printing from firefox

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printing from firefox

Postby aaronhoy » 2006-01-13 22:39

I'm having printing issues. After trying almost everything I could I finally got my HP Deskjet612C to print jobs from openoffice. I thought everything was fine until I tried to print from firefox. It said it recognized the printe and everything seemed to be fine but after the progress bar reached 100%, nothing happened, and the page never printed. anyone know how to fix this?
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Postby tim » 2006-01-14 18:58

You might try installing a package called cupsys-bsd (apt-get install cupsys-bsd). It helps cups interact with different printing systems.

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Postby grautu » 2006-01-22 22:19

Assuming cups is your printing system, you also need to inform Firefox about that. That's simple as
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# aptitude install gtklp
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Postby dawgie » 2006-01-23 00:45

Mozilla is also setup to use xprint.
http://xprint.mozdev.org/
to install:
# apt-get install xprint xprint-common
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Postby dnusinow » 2006-01-23 01:25

I generally find that I get better luck with the postscript output rather than xprint. If xprint works for you that's great, but I had issues with xprint setting the wrong paper size and poor quality. Just a word of warning.
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