[hardy] firefox cannot print web pages

Bug #228215 reported by pmsagdeo on 2008-05-08
12
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
firefox-3.0 (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: firefox-3.0

Firefox 3.0 beta 5 bundled with Hardy Heron 8.04 cannot print web pages. The print preview displays how it will be printed, number of pages etc. Clicking print causes the printer to indicate that the output is being sent to the printer by flashing a light on the printer. This flashing stops after a few seconds (on my HP Laserjet 4, please don't laugh. It has been working flawlessly for the last 14 years with only two minor repairs I did myself), and nothing happens. I can print from OpenOffice and other applications. What gives? Thanks.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu May 8 09:47:31 2008
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
Package: firefox-3.0 3.0~b5+nobinonly-0ubuntu3
PackageArchitecture: i386
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: firefox-3.0
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-16-generic i686

pmsagdeo (pradip-sagdeo) wrote :

 Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. You reported this bug a while ago and there hasn't been any activity in it recently. We were wondering if this is still an issue for you. Can you try with the latest Ubuntu release? Thanks in advance.

Changed in firefox-3.0:
status: New → Incomplete

Thank you, Martin. Yes, it is still a problem. I have to cut and paste into
OpenOffice Writer to print. The gedit text editor does not print either.
All OpenOffice profucts and GIMP print fine.

Thanks again.

Pradip

On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 8:33 AM, Martin Mai <email address hidden> wrote:

> Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make
> Ubuntu better. You reported this bug a while ago and there hasn't been
> any activity in it recently. We were wondering if this is still an issue
> for you. Can you try with the latest Ubuntu release? Thanks in advance.
>
> ** Changed in: firefox-3.0 (Ubuntu)
> Status: New => Incomplete
>
> --
> cannot print web pages
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/228215
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
>
> Status in "firefox-3.0" source package in Ubuntu: Incomplete
>
> Bug description:
> Binary package hint: firefox-3.0
>
> Firefox 3.0 beta 5 bundled with Hardy Heron 8.04 cannot print web pages.
> The print preview displays how it will be printed, number of pages etc.
> Clicking print causes the printer to indicate that the output is being sent
> to the printer by flashing a light on the printer. This flashing stops
> after a few seconds (on my HP Laserjet 4, please don't laugh. It has been
> working flawlessly for the last 14 years with only two minor repairs I did
> myself), and nothing happens. I can print from OpenOffice and other
> applications. What gives? Thanks.
>
> ProblemType: Bug
> Architecture: i386
> Date: Thu May 8 09:47:31 2008
> DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
> Package: firefox-3.0 3.0~b5+nobinonly-0ubuntu3
> PackageArchitecture: i386
> ProcEnviron:
>
> PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games
> LANG=en_US.UTF-8
> SHELL=/bin/bash
> SourcePackage: firefox-3.0
> Uname: Linux 2.6.24-16-generic i686
>

Thanks. Setting back to "new" and wating for someone to confirm.

Changed in firefox-3.0:
status: Incomplete → New
alexander11 (lxblok) wrote :

SInce i installed UMBUTU, my printer , a canon pixma,, doesn' work either

Alex

I cannot print from anything other than OpenOffice. This is very annoying
to say the least. My windows machines, for all their other troubles, never
failed to print from any application once the correct printer driver was
loaded. Should I try OpenSuse 11.1. I have it on a test computer and kinda
like it. Thanks.

Pradip

On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 10:10 AM, Martin Mai <email address hidden> wrote:

> Thanks. Setting back to "new" and wating for someone to confirm.
>
> ** Changed in: firefox-3.0 (Ubuntu)
> Status: Incomplete => New
>
> --
> cannot print web pages
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/228215
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
>
> Status in “firefox-3.0” source package in Ubuntu: New
>
> Bug description:
> Binary package hint: firefox-3.0
>
> Firefox 3.0 beta 5 bundled with Hardy Heron 8.04 cannot print web pages.
> The print preview displays how it will be printed, number of pages etc.
> Clicking print causes the printer to indicate that the output is being sent
> to the printer by flashing a light on the printer. This flashing stops
> after a few seconds (on my HP Laserjet 4, please don't laugh. It has been
> working flawlessly for the last 14 years with only two minor repairs I did
> myself), and nothing happens. I can print from OpenOffice and other
> applications. What gives? Thanks.
>
> ProblemType: Bug
> Architecture: i386
> Date: Thu May 8 09:47:31 2008
> DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
> Package: firefox-3.0 3.0~b5+nobinonly-0ubuntu3
> PackageArchitecture: i386
> ProcEnviron:
>
> PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games
> LANG=en_US.UTF-8
> SHELL=/bin/bash
> SourcePackage: firefox-3.0
> Uname: Linux 2.6.24-16-generic i686
>

Have you tried this with the latest Firefox 3? (3.0.10 at present)

Changed in firefox-3.0 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete

Yes, I just did. No change. The printer light blinks for a few seconds as
if it is receiiving data and then stops blinking. This is a show-stopper.
I am going to install SuSE 11 on another drive and see what it does. Thanks
for pursuing this issue. Hope a solution is found quickly. Thanks.

Pradip

On Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 3:00 AM, Micah Gersten <<email address hidden>
> wrote:

> Have you tried this with the latest Firefox 3? (3.0.10 at present)
>
> ** Changed in: firefox-3.0 (Ubuntu)
> Status: New => Incomplete
>
> --
> cannot print web pages
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/228215
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
>
> Status in “firefox-3.0” source package in Ubuntu: Incomplete
>
> Bug description:
> Binary package hint: firefox-3.0
>
> Firefox 3.0 beta 5 bundled with Hardy Heron 8.04 cannot print web pages.
> The print preview displays how it will be printed, number of pages etc.
> Clicking print causes the printer to indicate that the output is being sent
> to the printer by flashing a light on the printer. This flashing stops
> after a few seconds (on my HP Laserjet 4, please don't laugh. It has been
> working flawlessly for the last 14 years with only two minor repairs I did
> myself), and nothing happens. I can print from OpenOffice and other
> applications. What gives? Thanks.
>
> ProblemType: Bug
> Architecture: i386
> Date: Thu May 8 09:47:31 2008
> DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
> Package: firefox-3.0 3.0~b5+nobinonly-0ubuntu3
> PackageArchitecture: i386
> ProcEnviron:
>
> PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games
> LANG=en_US.UTF-8
> SHELL=/bin/bash
> SourcePackage: firefox-3.0
> Uname: Linux 2.6.24-16-generic i686
>

Looks like a duplicate of Bug #77786.

Micah Gersten (micahg) wrote :

Sebastian Kapfer confirmed this issue here:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox/+bug/77786/comments/19

I suggested he continue here in this bug as it matches his case.

Changed in firefox-3.0 (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
summary: - cannot print web pages
+ [hardy] firefox cannot print web pages
Sebastian Kapfer (caci) wrote :

I should add that it's not all webpages that refuse to print. Some work fine (for example, the Launchpad pages), while others don't (Ubuntu homepage).

I haven't observed a problem with gedit, but our users probably don't print from it much. I'll check if that program has a similar problem.

Doh do I care NO

-----Original Message-----
From: <email address hidden> [mailto:<email address hidden>] On Behalf Of Sebastian Kapfer
Sent: 11 June 2009 10:20
To: <email address hidden>
Subject: [Bug 228215] Re: [hardy] firefox cannot print web pages

I should add that it's not all webpages that refuse to print. Some work
fine (for example, the Launchpad pages), while others don't (Ubuntu
homepage).

I haven't observed a problem with gedit, but our users probably don't
print from it much. I'll check if that program has a similar problem.

--
[hardy] firefox cannot print web pages
https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/228215
You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
of the bug.

Status in “firefox-3.0” source package in Ubuntu: Confirmed

Bug description:
Binary package hint: firefox-3.0

Firefox 3.0 beta 5 bundled with Hardy Heron 8.04 cannot print web pages. The print preview displays how it will be printed, number of pages etc. Clicking print causes the printer to indicate that the output is being sent to the printer by flashing a light on the printer. This flashing stops after a few seconds (on my HP Laserjet 4, please don't laugh. It has been working flawlessly for the last 14 years with only two minor repairs I did myself), and nothing happens. I can print from OpenOffice and other applications. What gives? Thanks.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu May 8 09:47:31 2008
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
Package: firefox-3.0 3.0~b5+nobinonly-0ubuntu3
PackageArchitecture: i386
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: firefox-3.0
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-16-generic i686

Sebastian Kapfer (caci) wrote :

@Noblo: Frankly, I don't care if you care. Your point being...? If you don't care about this bug, you could, erm, unsubscribe yourself from it.

Hi,

I'm attaching a snapshot of the Ubuntu homepage which does not print to .ps properly in my version of Firefox, which is 3.0.10+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1 (amd64, from security.ubuntu.com). The .ps file being generated is also in the archive.

Again, there are webpages that print fine, for example Launchpad.

Since other users also had problems with printing from Gedit, I also tried that. Gedit prints fine on my system.

Greetings, Sebastian

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