Re: Printing from Firefox
From: Charlie (cschwartz_at_iasinfo.com)
Date: Fri, 13 May 2005 13:51:58 -0700
On Wed, 11 May 2005 12:15:05 -0700, Charlie wrote:
> I just got a new parallel printer - a Brother HL5140. I installed it with
> the Turboprint driver. It seems to print ok from most applications, but
> will not print from Firefox. A job sent from Firefox properly goes into
> the Brother printer cue, and KDjobviewer shows it processing. However, it
> never actually prints and hangs up the parallel port until a reboot. The
> hangup persists even if I delete the job from the queue. Turboprint
> reports that the port is busy. If I leave the job in the queue and reboot,
> the job hangs the port again and doesn't print.
I've made a little progress. Gimp had the same problem until I specified a
PPD in the PPD field in Gimp's printer setup dialog. Once I did that, it
worked fine. I'm assuming that when a job is being sent to the printer
from Firefox, it needs to access a PPD which for some reason is not
accessed. Is access to the PPD configured somewhere? If so, where? I've
looked at the PPD's in the /etc/cups/PPD directory and they seem to be
properly composed -- they reference the same PPD driver as I specified in
setting up the printer -- and, it works fine in KDE. Is there somewhere
else that is misconfigured?
As for the hanging parallel port, this can be solved by killing the
process called parallel. After that, you can access the printer easily.