Setting up a PDF printer

2009-01-03 Thread Keith Seyffarth
What do I need to install to make printing a pdf from the print command in an appliction as an option. It looks like panda may do this, but I'm unsure. My immediate goal is to be able to print invoices to .pdf from gnucash. ___

Re: Setting up a PDF printer

2009-01-03 Thread Keith Seyffarth
If you're using the cups printing subsystem you can use the cups-pdf port/package. You end up with the pdf's deposited in /var/spool/cups-pdf/USERNAME. I don't have any printing installed currently. I may be getting a printer for this machine at some point in the future (at which point I'll

issues with X not loading

2009-01-28 Thread Keith Seyffarth
On freebsd 6.0, I started having issues with X on Friday, and by Sunday, clicking buttons on the XFCE toolbar or choosing menu items from the XFCE menu weren't working. Subsequent to this, X would just hang when I run startx. I think what may have started this was trying to portupgrade gnucash,

Re: issues with X not loading

2009-01-31 Thread Keith Seyffarth
Yes, please see /usr/ports/UPDATING, Xorg was updated. OK, I went through and ran # portupgrade -rf libxcb which took a while to update everything, but did so without any errors (or at least without any that I caught). However, now when I startx, X loads, but I have no mouse in X. (The mouse

Re: issues with X not loading

2009-01-31 Thread Keith Seyffarth
I also tried adding AllowEmptyInput off in xorg.conf, but that gives an error when starting X that AllowEmptyInput is not valid. In section ServerLayout, add Option AllowEmptyInput Off Thakns. This worked. I had the syntax incorrect. however, I thought this wasn't supposed to be

Re: issues in XFCE 4.6

2009-03-13 Thread Keith Seyffarth
Manolis, Thanks for the quick reply. Did you follow the rest of the instructions for xfce 4.6 in UPDATING? There are a few ports to deinstall, preferably before upgrading. A little problem with that: after having the ports tree updated I could not simply make deinstall them, as the old port

Re: issues in XFCE 4.6

2009-03-13 Thread Keith Seyffarth
The install for 4.6.0 is too complicated (hence error-prone). I'm sticking with my current version of xfce, which I like a lot. That may well have been a better choice at this point... ___ freebsd-questions@freebsd.org mailing list

Re: issues in XFCE 4.6

2009-03-13 Thread Keith Seyffarth
snip longer present. I could use stg like pkg_delete, but in the end, I preferred using pkg_rmleaves and remove the entire xfce4.4 related ports I wasn't able to find pkg_rmleaves, so I tried pkg_delete on all the related packages I could find. (including the libs, mousepad, Thunar and a

Re: issues in XFCE 4.6

2009-03-13 Thread Keith Seyffarth
snip Please make sure these ports are installed: x11-themes/gtk-xfce-engine installed as: gtk-xfce-engine-2.6.0 An XFCE engine for GTK 2.0 x11-themes/icons-tango-extras installed as: icons-tango-extras-0.1.0_1 A extra set of icons from the Tango project snip I am afraid I can do both

Re: issues in XFCE 4.6

2009-03-13 Thread Keith Seyffarth
snip Well, this leads me to believe you don't have an .xinitrc file in the new user's home directory Create an ~/.xinitrc with exec startxfce4 OK, did that. as the only content and try again. The panel is there (and displayed icons on the desktop, weird). However, the menu doesn't

Re: issues in XFCE 4.6

2009-03-13 Thread Keith Seyffarth
I went through pkg_rmleaves and deleted xfce and then everything it exposed, then re-installed using portinstall -R This installed 32 packages when I had only deleted 31, so something got installed that wasn't previously. Unfortunately, this still didn't fix the problems. The XFCE menu still

Re: issues in XFCE 4.6

2009-03-14 Thread Keith Seyffarth
Your problem is not xfce but xorg. It went through massive changes in 7.1 and it's now mandatory to have a /etc/X11/xorg.conf. You have to add Option AllowEmptyInput Off statement as last line in ServerLayout section. Doing console command Xorg -config /etc/X11/xorg.conf will build you

Re: issues in XFCE 4.6

2009-03-14 Thread Keith Seyffarth
As i said the packages worked for me. Blow away the xfce and xorg ports and do the xorg mega package and the xfce mega package. if that fails then bkup your user data and install a clean virgin version of 7.1 and the xorg and xfce packages. Does anyone have an option other than blowing

Re: issues in XFCE 4.6

2009-03-14 Thread Keith Seyffarth
As i said the packages worked for me. Blow away the xfce and xorg ports and do the xorg mega package and the xfce mega package. if that fails then bkup your user data and install a clean virgin version of 7.1 and the xorg and xfce packages. It looks like this was a step in the WRONG

Re: issues in XFCE 4.6

2009-03-15 Thread Keith Seyffarth
That -k option to make is unnecessary and possibly bad. Stop using it for now. Well, it doesn't really sound like it is *good*, but I was just trying to get X to install again. Thanks for the warning, though. cd /usr/ports/x11/xorg make clean OK, it cleans everything make

Re: issues in XFCE 4.6

2009-03-15 Thread Keith Seyffarth
xorg-drivers requires the drivers it has been configured to depend on, which does not necessarily include xf86-video-via. Go to the xorg-drivers port and do a 'make config' to change which drivers it will depend on. This did work to get XORG to install. Now I'm trying to get XFCE installed

Re: issues in XFCE 4.6

2009-03-15 Thread Keith Seyffarth
Well, I finally got XORG to install again, and then installed XFCE 4.6. Still no menus, and huge screen resolution. However, Ctl-Alt-[Keypad Minus] will zoom in on part of the desktop area, making text at least readable on screen. Any other suggestions on getting XFCE to have its menu again? Or

Re: issues in XFCE 4.6

2009-03-15 Thread Keith Seyffarth
You could try hitting ALT+F2 and typing xfce4-settings-manager or xfce4-settings-editor to run these. I was able to set some things this way, but some settings don't take (such as screen resolution). also, changing the theme to Tango didn't fix the missing icons (yes, icons-tango-0.8.1_1 and

Re: issues in XFCE 4.6

2009-03-15 Thread Keith Seyffarth
Sorry, should have had you do rmconfig-recursive first. There's a OK. I'll have to think about that. It is mostly working now, having added an xrandr line to the .xinitrc file to fix the resolution. snip Are you running FreeBSD 6.0? I don't know if xorg-7.4 will work or even build with

Re: issues in XFCE 4.6

2009-03-15 Thread Keith Seyffarth
I haven't been folowing this discussion but have you tried to delete the .config folder in your user's home and start xfce without it? that forces it to redo the config from scratch. I didn't actually try that, but at one point I did create a new user and that user has the same issues.

Re: issues in XFCE 4.6

2009-03-16 Thread Keith Seyffarth
Keith Seyffarth said the following on 2009-03-16 02:38: Sorry, should have had you do rmconfig-recursive first. There's a OK. I'll have to think about that. It is mostly working now, having added an xrandr line to the .xinitrc file to fix the resolution. What line was that? xrandr

Re: issues in XFCE 4.6 (looking for a working WM)

2009-03-20 Thread Keith Seyffarth
At this point, I guess I'm looking for recommendations on a window manager. Here are the major problems with XFCE4 4.6: * 20% probability of starting X without crashing and locking computer * 20-25 minutes to start X (was about 1 under XFCE4 4.4) * 0% chance of shutting down successfully if

Re: issues in XFCE 4.6 (looking for a working WM)

2009-03-22 Thread Keith Seyffarth
snip xfce-4.6 is running here on a couple of machines, with none of those problems. Those actually sound more like xorg problems. I don't think it's XORG for a couple of reasons: * when I first updated xfce, it didn't update xorg, and it was all working fine under xfce4 4.4 * problems

Re: issues in XFCE 4.6 (looking for a working WM)

2009-03-22 Thread Keith Seyffarth
Try a smaller one, like evilwm. It's (pretty much) all command line. For example, you would open up a term and launch firefox from there (# firefox). Once you get the hang of its keybindings, which are vi-like, it's fun and easy. It's also compatible with aterm, which will give you

Can you ACTUALLY print from FreeBSD?

2009-04-20 Thread Keith Seyffarth
I'm trying to print from my FreeBSD machine. I've been through a number of online tutorials and instructions on printing from Unix or FreeBSD in particular, but they all seem to start with the assumption that printing from the machine is possible. I'm trying to get to that starting point. I have

Re: Can you ACTUALLY print from FreeBSD?

2009-04-20 Thread Keith Seyffarth
snip Follow the instructions here: http://desktopbsd.net/wiki/doku.php?id=doc:printing I'm currently four days of troubleshooting after having done all that's listed on that wiki entry (though I didn't find that page until yesterday), and still trying to get close. That would be one of the

Re: Can you ACTUALLY print from FreeBSD?

2009-04-20 Thread Keith Seyffarth
Sorry - meant to add this to post Take a look here:- http://openprinting.org/show_printer.cgi?recnum=HP-OfficeJet_4110 A free driver is available, rather than the windows .dll Downloaded and installed that ppd and selected it fro the printer. It still errors that the pscript5.dll is

Re: Can you ACTUALLY print from FreeBSD?

2009-04-20 Thread Keith Seyffarth
I'm trying to print from my FreeBSD machine. I've been through a number of online tutorials and instructions on printing from Unix or FreeBSD in particular, but they all seem to start with the assumption that printing from the machine is possible. I'm trying to get to that starting

Re: Can you ACTUALLY print from FreeBSD?

2009-04-20 Thread Keith Seyffarth
Follow the instructions here: http://desktopbsd.net/wiki/doku.php?id=doc:printing I'm currently four days of troubleshooting after having done all that's listed on that wiki entry (though I didn't find that page until yesterday), and still trying to get close. That would be

Re: Can you ACTUALLY print from FreeBSD?

2009-04-20 Thread Keith Seyffarth
cups-base-1.3.9_3 Common UNIX Printing System cups-pdf-2.5.0 A virtual printer for CUPS to produce PDF files cups-pstoraster-8.15.4_2 Postscript interpreter for CUPS printing to non-= PS printers gutenprint-cups-5.1.7_3 GutenPrint Printer Driver libgnomecups-0.2.3_1=2C1 Support

Re: Can you ACTUALLY print from FreeBSD?

2009-04-20 Thread Keith Seyffarth
snip This makes no sense at all. DLLs are a Windows version of a library. FreeBSD That's what I thought. Here's the line in question: D [20/Apr/2009:13:07:46 -0600] [CGI] /usr/local/share/cups/drivers/pscript5.dll: No such file or directory doesn't use them. Are you by any chance

Re: Can you ACTUALLY print from FreeBSD?

2009-04-20 Thread Keith Seyffarth
Googling that shows it to be a file shared with Windows boxes when you're running samba. I don't know if you set up samba or not, but I would ignore this error for now. It's likely unrelated to the printing problem that you're having. OK. Thanks. I guess. I was kind of hoping that

Re: Can you ACTUALLY print from FreeBSD?

2009-04-22 Thread Keith Seyffarth
What version of FreeBSD are you using? There was a problem with certain USB devices in the 6.x branch with timing out. What would the symptoms of this timing out be? what I'm seeing is pretty instantaneous. In fact, printing to lpr instead of cups (with cups disabled), I usually can't catch

Re: Can you ACTUALLY print from FreeBSD?

2009-04-22 Thread Keith Seyffarth
What kind of printing do you need to do? For the moment there are two things: 1. Create .pdf files from HTML/XHTML documents viewed in Firefox or Opera 2. Print HTML/XHTML documents viewed in Firefox or Opera to a printer. To send files to some either attached or network attached

Gnucash 2.2.7_2 after upgrade to Firefox 3.0.9

2009-04-29 Thread Keith Seyffarth
Is anyone else having issues wit Gnucash 2.2.7 crashing when you try to open an account after portupgrading Firefox in response to security audit reports from about a week ago? (that's the only change I can think of that seems to coincide with the change in behavior; and yes, I did look through

Re: Gnucash 2.2.7_2 after upgrade to Firefox 3.0.9

2009-04-30 Thread Keith Seyffarth
This patch worked for me: https://lists.gnucash.org/pipermail/gnucash-user/2009-April/029582.html ___ freebsd-questions@freebsd.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to

Chromium 19 core dumps on launch...

2012-06-10 Thread Keith Seyffarth
Friday I installed Chromium again because it would be nice to have a browser to test in other than Firefox and Opera. It was installed using portinstall -R chromium, which *appeared* to function properly. However, trying to run chrome results in: pid 50993 (chrome), uid 1001: exited on signal 11

Re: Chromium 19 core dumps on launch...

2012-06-13 Thread Keith Seyffarth
George Liaskos geo.lias...@gmail.com writes: On Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 3:04 AM, Keith Seyffarth w...@weif.net wrote: Friday I installed Chromium again because it would be nice to have a browser to test in other than Firefox and Opera. It was installed using portinstall -R chromium, which

use of menus crashes Firefox?

2010-12-19 Thread Keith Seyffarth
After updating gtk following (and most other ports) following the instructions in UPDATING, Firefox now crashes if I click on any menu. This includes the menus such as file, edit, and help in the main menu bar as well as right-clicking or clicking a menu from an extension. So far I have tried

Re: use of menus crashes Firefox?

2010-12-20 Thread Keith Seyffarth
gdbm the core.dump and see if that helps (you may need to enable symbols in Thanks for the information, but I'm not sure what you mean by gdbm the core.dump. GDBM appears to be a database management tool of some sort, but the man page does not make it at all clear how one could or would gdbm a

Firefox 3.6 crashes after GTK upgrade

2010-12-27 Thread Keith Seyffarth
On Saturday December 19, I updated GTK following the instructions in /usr/ports/UPDATING and since then any click that should draw a menu instead crashes Firefox. This includes the main menus (file, edit, view, etc), right clicking, or menus in various extensions. I have also found that some

Re: use of menus crashes Firefox?

2011-01-18 Thread Keith Seyffarth
OK. This is still being a problem. I've removed Firefox 3.6 from my system and installed Firefox 3.5. Use of menus doesn't cause 3.5 to crash, but it sill has problems. On some web sites, the browser dumps core. For example trying to log in, create an account, or retrieve a password at

Re: use of menus crashes Firefox?

2011-01-18 Thread Keith Seyffarth
Rolf, Thanks for the info. Are you by any chance overriding CFLAGS in /etc/make.conf? Or perhaps No, /etc/make.conf is just three lines: WITH_CUPS=yes # added by use.perl 2010-12-22 15:53:20 PERL_VERSION=5.10.1 even compiling using a gcc version not in the base system? I had that exact

Re: use of menus crashes Firefox?

2011-01-18 Thread Keith Seyffarth
Run it under gdb, look at the backtrace. Bad system call implies a mismatch between your shared libraries and kernel, or maybe you are loading some plugin or something which has been compiled for a different version of the platform. Chuck, Thanks for the suggestion. I can't figure out how

Re: use of menus crashes Firefox?

2011-01-18 Thread Keith Seyffarth
Chuck Swiger cswi...@mac.com writes: On Jan 18, 2011, at 6:01 PM, Keith Seyffarth wrote: $ gdb --exec=firefox3 This GDB was configured as i386-marcel-freebsd./usr/local/bin/firefox3: not in executable format: File format not recognized What does file /usr/local/bin/firefox3 say? $ file

Re: use of menus crashes Firefox?

2011-01-18 Thread Keith Seyffarth
Right - firefox3 is a script that sets up a couple environment variables and runs the real binary. You need to gdb the real binary (which is in /usr/local/lib/firefox or somesuch - its not in any remotely normal $PATH). Since the environment stuff the script does is required for it to start,

Re: use of menus crashes Firefox?

2011-01-19 Thread Keith Seyffarth
Chuck Swiger cswi...@mac.com writes: Enter run, or c for continue. If and when Firefox crashes, you will be able to gain more useful information That does provide a bunch more information. Thank you. Here is the output when Firefox crashed when trying to load a web page. I can definitely

Re: use of menus crashes Firefox?

2011-01-19 Thread Keith Seyffarth
It's not going to help you but I just want to confirm that I'm experiencing the same problem on 8.1-R amd64. It's not happening all the time i.e. everything works fine and then it bites me say only once in a week. FreeBSD janet.weif.net 7.2-RELEASE FreeBSD 7.2-RELEASE #1: Sat Oct 31

Re: use of menus crashes Firefox?

2011-01-20 Thread Keith Seyffarth
Doing a bt would have been helpful right about there, but I think I've got enough info to suggest rebuilding your kernel with the following option: options P1003_1B_SEMAPHORES thanks again, Chuck. I can easily get the bt if needed, but I looked into rebuilding the kernel. It looks

Re: use of menus crashes Firefox?

2011-01-20 Thread Keith Seyffarth
So have you tried this? == Firefox 3.6 and HTML5 Certain functions used to display HTML5 elements need the sem module. If your Firefox crashes with the following message while viewing a HTML5 page: Bad system call (core

Re: use of menus crashes Firefox?

2011-01-20 Thread Keith Seyffarth
Chuck, Nope, not if you cvsup or use csup (which comes with the system already, most likely) to RELENG_7_2 or RELENG_7, the latter of which would give you 7-STABLE, which is approaching 7.4 nowadays. I suspect that would not have the desired end result of a running computer... Actually,

Re: use of menus crashes Firefox? (resolved, I think)

2011-01-20 Thread Keith Seyffarth
And menus work in Firefox 3.6. I'll have to actually work with it for a day tomorrow to see how it holds up, but I've tried a variety of things and it seems to be playing nicely. It looks like the solution was to rebuild the kernel with semaphore support through P1003_1B_SEMAPHORES. Thanks.

Issue upgrading to 7.4, looking for guidance

2011-01-26 Thread Keith Seyffarth
I recently was having problems with Firefox crashing, which appear to be related to a requirement for semaphore support for Firefox after the upgrade to the new version of GTK. Anyway, this left me with a 7.4 kernel and a 7.2 world. Which I understand is supposed to work. However, this broke

Re: Issue upgrading to 7.4, looking for guidance

2011-01-31 Thread Keith Seyffarth
David, I ran into a similar issue upgrading from 7.2 to 7.3. Here's the thread where I worked it out; it might be helpful in your case: http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-questions/2010-July/218443.html My eventual solution was here, if you don't want to read through the whole

can't upgrade - catch-22

2007-10-22 Thread Keith Seyffarth
I posted this about a month ago, but haven't heard anything, so I'm trying again: When trying to re-install ruby on my system, I receive this error: On FreeBSD before 6.2 ports system unfortunately can not set default X11BASE by itself so please help it a bit by setting X11BASE=${LOCALBASE} in

Re: can't upgrade - catch-22

2007-10-27 Thread Keith Seyffarth
On FreeBSD before 6.2 ports system unfortunately can not set default X11BASE by itself so please help it a bit by setting X11BASE=${LOCALBASE} in make.conf. On the other hand, if you do wish to use non-default X11BASE, please set variable USE_NONDEFAULT_X11BASE. However, even if I

Re: can't upgrade - catch-22

2007-10-27 Thread Keith Seyffarth
Make sure your ports tree is 100% up to date. Got it, I think. Ran cvsup again, got a bunch of stuff... Uninstall portupgrade all it's dependencies. Have done, as far as I can tell. cd /usr/ports/ports-mgmt/portupgrade make install clean Generates the same error mentioned previously -

Re: can't upgrade - catch-22

2007-10-27 Thread Keith Seyffarth
Why don't you just manually remove Xorg and then install it with portinstall? ie. pkg_delete -f xorg\* That'll remove all packages that start with the characters xorg. Install the newer version of Xorg then upgrade portupgrade, then upgrade the packages that depended on xorg. Well, now

Re: can't upgrade - catch-22

2007-10-28 Thread Keith Seyffarth
try: setenv X11BASE /usr/X11R6 then rebuild portupgrade. That still gives the 'cannot set X11BASE' error... If I run env after setting the X11BASE as instructed above, it is set, but I still get the error. Keith ___ freebsd-questions@freebsd.org

Re: can't upgrade - catch-22

2007-10-28 Thread Keith Seyffarth
try: setenv X11BASE /usr/X11R6 then rebuild portupgrade. That still gives the 'cannot set X11BASE' error... If I run env after setting the X11BASE as instructed above, it is set, but I still get the error. snip Silly question: are you running env as root or as your user ID?

Re: can't upgrade - catch-22

2007-10-28 Thread Keith Seyffarth
Do you have anything custom set in etc/make.conf? Just a couple things for Perl. Try putting the following in etc/make.conf: USE_NONDEFAULT_X11BASE= yes X11BASE= /usr/X11R6 Cool. That seems to have worked. Odd that it didn't when I tried it previously... Oh, well, it looks like

problem upgrading

2007-09-24 Thread Keith Seyffarth
When trying to re-install ruby on my system, I receive this error: On FreeBSD before 6.2 ports system unfortunately can not set default X11BASE by itself so please help it a bit by setting X11BASE=${LOCALBASE} in make.conf. On the other hand, if you do wish to use non-default X11BASE, please set

Firefox 3 problems - SLOW...

2008-07-13 Thread Keith Seyffarth
Has anyone else had problems with Firefox 3 installed from the ports being massively slow? Unlike on Windows, where the load time for the application is much slower (takes roughly twice as long as FF2 did), but once the application is loaded, it seems to be about the same, on my BSD box, the

Re: Firefox 3 problems - SLOW...

2008-07-13 Thread Keith Seyffarth
I did experience this, and I had to tweak the following settings in about:config before the experience became usable: network.http.pipelining: true network.http.pipelining.maxrequests: 10 network.http.pipelining.ssl: true The image loading and display code seems to have

MacIP Gateway Solution for FreeBSD?

2010-08-06 Thread Keith Seyffarth
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