Printing from Opera
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Wed Aug 24 15:09:44 UTC 2011
On Wed, 24 Aug 2011 06:55:34 -0400, Rod Person wrote:
> On Wed, 24 Aug 2011 09:58:41 +0200
> Polytropon <freebsd at edvax.de> wrote:
> > My question to the list now:
> > Did anybody get Opera working with CUPS or (better)
> > without it? Maybe did I miss something important at
> > installation time?
> I've been printing from Opera using this method
Which version of Opera are you using? I have 11.50/1047
installed; the page you refered to states:
Opera for Linux uses Qt to handle the printing.
Qt looks in /etc/printcap for available printers,
so make sure your printers are listed there.
Printers are listed, but they don't appear in the
"Printers" list. Then:
If you are having problems printing, try adding
a custom printer under the "Options" tab in
File > Print.
This is not possible, as the Options tab doesn't have
any function to add a printer. This is what it looks
+-------------- Print --------------+
| _________ |
|_Destination____| Options |________|
| Paper and Orientation |
| A4 (210 x 297 mm) v |
| Portrait v |
| Scale print to 100% v |
| [J] Fit to paper width |
| [ ] Print page background |
| [ ] Print headers and footers |
| Color |
| ( ) Print in color if available |
| (o) Print in grayscale |
| Page margins (in centimeters) |
| Top 1.00 Bottom 1.00 |
| Left 1.00 Right 1.00 |
| [ Print] [ Cancel ] [ Apply ] |
There is no means to add a printer.
I also checked the Registry... erm... the Configuration
editor "opera:config", with the search string "print".
Even though the key "PrinterName" is defined as $PRINTER,
which points to "Laserjet" (the default printer queue
that all other programs can use too), there is no command
that could be entered (like "lpr -PLaserjet"), sonsisting
of a printer program and a parameter, as described in the
article mentioned on top.
> Since you have a good printer that doesn't need a CUPS you probably can
> skip that and just make sure tp have the correct /etc/printcap
I have a correct /etc/rintcap for more than 20 years now,
and I never encountered such a situation that cannot be
explained or understood... :-)
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
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