Printing under Sarge is messed up.
Has anyone else had a problem with printing under Sarge recently?
I can not print from Thunderbird, Firefox, Opera, OOO, or a simple
editor that I wrote using Python. All of these programs printed fine
until three, or four days ago. Thunderbird sends a message to the
console saying: "lpr: stdin is empty, so no job has been sent". My
editor send the same message. I CAN do 'lp filename', or 'lpr filename'
and my printer works just fine, so I know that it is not a problem with
the printer, itself, or the cables, connections, etc. I can also print
from 'Kate' without problems
I THINK that the problem is with using a pipe to lpr, since 'ls | lpr'
does NOT work. Also, I know that my editor program (which does not
work) uses 'popen' to open a pipe to lpr.
Does anyone know WHAT broke? I can always downgrade a package, or two,
if I know which package is causing the problem.