How does one print in XFce?
pollux at xfce.org
Tue Dec 21 17:09:45 CET 2004
Le lundi 20 décembre 2004 à 20:02 -0800, Anthony Ewell a écrit :
> 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 charter.net 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
> >>>DEFINED TO CUPS.
> >>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.
The only purpose for the printing system settings is to tell xfprint4
and xfprint-manager which backend uses, i don't see how firefox or
Openoffice use it (if so, i'm glad to know it)
> 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)"
the BSD-LPR backend is designed to work with lpr (BSD) but some other
packages (like CUPS and LPRng) offer a lpr interface more or less
> I appreciate all the help everyone gave me!
> Many thanks,
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Jean-François Wauthy <pollux at xfce.org>
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