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Opera only prints to PDF (SOLVED)
« on: May 06, 2019, 05:49:35 am »
Hi all,

The title pretty much says it all.  If I want to print from Opera then I have to save it as a PDF, then load the PDF and then I can print from that with no problems.  But not directly from Opera.  Even if I select "use system dialogue" it only lets me chose to file.

Any ideas?

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Re: Opera only prints to PDF
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2019, 11:45:39 am »
So in Opera if you hit Ctrl+P (to get the print dialog)

Then in the "Destination" drop menu select "See more..."

What is listed there ?
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Re: Opera only prints to PDF
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2019, 12:55:40 pm »
So in Opera if you hit Ctrl+P (to get the print dialog)

Then in the "Destination" drop menu select "See more..."

What is listed there ?

Just says "save as PDF" there.
I am running the release version of Opera btw and not a beta version.

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Re: Opera only prints to PDF
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2019, 07:19:52 pm »
So am I and my printer is listed :-\

Which version of opera .. what's the output from:
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Re: Opera only prints to PDF
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2019, 03:46:13 pm »
ii  eject                                 2.1.5+deb1+cvs20081104-13.2                     amd64        ejects CDs and operates CD-Changers under Linux
ii  gpg                                   2.2.4-1ubuntu1.2                                amd64        GNU Privacy Guard -- minimalist public key operations
ii  libostree-1-1:amd64                   2018.8-0ubuntu0.2                               amd64        content-addressed filesystem for operating system binaries (library)

And help - about shows Version:60.0.3255.70.


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Re: Opera only prints to PDF
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2019, 05:24:37 pm »
How did you install Opera .. because according to your output it's not installed ?
(and AFAIK the latest version of Opera is 60.0.3255.83)
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Re: Opera only prints to PDF
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2019, 06:14:37 pm »
AFAIK the latest version of Opera is 60.0.3255.83

Depends on the version - Opera makes several available.

The two (2) vers I'm running are fully updated:

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╭─vindsl@Boogaloo-6 ~ 
╰─$ dpkg -l | grep opera-
ii  opera-beta                                        60.0.3255.79                                amd64        Fast, secure, easy-to-use web browser
ii  opera-stable                                      60.0.3255.83                                amd64        Fast, secure, easy-to-use web browser
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Re: Opera only prints to PDF
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2019, 06:22:13 pm »
but in either case
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dpkg -l | grep opera
should return output :-\
(and if it's not installed via the repos, it won't be getting updated .. and is likely not integrated into the system properly)
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Re: Opera only prints to PDF
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2019, 06:31:03 pm »
Right.

BTW, here's what I use...  ;)

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╭─vindsl@Boogaloo-6 ~ 
╰─$ grep opera -r --include '*.list' /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ 

/etc/apt/sources.list.d/opera-stable.list:deb https://deb.opera.com/opera-stable/ stable non-free #Opera Browser (final releases)
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/opera-beta.list:deb https://deb.opera.com/opera-beta/ stable non-free #Opera Browser (final releases)
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Re: Opera only prints to PDF
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2019, 05:38:24 am »
I honestly can't remember how I installed it.  I would have thought that I would have used the repos as I don't like to complicate things.  I can't see why I would have downloaded a file from their website unless it wasn't available internally.  I use it on my other laptop and it works fine.

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Re: Opera only prints to PDF
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2019, 11:49:19 am »
Okay, can we have the output from VinDSL's command above
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grep opera -r --include '*.list' /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/
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Re: Opera only prints to PDF
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2019, 04:21:56 pm »
First one shows nothing.

Second one shows
ls: cannot access '/usr/bin/opera': No such file or directory

If I go into the menu option "System - Software" and search for Opera.  It shows the 3 version, beta, developer and the release version.  Against the release version it says "installed".  So that must be where I got it from.

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Re: Opera only prints to PDF
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2019, 05:25:32 pm »
Ahh .. it looks likke you have the flatpak or snap version installed, let's get rid of that and install the .deb version (that I and VinDSL have).

What's the output from
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flatpak list
and
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snap list
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Re: Opera only prints to PDF
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2019, 02:44:41 am »
Flatpak listed nothing

snap listed the following:

Name               Version          Rev   Tracking  Publisher        Notes
chromium           74.0.3729.131    711   stable    canonical✓       -
chromium-ffmpeg    0.1              13    stable    canonical✓       -
core               16-2.38.1        6818  stable    canonical✓       core
core18             20190409         941   stable    canonical✓       base
gtk-common-themes  0.1-16-g2287c87  1198  stable    canonical✓       -
libreoffice        6.2.3.2          117   stable    canonical✓       -
opera              60.0.3255.83     36    stable    opera-software✓  -
thunderbird        60.3.0           29    beta      ken-vandine      -

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Re: Opera only prints to PDF
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2019, 05:30:01 am »
Okay let's try removing the opera snap, and installing it as a .deb

Open a terminal and run:
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sudo snap remove opera
now run:
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gksudo xed /etc/apt/sources.list.d/opera-stable.list
and when a blank file opens, make it read
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# This file makes sure that Opera Browser is kept up-to-date
# as part of regular system upgrades

deb https://deb.opera.com/opera-stable/ stable non-free #Opera Browser (final releases)
SAVE the file and exit the text editor.

Back in the terminal run:
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wget -qO- https://deb.opera.com/archive.key | sudo apt-key add -
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sudo apt-get update
then
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sudo apt-get install opera-stable
Now see if Opera is in the main menu at

Menu > Internet > Opera

and test it works.
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