[Users] One printer works with Claws-Mail, the other doesn't.

john Culleton John at wexfordpress.com
Thu Nov 3 22:39:45 CET 2011

On Thu, 3 Nov 2011 17:24:13 -0400
Jerry <claws-mail.user at seibercom.net> wrote:

> On Thu, 3 Nov 2011 17:14:49 -0400
> john Culleton articulated:
> > 
> > My newest printer, an HP Color Laserjet prints like a champ from
> > Claws Mail. The other old workhorse, my Ricoh B/W Laser AP2600
> > works via Cups 1.4.6 for Acrobat Reader etc. and via lpr for text
> > files sent by enscript.
> > 
> > But I can't print mail from Claws through the Ricoh via Cups. And I
> > hate to waste those expensive HP cartridges on B/W work. 
> > 
> > When I send a Claws mail message to the Ricoh via Cups it warms up
> > and then stops. The Cups print queue  says it is a finished job. 
> > 
> > PLease tell me a way I can get it printed, other than cut and paste
> > into Gvim. Yes Gvim will print to it too. 
> > 
> > Slackware Linux 13.37. 
> I have a somewhat similar problem on a FreeBSD-8.2 machine. With a
> Brother-MFC-9560CDW printer configured via CUPS. When I choose the
> printer from the print option screen all I get is a blank page
> printed. When I choose the LPR option, a complete document is
> printed. I have CUPS-1.50 installed. I have went nuts trying to
> figure out the problem. Since I don't print much from Claws, and
> since I can easily use the LPR option, I just choose to ignore it.
Do you set up a printer in Cups for lpr or do you set it up somewhere
in Claws-Mail?

John Culleton
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