Strange print behavior on some programs...

Charlie Kravetz cjk at
Mon Feb 11 03:12:42 UTC 2008

On Sun, 2008-02-10 at 13:02 -0500, Peter N. Spotts wrote:
> Folks,
> I'm running Xubuntu 7.10 (fully updated) and am having some trouble with
> printing emails out of either Claws Mail or Evolution. I can print out
> of OpenOffice, Firefox, Acroread, Gedit. But with both email programs,
> when I bring up the print dialog box, the programs freeze and I have to
> restart them. I've tried reinstalling the printer (an HP Deskjet 6540),
> but that didn't help. And it happens regardless of
> session/window-manager combo -- Xfce4, Gnome, Fluxbox, Openbox, etc.
> Seems kind of odd that these two programs would be the only two that
> hang up on print, but hey, whadda I know?
> Thanks in advance for any guidance...
> With best regards,
> Pete
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I don't know how helpful this will be. I can print fine in Evolution on
my old Okidata OL 600e Laser. Before my HP 6L died, I had to check the
printer settings in the program, then preview the printout before I
could print. If I did not do that in the right order, I locked up and
had to force quit the program. 

Still, the printouts were good when I got it to work. Maybe someone else
has a better answer.

good luck,

Charlie Kravetz 
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