xpdf can not print via cups if started from firefox

Frank Shute frank at shute.org.uk
Tue Mar 8 10:39:08 UTC 2011

On Tue, Mar 08, 2011 at 09:38:28AM +0100, O. Hartmann 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

Oliver, I haven't got a fix for the above but have you tried using
this add on for firefox:





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