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Old 10-04-2016, 02:55 PM   #1
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Printing issue in Debian 8 "Jessie"


When printing with some programs like Icedove, Firefox, Pluma, and others the print dialog box that opens will get be completely blank as if the program is slow to open. Usually this happens if the user prints multiple jobs. If they just print one job, it will usually not happen and dialog box will open fine and can print fine.
When I was troubleshooting, I discovered that this issue does not occur with LibreOffice and noticed the print dialog box is different compared to the one that opens when printing with the previously mentioned apps
I was able to reproduce this on my standalone desktop with the same OS at work and at home. I reported it as a bug with Debian and wanted to post it here to see if anyone has anything to add/comment.

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Old 10-04-2016, 09:18 PM   #2
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I have not encountered any issues like this, but I've done very little printing on my new Debian install.

Try opening one of the problem programs from the terminal and then immediately printing several documents. Perhaps some useful error messages may appear in the terminal. If so, post them here, being sure to surround them with "Code" tags which become available when you click the "Go Advanced" button at the bottom of the "compose post" window.

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Old 10-05-2016, 06:47 AM   #3
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Try opening one of the problem programs from the terminal and then immediately printing several documents. Perhaps some useful error messages may appear in the terminal.
Hi Frank,

I've already tried this but there is no output in the terminal of any changes/actions done in the application ran from the terminal. I believe there is a way to "force" output through redirection but I'm not entirely sure how. I'll Google it and see if I can do this.

Thank you.

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Old 10-05-2016, 10:02 AM   #4
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I tried running Firefox in the terminal and that did give output but not when printing, only when I first opened Firefox that gave proxy and add-on info, but thats it. When I print multiple pages the windows becomes gray.

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Is there a way to change the default print dialog box? Like if I wanted to use the one that Libreoffice uses for other apps?
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Old 10-12-2016, 03:08 PM   #5
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Old 10-12-2016, 03:22 PM   #6
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I can confirm this been an issue.
I was able to replicate the same issue on both my personal and work debian system.
Debian 8.6 x86_64.
The issue only happens when the application uses the systems print dialog.
Has a bug been filed?
 
Old 10-20-2016, 10:03 AM   #7
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We disabled the avahi daemon and now it works fine. I guess something with discovering printers hung it up. But now working fine.
 
  


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