[Users] E-Mail Printing under FreeBSD

Jerry jerry at seibercom.net
Fri Dec 7 12:56:04 CET 2012

On Fri, 7 Dec 2012 10:01:07 +0100
Olive articulated:

> Le 06/12/12, edwardp at mcom.com a écrit :
> > I have been using FreeBSD on-and-off for the past couple of weeks
> > (by swapping hard drives, Linux on one, FreeBSD (as PC-BSD 9.0) on
> > the other).
> > 
> > When I printed an e-mail from the FreeBSD port of Claws, the first
> > line at the top of the page was chopped off.
> > 
> > I'm curious to know if this is a FreeBSD problem or perhaps a
> > problem with the Claws port.  The printer is an HP DeskJet 932C,
> > HPLIP (also installed) provides full support for this model.
> > 
> > I was able to (somewhat) solve a printing issue with the SeaMonkey
> > (SM) suite, printing web pages by adjusting one of the right margin
> > settings in the configuration file, however the URL which should
> > normally print at the upper right of the page with SM and Firefox,
> > does not print in with the FreeBSD port of SM, so this could be an
> > altogether different issue.  
> > 
> > Thanks in advance..
> I do not know the answer but here are a few things you should do to
> figure out the problem.
> First print to a file; and see the result (it should print to a PDF or
> PS file) with a PDF viewer. Then print the file with the lpr command
> (I am assuming you use CUPS). These steps will normally reveal if
> claws-mail or your printing system is in cause and tell you where to
> investigate. I suspect it is a problem with your printing system. Try
> to look at the web (not necessarily in relation to FreeBSD).

I use FreeBSD also. If I attempt to print a page from claws-mail and
choose my printer as the device to print to, only a blank page is
ejected from my printer. However, if I choose the "LPR" option, all is
well. I have tried to get help on the FreeBSD forum but without any
positive results. Good luck getting it figured out.

Jerry ♔

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