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silverojo


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PostPosted: Thu 13 Dec 2012, 04:02    Post subject:  Printing problem with Firefox  

I'm using Lucid Puppy with Firefox v.3.6.6, and have always had a problem printing web pages.

When I print a web page, the white areas are filled with big gray dots, about 2mm or 3mm...all over the page. Needless to say, if I ever needed to scan one of those pages (to dispute a billing error, etc.), these gray dots would look like black dots all over the page.

The dots are lighter when I use standard instead of draft printing, but they're still present and wasting a lot of printer ink.

I can print documents in any other program with no problems--all except Firefox.

Does anybody know what might cause this, or what I can do to stop it?

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* HD: Maxtor 2F030J0
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Jasper


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PostPosted: Thu 13 Dec 2012, 09:25    Post subject:  

Hi,

Personally, I have not the smallest clue.

Though e.g. rcrsn51 has superb expertise and is a great helper
with such problems.

However, this section is really meant for solutions as opposed
to questions - if you don't get an answer with in 24 hours you
might ask Flash, our moderator, to move this thread.

My regards
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Thu 13 Dec 2012, 10:06    Post subject:  

1. What printer are you using?

2. Is the problem specific to your Lucid/Firefox setup? If you try Seamonkey in another Puppy do you have the same problem?

3. What happens if you print the web page to a PDF file, then print from the PDF viewer program?

4. Does the effect show in Print Preview?

I have printed from numerous versions of Firefox and I have never seen this.
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silverojo


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PostPosted: Thu 13 Dec 2012, 23:46    Post subject:  

Jasper wrote:

However, this section is really meant for solutions as opposed
to questions - if you don't get an answer with in 24 hours you
might ask Flash, our moderator, to move this thread.

Move it where? I can't find any forum for questions only...?

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MY PC's SPECS:

* PC: Firelite 1200 D
* RAM: 512 MB
* CPU: AMD Duron, 892 MHz
* HD: Maxtor 2F030J0
* CD-RW: Atapi CD-R/RW CW078D
* MONITOR: Compaq 5500
* SOUND CARD: SiS 7018 Wave
* ETHERNET: Network Everywhere (NC100 v2)
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silverojo


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PostPosted: Thu 13 Dec 2012, 23:53    Post subject:  

rcrsn51 wrote:
1. What printer are you using?

2. Is the problem specific to your Lucid/Firefox setup? If you try Seamonkey in another Puppy do you have the same problem?

3. What happens if you print the web page to a PDF file, then print from the PDF viewer program?

4. Does the effect show in Print Preview?

I have printed from numerous versions of Firefox and I have never seen this.


1. HP DeskJet 952C. The other specs for my PC are in my sig file, if any of that should be pertinent info.

2. Yes. I use Puppy 2.0 with an older version of Firefox, with no issues. I don't have Seamonkey installed. In all my years of using Puppy, I've never had issues with the dots until I started using Firefox in Lucid Puppy (5.1).

3. I've never printed a PDF file before, so I tried printing a PDF file I already had saved. The dots appear on that page, too.

4. No, only on the printed page. Now I see that it's happening with ePDFview, as well. But I have no problem printing word processing documents.

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MY PC's SPECS:

* PC: Firelite 1200 D
* RAM: 512 MB
* CPU: AMD Duron, 892 MHz
* HD: Maxtor 2F030J0
* CD-RW: Atapi CD-R/RW CW078D
* MONITOR: Compaq 5500
* SOUND CARD: SiS 7018 Wave
* ETHERNET: Network Everywhere (NC100 v2)
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Fri 14 Dec 2012, 08:58    Post subject:  

This is a mystery. I can only make two other suggestions.

1. Get the Live CD for a newer Puppy, install your printer and run a test.

2. What printer driver are you using? The built-in Gutenprint or HPLIP? The hplip_print-3.12.10a.pet from here supports your DeskJet 952C.
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silverojo


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PostPosted: Sat 15 Dec 2012, 00:42    Post subject:  

rcrsn51 wrote:
This is a mystery. I can only make two other suggestions.

1. Get the Live CD for a newer Puppy, install your printer and run a test.

2. What printer driver are you using? The built-in Gutenprint or HPLIP? The hplip_print-3.12.10a.pet from here supports your DeskJet 952C.

Gutenprint? Never heard of it. Puppy 5.1 uses CUPS. I can try HPLIP and see what happens. Thanks!

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MY PC's SPECS:

* PC: Firelite 1200 D
* RAM: 512 MB
* CPU: AMD Duron, 892 MHz
* HD: Maxtor 2F030J0
* CD-RW: Atapi CD-R/RW CW078D
* MONITOR: Compaq 5500
* SOUND CARD: SiS 7018 Wave
* ETHERNET: Network Everywhere (NC100 v2)
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Sat 15 Dec 2012, 09:06    Post subject:  

silverojo wrote:
Gutenprint? Never heard of it. Puppy 5.1 uses CUPS.


????

When you installed your printer in CUPS, you would have selected "HP Deskjet 952C - CUPS + Gutenprint v5.2.5". That's the printer driver package that is built into Puppy 5.1. Or did you use something else?
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silverojo


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PostPosted: Sun 16 Dec 2012, 01:03    Post subject:  

rcrsn51 wrote:
When you installed your printer in CUPS, you would have selected "HP Deskjet 952C - CUPS + Gutenprint v5.2.5". That's the printer driver package that is built into Puppy 5.1. Or did you use something else?

I'm sure you're right, then, because I used what was built-in. Smile

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MY PC's SPECS:

* PC: Firelite 1200 D
* RAM: 512 MB
* CPU: AMD Duron, 892 MHz
* HD: Maxtor 2F030J0
* CD-RW: Atapi CD-R/RW CW078D
* MONITOR: Compaq 5500
* SOUND CARD: SiS 7018 Wave
* ETHERNET: Network Everywhere (NC100 v2)
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Sun 16 Dec 2012, 10:00    Post subject:  

Did either of my two suggestions above solve your problem?
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jhonmarvi

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PostPosted: Wed 19 Dec 2012, 02:39    Post subject:  

Yes. I use Puppy 2.0 with an older version of Firefox, with no issues. I don't have Seamonkey installed. In all my years of using Puppy, I've never had issues with the dots until I started using Firefox in Lucid Puppy Rolling Eyes
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