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Re: How to set up printing in Netscape

Kent West wrote:

> Mirek Kwasniak wrote:
> > On Fri, Mar 17, 2000 at 10:04:54PM -0600, Kent West wrote:
> > > kmself@ix.netcom.com wrote:
> > >
> > > > Well, FWIW, have you worked out your printing problem?  What are
> > > > you printing to in Netscape -- what's the command you're using?  Any
> > > > error messages?  Anything turn up in your print queue (lpq)?
> > > >
> > >
> > > No. I can print from the command line (using "lp foo"), but not from Netscape or Abiword.
> > > When I click on File/Print within Netscape, the printer dialog box pops up, and the "Print
> > > to" option is set to "Printer", and the "Print Command" is set to "lpr".
> > >
> > > As soon as I click on the "Print" button, I switch to a terminal window and do an "lpq",
> > > which reports that there are "no printable jobs in queue".
> >
> > Can you print postscript files (lpr blabla.ps)? When not install magicfilter
> > + ghostcript packages.
> >
> > Mire
> I believe you've found the problem. I "printed" to a file instead of to a printer from within
> Netscape, and then lpr'd the resulting netscape.ps file (I viewed the netscape.ps file first;
> at a brief lookover it looks like a valid poastscript file). I got the same nothing I get when
> trying to print to a printer from Netscape. So apparently I can't print postscript files.
> However, I have the newest magicfilter installed (according to apt, pointed at potato), and
> ghostscript appears to not be available in potato: I get a message about it not having an
> available version although it is in the database, which means it may be obsolete.
> Thanks for getting me to the next level of troubleshooting, Mire; I appreciate it!

"gs" was the package I was looking for. Now I'm printing! Thanks Mire!!!

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