Subject: Re: firefox breaks when I go to the print menu
To: Dave B <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 08/19/2005 09:03:54
In message <>, "Steven M. Bell
ovin" writes:
>In message <>, Dave B writes:
>>  I'd been having this problem for awhile too, under various ver-
>>sions of Firefox.  The other day though, I did something that seems
>>to have fixed it (not that I'm 100% certain that these actions
>>caused the improved behavior, but I don't know what else would've).
>>  First, I went to the
>>    about:config
>>page to check out the print settings (i.e., I put "print" in the
>>Filter: field).  Not being sure exactly what to adjust, I started
>>by doing a right-click Reset on all the non-default-valued entries.
>>No, that wasn't much fun...  Then I closed firefox, re-removed the
>>compreg.dat file and re-started.  Now I can finally print that
>> page which I so desperately needed last week (a little
>>too late, but maybe it'll keep working for whatever comes up next).
>>  If it matters: some time ago, I imported existing Mozilla set-
>>tings into an earlier version of Firefox--so maybe I had garbage
>>in my printer config from that.
>Fascinating -- that seems to be helping me, too.

I spoke too soon -- it's now failing again.  But -- the Linux binary 
works, and it's using the same set of options.

		--Steven M. Bellovin,