printing from inside Linux firefox
mla_strick at att.net
Tue Dec 7 05:17:19 UTC 2010
On Sat 4 Dec 2010, Frank Shute responded to my previous question:
> On Fri, Dec 03, 2010 at 07:22:34PM -0800, Dan Strick wrote:
> > ...
> > I tried printing to a file, but both the Linux and FreeBSD Firefox
> > programs create slightly strange postscript and pdf files which seem
> > to display correctly via the ghostscript and acroread programs but
> > won't print correctly on my postscript printer (a Brother HL-1270N).
> Firefox produces OK postscript. Your printer setup is borked. Try
> using lpr and doing away with CUPS is my advice. Then you can send ps
> directly to the printer.
> Below are the important files for my postscript printer. I just
> convert everything to postscript before I lpr it.
I don't use CUPS. My only interest in CUPS is that modern Linux binaries
often use it and I would like to know how to configure /compat/linux so
that printing works. My FreeBSD system uses lpr. My printcap entry
looks like this: (the printer has an ethernet interface)
:lp=9100 at br-hl-1270n:sd=/var/spool/lp/ps0:lf=/var/log/lpd-errs:
I also convert everything to postscript before I lpr it.
My printer setup is not borked. All postscript files other than those
produced by firefox (e.g. those produced by enscript or groff -Tps)
work just fine.
My printer may be a little strange. I am not sure its postscript
interpreter is precisely correct.
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