[SOLVED]: Cannot print from mate desktop

James B. Byrne byrnejb at harte-lyne.ca
Wed Jan 30 16:02:23 UTC 2019

On Tue, January 29, 2019 16:18, James B. Byrne wrote:
> On Tue, January 29, 2019 15:49, James B. Byrne wrote:
>> FreeBSD-11.2p8
>> Following a massive pkg update this morning, followed by
>> a freebsd-update install and restart, I now discover that
>> I cannot print from the mate desktop.  When I print from
>> any application on the desktop, libreoffice, pluma, firefox,
>> the printer dialogue shows up, the print job is generated,
>> but nothing prints on the printer.  Nor can I find any
>> printer management applet in the toolbar.

The problem of failing to print was solved by (re-?)installing the
cups-filters package.  Which is somewhat troublesome since it seems
that package, or its functional equivalent, was installed before the
upgrade and was removed thereby.

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