I'm running FreeBSD 5.2.1 and I'm using cups to handle my printing.  I
have no trouble printing from other applications such as Firefox but
whenever I try to print an email from Thunderbird I get a warning box
that says, "There was a problem printing because the paper size you
specified is not supported by your printer".  I thought this was rather
odd, and upon further investigation I discovered that the printer prefs
from the prefs.js file were not being loaded by Thunderbird.  I checked
the file and the entries are there:

borges[f5ihojke.slt 151]% grep print.printer_PostScript prefs.js
user_pref("print.printer_PostScript/default.print_bgcolor", false);
user_pref("print.printer_PostScript/default.print_bgimages", false);
user_pref("print.printer_PostScript/default.print_command", "lpr
user_pref("print.printer_PostScript/default.print_evenpages", true);
user_pref("print.printer_PostScript/default.print_footercenter", "");
user_pref("print.printer_PostScript/default.print_footerleft", "&PT");
user_pref("print.printer_PostScript/default.print_footerright", "&D");
user_pref("print.printer_PostScript/default.print_headercenter", "");
user_pref("print.printer_PostScript/default.print_headerleft", "&T");
user_pref("print.printer_PostScript/default.print_headerright", "&U");
user_pref("print.printer_PostScript/default.print_in_color", true);
user_pref("print.printer_PostScript/default.print_margin_bottom", "0.5");
user_pref("print.printer_PostScript/default.print_margin_left", "0.5");
user_pref("print.printer_PostScript/default.print_margin_right", "0.5");
user_pref("print.printer_PostScript/default.print_margin_top", "0.5");
user_pref("print.printer_PostScript/default.print_oddpages", true);
user_pref("print.printer_PostScript/default.print_orientation", 0);
user_pref("print.printer_PostScript/default.print_paper_height", " 11.00");
user_pref("print.printer_PostScript/default.print_paper_size_type", 1);
user_pref("print.printer_PostScript/default.print_paper_size_unit", 0);
user_pref("print.printer_PostScript/default.print_paper_width", "  8.50");
user_pref("print.printer_PostScript/default.print_reversed", false);

but if I go to Properties in the box that comes up after hitting Print,
all the fields are completely BLANK (e.g. Paper Size, Margins, etc).  I
know that printing used to work from this program so I really have no
clue what could have happened to bork printing from just this one
program.  Out of curiosity, I renamed my .thunderbird folder and
restarted the program so as to get a "fresh start" and the same thing
happened.  So, apparently, even with a clean slate, it still doesn't
load the printer prefs.  Does anyone have any idea why this might be?
I've searched on Google and the mailing lists to no avail.

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