Firefox 29 bug - browser PDF viewer prints blank pages

John Hupp lubuntu at prpcompany.com
Mon May 12 14:26:03 UTC 2014


On 5/8/2014 4:45 PM, John Hupp wrote:
> Ben Kaduk on the Ubuntu users list wrote:
>
> I can't seem to find any substantial amount of complaining (or really, 
> any traffic at all) about this on the forums, bug tracker, or mailing 
> lists, which is very confusing to me, but this firefox update appears 
> to have broken printing PDFs from the in-browser pdf.js viewer.  Most 
> of our systems here are running the 12.04 LTS (precise), but I think I 
> could reproduce the failure on 14.04 (trusty) as well.  Even a simple 
> "print to file" is sufficient to display the failure; the output is 
> entirely blank. (We see a lot of blank pages in the output trays of 
> the printers in our computer labs.)
>
> I filed https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox/+bug/1315020 
> for tracking in Ubuntu, but the real action appears to be on the 
> mozilla bug, https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1003707 .
>
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>
> Needless to say, this bug is also active under Lubuntu.  At a very 
> quick glance, it seems that it may be taken care of in Firefox 30.
>
> The workaround is to download the PDF, open that in the standalone 
> viewer and print.
>

Improving news: Ben Kaduk on the Ubuntu list reports that this problem 
has been fixed in FF 29.0.1, which is rolling out to Windows users now.  
Apparently it has not been vetted for Ubuntu yet, but the expectation is 
that it will be very shortly.

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