How does one print in XFce?

Anthony Ewell aewell at
Tue Dec 21 05:02:54 CET 2004

Brett I. Holcomb wrote:
> If you run the web configuration for cups or check in /etc/printcap there 
> is an name for the printer - mine is Epson1280. I had to put that for the 
> system name in xfce4 printer management.  It looks like Oki14 is what you 
> need.
>   On Mon, 20 Dec 2004, Anthony 
> Ewell wrote:
>>brettholcomb at wrote:
>>>Do you have cups or lpr installed?  I use cups and simply went to the 
>>>printer setup (toolbox) and put in the name of the printer AS IT IS
>>What do you mean "AS IT IS DEFINED TO CUPS?"  Do you mean
>>my /etc/printcap?
>>>This file was automatically generated by cupsd(8) from the
>>>/etc/cups/printers.conf file.  All changes to this file
>>>will be lost.

Hi All,

    Figured it out.  It was my settings in "settings", "Printing System."
I had them set to "File."  When I changed them to "BSD-lpr", all was
fixed.  I can print from Firefox, Open Office Write, and Gimp.
I was confused; I thought "BSD-lpr" stood from some backwards, legacy
support or something.

    Idea: for boneheads, like myself, maybe change the wording in
printing system from "BSD-lpr" to "BSD-lpr (Cups, LPRng)"

   I appreciate all the help everyone gave me!

Many thanks,

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