xpdf can not print via cups if started from firefox

O. Hartmann ohartman at mail.zedat.fu-berlin.de
Tue Mar 8 18:03:49 UTC 2011

On 03/08/11 16:51, Warren Block wrote:
> On Tue, 8 Mar 2011, O. Hartmann wrote:
>> 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.
> In your .xpdfrc, do you specify a full path to the CUPS lpr?

No, I do not. And while making this confession, I'll change this as soon 
as possible and report back. I guess this is a very good hint ...

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