Guys, I have Tbird 102.7.0, and have used it since beta. Only now having a strange issue where I needed to print an email; the print dialog appears, I choose my network printer, click print, the dialog leaves…nothing happens. No report on command line. Same in Tbird safe mode. I also cleared out all print settings in the config editor.
I can print to the local PDF without problems, and then go and use Okular to open that PDF and print it.
I am on Plasma, so wondered if it’s a snarl up between QT and GTK libraries. I checked Firefox printing, and it has the same issue.
Anybody have any idea where to start poking this bear?
PDF printing does require a process of conversion to postscript, which I assumed Tbird would use the printing libraries for. Maybe it bypasses them altogether, but if so, then why does the print dialog only show the printers that CUPS has available?
Very interesting…using the
tail -n 100 -f /var/log/cups/error_log
as per the archwiki troubleshooting page, at debug level, I can see that opening Tbird’s print dialog runs through the CUPS system in order to populate the dialog. I can also see that hitting the print button does nothing; it is not passed back to CUPS to process. I am suspecting that this is a Tbird bug. I have also installed Betterbird, just for giggles, and it has the same result, but is the same base version.
Konica Minolta c284e humongous colour network copier I picked up cheaply because they didn’t want to service it, a year ago. I gave it a new transfer roller and replaced the toners that were low, and it prints beautifully. Except for Tbird
I can print from this here on kde pressing the print button bottom left… but i can also open kde internal print window when i press the link in the right middle say “use system dialogue” this opens kde internal print dialogue:
from this you can reach the printer settings and may queue also if print was not working may… vcaused by wrong setting used… like thunderbird try to print in letter but you need A4 to print… printer stops and hold the jobs in the queue … also if you try a new one …