp. Same on the other box where it does work.