After Firefox upgrade, browser no longer prints without CUPS
freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org
Thu Dec 1 14:45:11 PST 2005
Joshua Tinnin <krinklyfig at comcast.net> writes:
> What does Firefox use to recognize printers? Every other application
> recognizes and uses the generic UNIX lpd (with Ghostscript and hpdij),
> which is what Firefox used before I upgraded it to 1.5. Now it insists
> on using CUPS or PostScript. I've been Googling for two days and can't
> figure out how to get it back where it was.
With FreeBSD 6.0 and Firefox 1.5, I haven't noticed any such problem.
> Have to say, I love FreeBSD, but printing is a serious hassle. Every
> time the smallest thing changes, it breaks and requires several days of
> maddening searching and tweaking to get it back the way it was. Am
> about to break down and get a print server, as this is way too much to
> deal with on a regular basis.
I do use apsfilter, which takes care of many of the annoying things
for me, but still lets me use the regular old dependable lpd.
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