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Old 01-29-2005, 04:20 PM   #1
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Print to CUPS printer in FireFox


CUPS is up and running (I can get to the administration screens via "localhost:631"), and I can print if I point my FireFox printer setting to "kprinter" (I originally set up the printer in KDE), but I was wondering if there was a different command I could use that wouldn't bring up the kprinter dialog box? Oh, and how would I set up my CUPS printer in XFCE? I'm assuming I would indicate "cups" in the "System Name" in the "Printer Properties" dialog?

Thanks in advance
 
Old 01-29-2005, 05:16 PM   #2
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Not sure about the second one, but the direct printing command is simply 'lp'. Check out the CUPS documentation (linked via the web admin pages) for all the possible options, for example -d to select from different printers.

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Old 01-29-2005, 08:43 PM   #3
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kprinter is just a front end to lp* commands.

why not go straight to the commands. You do not have to change anything in firefox to be able to print. By default it will use the command lpr. lpr is linked to lpr-cups unless you had installed both CUPS and lprng.

Which means you have to relink the lp* bunch from lprng to cups.
 
Old 01-29-2005, 11:47 PM   #4
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By default it will use the command lpr. lpr is linked to lpr-cups unless you had installed both CUPS and lprng.

Which means you have to relink the lp* bunch from lprng to cups.
Ah - I was wondering about that - but that fixed it Thanks!

So, if I'm understand what I'm reading elsewhere, if you've got CUPS, you don't need lprng?
 
Old 01-30-2005, 12:26 AM   #5
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Ah - I was wondering about that - but that fixed it Thanks!

So, if I'm understand what I'm reading elsewhere, if you've got CUPS, you don't need lprng?
That is absolutely correct.
 
Old 01-30-2005, 12:48 AM   #6
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Ok. Thanks for the quick response, BTW (God, I love this site... )
 
Old 01-30-2005, 11:41 AM   #7
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You could also try the front end GtkLP. MHO, it works very well in FluxBox and Xfce.

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