Questions regarding printing and how to set up printers.

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What is the best printer for Ubuntu? [closed]

I want to buy a cheap printer to use with my Ubuntu laptop. It is ok if the printer would be black and white. The main thing I want is a plug and play feature - no specific drivers, no set ups and ...
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How do I export a chart in an image format from LibreOffice Calc?

I want to print some charts from LibreOffice Calc, is there a way to do this?
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How can I set 'Print to File' as my default printing option?

At the moment when I print, my Deskjet-3050 is selected as the default printer. I would like 'Print to File' to be the default 'printer' without using cups-pdf I specifically do not want to use ...
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How can I install a Canon Printer MP190 driver?

I tried to install the MP190 drivers, but appeared a message show me that requires to have libcupsys2. I understand that libcup2 is an update of libcupsys2. How do I solve this?
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How to add a printer in gnome-shell

I'm using Gnome Shell (although I'm not sure whether the "Printers" app is part of that or just part of Gnome). I go to "Printers" from the overview, click the + button on the bottom left, choose ...
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How Do I Print Photos?

Other than for Windows in Ubuntu there are no fancy utilities provided from printer manufacturers to print photos. I am aware of Gnome Photo Printer and of Photoprint, the first being easy to handle, ...
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How can I easily set up a Google Cloud Print printer?

I have an HP Photosmart B210 this is a e-print printer capable of printing via wifi, I'm using this printer in Google cloud print, however there is a downside, the software that comes with it is only ...
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How to make LBP-1120 Canon printer work?

Initially this question was limited to 11.10. Now I am in (Lubuntu) 12.10. (On the changes in the question see this meta question). Considering 11.10 I have tried different (or not so different) ...
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How do I convert a PNG to PDF with only the default packages on 11.10?

Openning a png file in ubuntu, I can see the menu item for 'print to file'. How can I do the same on shell? PS: I prefer installing no extra package, due to lack of root access. EDIT: the operating ...
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How do you administer CUPS remotely using the web interface?

I have an Ubuntu server in my apartment and I just got a printer, so it's time to share! In the past I've used CUPS on my Desktop and I'd just point the browsers to localhost:631 to set things up. ...
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How do I add a network printer in Ubuntu 12.04?

I know the name and the IP address of a network printer, but I can't seem to be able to search by IP address or name. Ubuntu developers love to move things around to make it difficult for users, so ...
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Share files and printer between two Ubuntu boxes

I have two Ubuntu boxes and want to share files and printer between them. I'm reading about Samba but I have a question: Is Samba only for sharing thing between Ubuntu and Windows? Another question: ...
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Printer jobs can not be stopped

Recently I had one of the most frustrating experiences with my printer. I sent a some print jobs to my Canon Pixus iP3100 printer, but then realized there was a problem with the layout, and so I ...
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hp-probe find printer network or alternative

I am working in a environment where we have different network. One of them are used for printers (192.168.x.x) and 1 for wireless network (10.1.x.x). I need to add a printer HP C3505 (192.168.x.x) on ...
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Is there an easy way to view the print queue?

With the (apparent) loss of the print indicator in Natty, I'm having a little trouble keeping track of my print queue easily. At the moment to bring up a print queue, I bring up the "Printing" ...
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“/usr/lib/cups/filter/pstoufr2cpca failed” error when trying to print from a Canon MF8030cn

I have not been able to get my MF8030cn printer working on ubuntu 12.04. 64bit I have Googled for days and tried every tip I could find, including a long thread on the ubuntu forums, but no luck. The ...
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Where can I find the default printing test page?

where can i find the default test page in ubuntu ?
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Printing a poster (over several sheets of paper)

I have a poster I would like to print. It is far larger than a single sheet of paper that can fit in my printer. What is a program that I can use to print it out on separate sheets of paper (to ...
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Change printer sleep time

Background: Brother HL-2270DW printer configured with my Xubuntu 12.10 over my home network. Whenever it finishes printing something, the fan keeps running for about 2 hours before going to sleep. ...
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How do I add a Canon Pixma MX860 network printer?

I am running Ubuntu Oneiric 11.10 on two computers, one is AMD-64bit architecture, the other i386--same problem on both. In 11.04 I could print and scan just fine, after some tinkering, but after a ...
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How to send to print (many) selected files in a directory instead of one by one?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and succesfully installed my wi-fi printer, but my question is: How to print many files at a time? I mean, I have many PDF or text files in a folder and I want to send them ...
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Set up two identical USB printers

I want to hook up 2 USB label printers to one machine, so that each one can have different size labels loaded in it. They are both Zebra 2844 printers. Either one installs and works just fine by ...
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/usr/lib/cups/backend/hp has failed with an HP LaserJet p3005

Ever since 10.04, I can't print to an HP Laserjet P3005. I'm even using an entirely different computer now with a fresh install of 10.10. I've tried with and without the latest hplip. Recently, ...
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Why is the printing setting is different in Gnome Shell vs. Unity?

why the printing setting is different in Gnome Shell vs. Unity in 11.10? Hey folks, i believe this is even a bug - more than a question. But i want to refine it before posting in Launchpad. Under ...
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How can I print the line numbers of gedit?

I want to print the line numbers along with c source-code in the text editor "Gedit". I am tired to look all day at the display. Thank you for any time or effort.
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Which is the best way to install new hplip versions?

Hplip is the software that drives most hp printers. Usually new printers are only supported in newer versions of the software. Canonical doesn't backport new versions packages to older Ubuntu ...
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Alternative printer driver for Fuji Xerox DocuPrint P205b?

Is there a driver for a similar printer that also happens to work for the Fuji Xerox P205 b? I have tried the generic PCL 5 driver and the generic PostScript driver but they do not work. Any other ...
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How do I set up printer sharing with a Windows 7 machine in Ubuntu?

I have a Brother HL-2040 plugged into my Ubuntu 10.04 machine and an HP DeskJet 6540 plugged into a Windows 7 machine on the same network. Out of the box the Windows machine does not see the ...
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Use different username on CUPS remote printing

I'm using CUPS to print on an enterprise network. The job gets submitted fine, but I need to submit it as another username. Now I'm jon but I need to send it as say jonallard. On the command line, ...
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Canon LBP2900 printer only works when connected after log in

I have a Canon LBP2900 printer and Ubuntu Natty 64-bit. After quite some trouble I found here a nice guide explaining a installation procedure with packages from this ppa. I followed the guide and ...
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Is it possible for Ubuntu to talk to a Windows 7 Homegroup?

I suspect not, but I'm curious, after tearing my hair out over trying to get a printer to work over the network(Ubuntu to Win7) and the problem being simply that it was being shared over Homegroup, ...
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What is needed for a networked home printer?

I've seen this question: Home network printer recommendations but I think I'm asking something more basic. I'm not really familiar with networked printers or how they work or what they do really. What ...
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How do I install my new Canon MG5250 printer? (MG5200 series)

I just bought a Canon MG5250 multifunction printer because I thought that it would work well with Ubuntu, but it's hard to get it to work. How do I install this printer?
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How do I print an image over multiple pages?

I have a very tall image (880x9445 pixels) which I would like to print (specifically, to PDF). But when I print the image it always comes out as one page; there does not seem to be any way to scale ...
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All printouts condensed into left half on a Samsung Color Laser printer CLP-365W

After installing the Samsung Color Laser Printer CLP-365W in 12.04, the printout is condensed into the left half of the A4 page (regardless whether 'fit to page' on or off). This happens both with the ...
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“FirewallD not running” error when trying to install a printer

When trying to add my printer in a fresh install of 11.10 I get this error message. What does it mean, and what do I have to do? It worked fine in 11.04 (with hplip).
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How to speed up “Getting printer information”?

Whenever I want to print a PDF document in evince, I'm always slowed down with the "Getting printer information" process. I was wondering if there was anyway to save the "printer information" locally ...
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What's the difference between the various printer connections?

I'm installing a new printer and I'm given 4 connection options. AppSocket/JetDirect network printer via DNS-SD LPD network printer via DNS-SD IPP network printer via DNS-SD AppSocket/HP JetDirect ...
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How to install a “pdf printer”?

Is there a way to install a printer that prints to pdf? There's a lot of discussions about this in the web foruns, but none seens to work.
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How to print multiple copies of an image on a single page

I have an image, about 300x300 pixels large. I want to print as many copies as possible on a single page (I am planning to cut them apart with scissors afterwards). Is there a way to do this? Is ...
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Network printer found but cannot print

I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 on my laptop and try to use a network printer. Adding the printer to Ubuntu works without problems but when I try to print something the print job stays in the queue and ...
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How do I print to PDF from wine?

I am running MS Office under wine and would like to print PDF documents. Installing the official extension via wine does nothing.
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How to setup Canon InkJet Pixma IP 1300?

I am unable to setup Canon InkJet Pixma IP 1300 on Quantal AMD64. The things I have tried: Shut down and disconnect the printer before installing packages. Added the ppa:michael-gruz/canon ...
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How do I install drivers for an HP LaserJet Pro P1102w?

I've bought the HP LaserJet Pro P1102w. I want to use it with Ubuntu Lucid (10.04), but it is not in the list of supported printers. How can I install this printer on Lucid?
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How to print both from the command line as well as through CUPS?

I have a printer that is being used for two purposes: Printing of regular documents (Word, Internet pages, etc) Direct printing from the command line (done by echo "text" > /dev/usb/lp0) This ...
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Printing with Lacie Lightscribe requires root privileges

I have installed Lacie Lightscribe software on Ubuntu 12.04. Everything seems to be fine, the drive is detected, the proper media is detected, but when I click print I get the message "Printing ...
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How do I print a batch of word files in a directory?

I am trying to print out 40 or so different .doc files which are in a directory. There is no right-click option to print them all out if I select them. I don't want to open each one and then print ...
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Sharing Printer with CUPS

I'm on Ubuntu server 10.10 and I need to connect a HP Laserjet printer via USB and share it to the LAN. I followed some tutorial on the internet to install the HPLIP drivers and configuring CUPS. I ...
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Printing PDF-files via network extremely slow

I encounter grave problems trying to print PDF-files, no matter whether I use Evince, Okular or any other linux program. The Documents are printed extremely slowly or even completely fail to print at ...
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Network print to brother MFC-7420

I am trying to pint to a Brother MFC-7420 from my ubuntu 10.04 machine. The brother is attached to a windows XP machine and is shared. This is what I have tried: System->Administration->Printing, ...