xpdf can not print via cups if started from firefox

O. Hartmann ohartman at zedat.fu-berlin.de
Tue Mar 8 09:10:21 UTC 2011

How to 'configure' this? Firefox3 allows only selecting applications via 
'Preferences' Menu. Trying to configure xpdf manually via "about"config" 
results in can-not-find-application-tag, means: tehre is nothing to look at.

On 03/08/11 09:49, Kristofer M White wrote:
> Does configuring firefox to launch something like "xterm -e xpdf" rather than just "xpdf" dump any errors to the term when trying to print?
> "O. Hartmann"<ohartman at zedat.fu-berlin.de>  wrote:
>> Hello.
>> I've got a weird problem here. Very often I download scientific papers
>> as pdf from protals and they got opened via firefox3 with the configured
>> propper utility, in this case xpdf. In such a case, printing is
>> impossible. I hit the print button, a popup shows up with the configured
>> CUPS printing queue, but hitting OK doesn't have any effect. The funny
>> thing is: when opening the same PDF (it is stored in /tmp/) with xpdf by
>> starting xpdf from a terminal, printing on the same queue works well.
>> I realized that the change of this behaviour occured a long time ago
>> when the cups printing system got an update. I never figured out what's
>> the diffrence between starting xpdf via terminal and starting via
>> firefox. My first guess was that my local ~/.xpdfrc does have effect, as
>> the right configured CUPS printing queue showed up, but even the
>> firefox-started xpdf client shows the right printing queue, so this
>> implies that xpdf also reads my ~/.xpdfrc.
>> I'm not sure what's going wrong. I have no clue what kind of paper
>> information is passed to xpdf by being called via firefox. Any help
>> appreciated.
>> Thanks,
>> Oliver
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