Printing Firefox to postscript printer SOLVED

Tommy Trussell tommy.trussell at
Thu Jul 28 17:02:06 UTC 2005

On 7/28/05, Scott J. Henson <scotth at> wrote:
> We just rebuilt firefox with xprint support.
> If you look closely, the output of the command you put in has all kinda
> of garbage and artifacting on it.  Supposedly breezy will have a better
> postscript module for firefox, but xprint is working for us.  I wish
> Ubuntu would enable it by default.

Fortunately I haven't seen any garbage or artifacting, but maybe
that's because of all the extra font tools I added to try to resolve
it, or maybe I've just been lucky. I print from Firefox rarely but
when I need to it's urgent.

I saw that the xprt-xprintorg and xprt-common packages are available
in Ubuntu repositories but I'm not knowledgeable enough (and don't
have time at the moment) to know how to rebuild Firefox to use them. I
guess there's not a "patch" or a workaround to call them without a

If you have a pointer to a forums discussion or wiki page where this
is being discussed I'll subscribe to it. Thank you for the feedback!

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