flash only prints to default printer

Bug #530520 reported by ethanay on 2010-03-02
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: flashplugin-nonfree

1) The release of Ubuntu you are using, via 'lsb_release -rd' or System -> About Ubuntu.

$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 9.10
Release: 9.10

2) The version of the package you are using, via 'apt-cache policy packagename' or by checking in Synaptic.

$ apt-cache policy flashplugin-nonfree
flashplugin-nonfree:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 10.0.45.2ubuntu0.9.10.1
  Version table:
     10.0.45.2ubuntu0.9.10.1 0
        500 http://ubuntu.osuosl.org karmic-updates/multiverse Packages
        500 http://ubuntu.osuosl.org karmic-security/multiverse Packages
     10.0.32.18ubuntu1 0
        500 http://ubuntu.osuosl.org karmic/multiverse Packages

3) What you expected to happen

When I select "print" inside a flash dialog, a simplified print dialog pops up that only gives me options to select printer and page range. I expect the print job to go to whatever printer I have selected.

4) What happened instead

No matter what printer I select, the job goes to whatever printer I have selected as my default printer via CUPS system-config-printer tool.

Example:

I want to print to my CUPS PDF driver, but my HL-2170W is selected as the default printer. I click "print," select the PDF print driver, and the job goes to the HL-2170W instead. So, I go into system-config-printer and set the CUPS PDF driver as the default printer. I click on "print" again. Regardless of whatever printer I select, the job goes to the CUPS PDF driver.

ethanay (ethan-y-us) wrote :

I specifically experience this bug via www.noteflight.com when trying to print a music score

Chris Conway (cconway) wrote :

I've had this problem with http://kenken.com/playnow.html. A recent Flash upgrade "fixed" it: now I can't print at all!

Chris -- is Flash now leaving excessively large post-script files on
your computer when you try to print? check the directory:
/var/spool/cups/
for ~500-900mb .ps files

you can also do an automatic check with the command:
sudo du -ak --exclude=/home/* / 2> /dev/null | sort -n | tail -30

If so, you might have this bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/598940

Adobe insists they can't reproduce the problem, so the bug is a
non-issue for them.

ethan

On Sat, Aug 28, 2010 at 9:48 AM, Chris Conway <email address hidden> wrote:
> I've had this problem with http://kenken.com/playnow.html. A recent
> Flash upgrade "fixed" it: now I can't print at all!
>
> --
> flash only prints to default printer
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/530520
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
>
> Status in “flashplugin-nonfree” package in Ubuntu: New
>
> Bug description:
> Binary package hint: flashplugin-nonfree
>
> 1) The release of Ubuntu you are using, via 'lsb_release -rd' or System -> About Ubuntu.
>
> $ lsb_release -rd
> Description:    Ubuntu 9.10
> Release:        9.10
>
> 2) The version of the package you are using, via 'apt-cache policy packagename' or by checking in Synaptic.
>
> $ apt-cache policy flashplugin-nonfree
> flashplugin-nonfree:
>  Installed: (none)
>  Candidate: 10.0.45.2ubuntu0.9.10.1
>  Version table:
>     10.0.45.2ubuntu0.9.10.1 0
>        500 http://ubuntu.osuosl.org karmic-updates/multiverse Packages
>        500 http://ubuntu.osuosl.org karmic-security/multiverse Packages
>     10.0.32.18ubuntu1 0
>        500 http://ubuntu.osuosl.org karmic/multiverse Packages
>
> 3) What you expected to happen
>
> When I select "print" inside a flash dialog, a simplified print dialog pops up that only gives me options to select printer and page range.  I expect the print job to go to whatever printer I have selected.
>
> 4) What happened instead
>
> No matter what printer I select, the job goes to whatever printer I have selected as my default printer via CUPS system-config-printer tool.
>
> Example:
>
> I want to print to my CUPS PDF driver, but my HL-2170W is selected as the default printer.  I click "print," select the PDF print driver, and the job goes to the HL-2170W instead.  So, I go into system-config-printer and set the CUPS PDF driver as the default printer.  I click on "print" again.  Regardless of whatever printer I select, the job goes to the CUPS PDF driver.
>
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> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/flashplugin-nonfree/+bug/530520/+subscribe
>

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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