Got a brain teaser for everyone. :) I recently needed to turn in paperwork for insurance reasons. I found the pdf file for the form I needed online, however it would not let me print the file. When viewing the file in Firefox which is using the default viewer, I click the print button and click ok/print. The printer will just push out a blank page. If I save the file on my system and pull it up in any other pdf file viewer I can print the file without fail. Not sure what is happening. My printer is connected to my pc and the ubuntu is connected to a wireless network which shares the printer on the pc. The printer should be setup properly because I can print from any other application and any other file type. Not sure if this is normal or I am having a small issue. Have tried changing a few settings but no help. I have put everything back to the default settings the way it was. Anyone have any ideas? Not sure what else to do....
I had this exact problem, but instead of installing the Adobe plug-in, I went into Firefox -> edit preferences -> Applications and changed the PDF action from "preview in Firefox" to "Use Document Viewer". This launches a separate Evince window with the document which prints nicely. I never liked the idea of pdf's being viewed in the browser window anyway, so I'm happy. There is, however, something nasty wrong with Firefox for printing blank pages from it's preview window.