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Lleb_KCir 06-23-2005 08:23 PM

getting Firefox to print to CUPS with shared printer
How do you configure FireFox to use the CUPS printer so you can print web pages?

distro = Debian 2.4.x kernel (yeah yeah i know it needs to be upgraded, have tried and failed many times)

Printer is on a win2k server connected via the LAN using CUPS (print manager in KDE 3.3).

i can print with it using OO and most of the editors i have tried like kedit and a few others with no problem, but when i try to print from within FF my only options are either ps (post script) or something i do not reccognize and nothing prints to my printer.

no i can not even pick it out of the drop down menue as it is not there. is there a way to browse to it or something? what do i need to edit, and how should i make it look?

Jerre Cope 06-24-2005 09:21 AM

You may not have realized this, but CUPS has made your printer Post Script capable. CUPS takes Post Script and converts it to your native printer capability. If you want a KDE printer style pull down menu, go to the FireFox printer properties and change the print command to

kprinter --stin

minrich 06-24-2005 10:06 AM

If the suggestion in the post above doesn't work for you, you could try the entry in my File > Print > Properties... > Printer Properties > Print Command: (which reads as follows:)


FYI: I am using cups version 1.1.23-7 x86_64 on SuSE Linux version 9.3 it works great for me.


Lleb_KCir 06-24-2005 11:09 AM

i did change it to the kprinter --stin and that worked great.

minrich i had that in my properties and that was not doing the job for me. changing to the ps printer with the above command worked great.

Thank you both.

Bruce Hill 06-24-2005 05:06 PM

The print command "lpr-cups" works great here.

Lleb_KCir 07-27-2005 09:43 AM

just to add, the correct command is not:


kprinter --stin
but infact is


kprinter --stdin
forgot the d and it makes a big differance.

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