Questions regarding printing and how to set up printers.

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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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Can't get my Canon LBP printer to run under Ubuntu 14.04

I downloaded Linux CAPT driver V2.60 from Canon and installed both .deb packages, which were listed under the 64bit folder with Ubuntu Software-Center. My Canon printer still won't be recognized. Is ...
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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 with lpr results in different output than printing GUI

i run 11.04. i have a pdf file with an embedded logo (png file) and a few lines. The image has white background (really it is white, i checked with gimp and the color picker). when i print the pdf ...
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13.10 network Epson printer stuck on “Installing”

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10, and I can't configure my wi-fi Epson TX430W printer. Using the Settings->Printers interface, I can detect the printer. When I click add, I briefly see a "Searching ...
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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, ...
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Update information is outdated [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I fix a 404 Error using a PPA? I can't remove the red triangle in the right upper corner of my desktop. When I type sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get ...
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Printing Envelopes in OpenOffice

I have an Epson RX580 multi-function printer, and OpenOffice refuses to print envelopes on it correctly. I've tried changing every setting I could, but it keeps on cutting off the return address. ...
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Error: 'There was a problem connecting to the CUPS server.'after upgrade 14.04 to 14.10

After upgrade from 14.04 to 14.10, I can not use my (SAMBA) network printer anymore. Jobs stay in the que forever. When I go to 'Printers' and ask for the properties of the printer, I get the message: ...
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Printing multiple pages per sheet doesn't work

In Ubuntu 12.04, I added a network printer which I had previously used without any problems on a different machine (with the same release of Ubuntu). Now, with the default generic driver installed, ...
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Authentication required to modify a printer- what's the password?

I have 12.04 and have 2 printers installed, both wirelessly over my personal network, no printer sharing. When I try to modify the printers I get a window asking for authentication (username and ...
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How do I create a shared folder/remotely control a printer between two Ubuntu machines?

I have an upstairs and downstairs computer; I'd love to know how to create a shared folder between the two (through a wireless network) I'd also love to know if there is any way to get my upstairs ...
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Flattening PDF transparency

I have a PDF, made with Inkscape, that uses transparent colors. This image shall be used in a LaTeX document. While preserving the transparency is nice for editing, it can be a problem for printing. ...
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Unable to print from LibreOffice [closed]

I recently upgraded to Oneiric and am having a strange printing problem. I can print just fine from Evince, Firefox, and presumably all programs that use the standard Gnome printing backend (as ...
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How to print using only the color cartridge?

My printer ran out of black ink, but the color cartridge still has a lot of ink. I want to print using only ink from the color cartridge. I used to be able to do this using advanced printer settings ...
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Why does Ubuntu add a .5" margin to the top when printing to my HP PSC-750?

It's that time of year again when I'm trying to print off all my tax forms. When I print to my printer, an HP PSC-750, from Ubuntu, I consistently get a 1/2" margin at the top of the document. ...
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How can you print a text file via gedit from the command line?

I'd like to use gedit or some similar program just as a page formatter and pipe some text through it and onto the printer. | lpr just doesn't cut it in the presentation department. The printed output ...
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Drivers for a Brother MFC-240C printer, they still exist?

I'm trying to set up an old MFC-240c printer on an older box with Ubuntu 10.04 for a friend. I've found a couple of howtos but they all seem to be pretty out of date. They link to a page on the ...
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Mass printing ODT documents

Is there a faster way to print multiple ODT documents besides opening each one in OpenOffice/LibreOffice and printing each document separately? It would be great if I could just select multiple ...
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HP LaserJet printer doesn't have 2 sided option

When I want to print something, I don't get the option to print on both sides of a paper although my printer supports this feature. How can I fix this? Do I have to download a proprietary driver? My ...
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How to print in Black and White for Canon Printers

I am using a Canon MP280 printer, which I found a driver from canon on the european site for. The print dialogue does not allow me to print in black and white unfortunately. Does anyone know of a way ...
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Printer driver - ps, pcl, pxl, which one to choose?

At work we have a Canon C5045i printer, for which Canon provides three PPD files: ps, pcl, and pxl. Is there any one that is preferable over the others? Is there any difference between the three?
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Windows computers can only print test pages to shared Ubuntu printer

I have an HP printer connected to my Ubuntu 11.10 machine. I have 2 other Windows computers (Win7/Vista). Both of these Windows computers can view, install, and print a test page to the shared Ubuntu ...
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How to install a Brother dcp-135c printer?

Recently moved over onto Ubuntu. First time for anything like this for me as I'm coming from Windows but I'm here and ready to learn. The only problems Ive experienced so are saving in Libre office ...
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Printing and PDF-export from LibreOffice: SVG images get rasterized in very bad resolution

I'd like to print and export (to pdf) a document written in LibreOffice Writer which contains SVG figures. On the screen, LibreOffice displays and scales them correctly, but for PDF export (which ...
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Printer sometimes doesn't print

I installed 12.04LTS and have a DeskJet 1125C connected through USB. The problem: Sometimes it does not print - in print jobs is status Pending/Processing but print does not start. I discovered if I ...
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How make scanner function of Canon MG5250 work? (MG5200 series)

I just bought a Canon MG5250 multifunction printer because I thought that it would work well with Ubuntu, and the printing function is installed using these instructions. But I still need to get the ...
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Xerox Workcentre 3220 Drivers

We just got a Xerox Workcentre 3220 in the office (yay nobody looked up linux compatibility when ordering), and the 3119 drivers keep showing "out of paper" when trying to print. Any ideas how to set ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - You have held broken packages

This is a very popular question, but bare with me as I have tried teverything you are all about to suggest. So This is what I get: sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop Reading package lists... Done ...
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How to get 12.10 fix for PDF Printing Problem (where some pages print blank) in 12.04?

As documented on Launchpad, there is a bug for Ubuntu 12.04 somewhere in the PDF printing stack. This bug causes some or all pages of the PDF to print blank. Since this issue doesn't occur in Ubuntu ...
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Installing Canon LBP6000 in Ubuntu 12.04

With the release of Ubuntu 14.04, this question may not be relevant any more. This one (Making Canon LBP6000 printer work under Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit) might be more helpful. This is really ...
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How to add right click Print option to libreoffice files in Nautilus

I was wondering if it could be added to the right click menu an option to "print" the file without the need to open it and then print it.
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Send raw data to USB parallel port after upgrading to 11.10

I have a laser cutter connected via a generic USB to parallel adapter. The laser cutter speaks HPGL, as it happens, but since this is a laser cutter and not a plotter, I usually want to generate the ...
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CD box label designer

Is there any good program for printing CD jewel case labels, which: automatically fetches the track titles from freedb or similar cdda database allows to customize layout (background color, element ...
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How can I enable fast printing from Firefox/CUPS using Dot-Matrix-Printer

We are doing printing from a firefox pop-up window to a 9-pin dot matrix printer, to make printing inexpensive for our application (Epson Lx 300+, Lx 300+ II family). As of now, I used IBM Pro ...
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How to troubleshot a printer failure? [closed]

After a fresh Ubuntu 12.04 install, the Samsung Laser Monochromatic Printer (ML-1860) fails to print intermittently: sometimes it prints and sometimes it says that it is printed but it is actually ...
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Windows 7 can't find CUPS printer shared from Ubuntu

I have Ubuntu 11.10 on one computer and Windows 7 on another. The Ubuntu computer has a printer attached, and I want to add this printer to the Windows 7 computer. Printing locally works. The problem ...
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Can a printer user code be entered in the printer settings gui?

I managed to get my Ubuntu laptop to do wifi printing at the university in Australia where I study, I was told that only windows using only Internet Explorer can print (not even Mac) as they have a ...
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Is there a way to save username and password for print authentication?

I saw this this question and followed its answer, but the problem persists for me. Once I send a document to print, this dialog box (in figure) opens up and shows "Held for authentication". Then I ...
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How do I enable print selection in Chromium

For my own archive I want to print posts from an internet magazine to pdf files. I use Chromium 12.0.742.112 (90304) on Ubuntu 11.04, but the default option to save to pdf doesn't support selection ...
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My printer works normally except for when printing from a browser, how can I fix this?

I have a HP B210 printer and I've installed the driver directly from HP. The printer works very well from the apps, writer, impress, etc. - but I cannot print directly from my browser (Firefox). ...
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Printer Idle status in Ubuntu 64bit with Canon LBP6000

Another Canon printer problem with Ubuntu. I have installed my Canon LBP6000 in Ubuntu using several tutorials of different web sites. Here is the property page of my printer. When I print any ...
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Change default 'Print to File' settings

How can I change the default settings for 'Print to File' in the Print dialogue? I would like to change the default save location from ~/ to ~/Desktop. p.s. I do not want to have to use cups-pdf
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Print from command line

How can I print the command line output directly to the printer. I am using ubuntu server 12.04 and I have to copy files into a shared directory and then download them from a desktop ubuntu ...
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How do I configure the “Print_to_PDF”-printer and where does it print to?

I have a printer queue called "Print_to_PDF". I don't know why and where from I have it, and also not how I can configure it. If I print using that printer, I cannot find the output file anywhere.
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Is it possible to get drivers for HP LaserJet 1200?

I know about ndiswrapper for Windows network drivers. Is there anything like that for Windows printer related drivers? (Or a "universal" driver for Ubuntu by HP?)
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Good business card creation software?

Anyone have good business card creation software? I found this good solutions for the creation of business cards; gLabels, inkscape and Libreoffice. But are they the only solutions? Printing ...