Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 481777
Last modified: 2009-12-18 02:42:32 EST
Created attachment 330095 [details]
Camera shot of the garbled printed output, 5 pages.
Description of problem: This html page, consisting of simple text and png charts, will not print to printers correctly. The print-to-PDF functions works fine, though.
How reproducible: Try printing the above web page, to a real printer.
Actual results: The charts are not printed, except for small pieces in the top-left corner of each page. See the attached digital camera photo of the printed output.
Expected results: See the attached print-to-pdf output file for the correct appearance.
Additional info: The problem occurs regardless of whether or not the printing of background images is enabled.
Created attachment 330096 [details]
Expected output, as generated in print-to-file-pdf mode
Could you please retest this issue with the upstream binary from http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-beta.html (you don't have to uninstall the Fedora package -- just unpack tarball somewhere and run ./firefox from that directory)? Does it work there?
The upstream beta binary worked OK.
Can you please test latest stable official firefox binary? (3.0.5 or 3.0.6 from http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox)
There are two possibilities - our current Fedora 10 package is broken and the upstream one works fine or the bug is a general one and it's fixed in current beta.
The 3.0.5 binary works fine.
That suggests it is a Fedora-specific problem.
Hm, it happens when firefox prints to postscript, but PDF is fine...strange.
Broken postscript printing seems to be caused by system cairo library in Fedora 10. Firefox built with internal cairo generated ps file correctly...moving to cairo.
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