Problems Printing From Firefox on the CS Linux Clients

On the CS Linux systems (Grad or Ugrad Net machines), we've occasionally noticed the list of available printers in Firefox's print window disappear. The cause is unresolved, but it could be a bug related to local firefox profile settings.

In any case, the following work-around should get most people working:

  1. Print (Ctrl-P, etc).
  2. Select Print to LPR if it is not already selected.
  3. Change the command from lpr to gtklp and then click Print.
  4. From within GtkLP, you can select the printer, duplexing, etc .