printing does not work with PS-Printer HP Laserjet 4050N

RESOLVED EXPIRED

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Firefox
General
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major
RESOLVED EXPIRED
14 years ago
13 years ago

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(Reporter: birdy, Assigned: Blake Ross)

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Description

14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; de-DE; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040914 Firefox/0.10.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; de-DE; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040914 Firefox/0.10.1

under Linux SuSE 9.1 using the network printer HP Laserjet 4050N, firefox does
not print.
More precisely it does create printjobs that are automatically aborded. This
normally happends when they include defective PS commands.
(printing through lrp or kprinter, paper is set correctly to A4)

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. have a HP Laserjet 4050N (or maybe otehr HP PS printer) connected
2. print a page to that printer
3. look into printjob

Actual Results:  
no page comes out
job is displayed as aborted

Expected Results:  
print that page

Comment 1

13 years ago
I just ran into almost the same problem (and googling around shows that I
am not the only one). It looks like printing to hp printers under linux
is broken for both firefox and thunderbird.

However, In my case (and in the other cases I saw when googling around)
the job completes fine on the linux side. The printer starts to
blink and eventually stops to blink without ever printing a single page.
It affects *all* HP printers we have (other printers are fine).
Moreover, replacing "lpr" by "kprinter" or something similar also
fixes the problem.

(see also http://lists.suse.com/archive/suse-linux-e/2004-May/2217.html)

This make firefox a no option for our university;-(
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Last Resolved: 13 years ago
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