After Firefox upgrade, browser no longer prints without CUPS

Joshua Tinnin krinklyfig at
Thu Dec 1 22:03:47 PST 2005

On Thu 1 Dec 05 22:35, Micah <micahjon at> wrote:
> Joshua Tinnin wrote:
> > 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.
> >
> > 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.
> Did you try printing using the "postscript/default" printer?  If that
> is broken, the "properties" button on the print window should allow
> you to specify lpd as the print command.

Yes, I tried this, although lpd is the daemon, right? It's already 
running through lpd_enable="YES" in /etc/rc.conf, in any event. I used 
lpr. It tells me the paper size is not supported by the printer 
(8.5"x11"), which is definitely not true.

- jt

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