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Old 06-23-2005, 08:23 PM   #1
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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?
Old 06-24-2005, 09:21 AM   #2
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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
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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.

Old 06-24-2005, 11:09 AM   #4
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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.
Old 06-24-2005, 05:06 PM   #5
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The print command "lpr-cups" works great here.
Old 07-27-2005, 09:43 AM   #6
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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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