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Old 3rd December 2010, 06:56 PM
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Java Desktop class says printing not supported by this platform (F13)

Hello all!

After quite a bit of searching, I haven't found any answers.

I have a java program which generates PDFs which I then want to print. However, apparently Java thinks printing isn't supported on my platform (Fedora 13 x86).

Basically, I find out with the following code:

Desktop desktop = null;

if (Desktop.isDesktopSupported()) {
	desktop = Desktop.getDesktop();

if (desktop.isSupported(Desktop.Action.PRINT)) {
	System.out.println("Printing is supported");
	desktop.print(new File(printP));
} else {
	//System.out.println("Printing NOT supported");
	JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(this, "Printing not supported on this platform!");
When running on my test machine desktop.isSupported(Desktop.Action.PRINT) returns false so that I get exceptions when I call desktop.print().

I've made sure that I have a default printer setup, and it works. I haven never had issues printing, just now from my app.

Any ideas? Is it a system configuration thing or a Java thing?

Some other info:
[tja@area51m ~]$ uname -r
[tja@area51m ~]$ lpstat -d
system default destination: KONICA_MINOLTA_bizhub_223_7A_21_65_
EDIT: nevermind that bad code where I don't check to see if desktop is still null. ;P


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