trouble printing from opera

RW fbsd06 at
Mon Apr 16 21:43:39 UTC 2007

On Sun, 15 Apr 2007 22:07:34 -0500
David J Brooks <daeg at> wrote:

> On Sunday 15 April 2007 09:49:57 pm you wrote:
> > im running FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE-p3, with KDE, cups, and most current
> > opera. i can print from everything else i use (which is i guess
> > just kmail... but i did test from konqueror, and that works too),
> > but i cannot get opera to send a job to my printer.
> >
> > if i go to the KDE printer manager, i can send a sucessful test
> > page, but opera just quietly prints nothing.  where should i start
> > looking to find out where the breakdown is?
> >
> > thanks,
> I've never found a way to make non-KDE apps print from the KDE print
> manager. My solution has been to print to pdf and then load that into
> Kpdf and print from there. If there's a better way to do it, I'd love
> to learn how.

I rarely every print anything these days, but I have printed through
KDE in the past from Firefox. The terse note I made about it at the
time was:

kprinter --stdin

presumably you could just put this in Opera as the print command.

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