Questions regarding printing and how to set up printers.

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What's the difference between LPR and cupswrapper drivers? How to install printer drivers?

I'm considering getting a Brother HL2230 printer. I can't find that printer listed in https://www.openprinting.org/printers However there're a few HL2230 Linux drivers available in ...
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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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Custom paper size = Processing - Not Connected?

I am trying to print a custom paper size of 105.00 inches x 23.39 inches (the GLDT for my office :D). Whenever I try a custom paper size, the job sits in the queue with the message Processing - Not ...
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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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Print pdf file directly without opening it?

Currently I open the file in document viewer and select print etc. Is it not possible to right click the file and "send to" the printer?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Printers Always Print Pages In Reverse Order

I have used Ubuntu for many years and this has always been a problem for me on every printer I encounter (HP, Lexmark, and Samsung, among others). Whenever I print, the fidelity is fine but instead ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 network printing through Windows Samba server

I have to print through a Samba server sharing an HP printer. After upgrading to 12.04 I'm no longer able to get it to work. The printer is shared through a samba server and I need to provide logon ...
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“Adding Printer” dialog asks for root password?

I try to set up my printer under Ubuntu. So far it worked that I succeed to install the drivers. But Ubuntu says: No driver available for this model. This is the problem that Ubuntu doesn't recognize ...
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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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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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Localhost printer stuck at “Rendering Completed”

I am unable to print documents using my HP printer. However, I am able to print test pages. What I tried: I have tried removing and re-installing the printer from the system settings but I can only ...
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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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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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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 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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Brother HL-L2340DW printer

I've (perhaps unwisely, it seems) just bought a Brother HL-L2340DW printer and I'm struggling to get it working with Ubuntu. I need to get it working wirelessly, but I can connect it by USB in order ...
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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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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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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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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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How do I get rid of a ghost printer in Gnome?

When I try to print from a Gnome application, the print dialog has non-functional printer listed. It is called "duerqxesz5090 -- Basement Utility Room -- Rejecting Jobs". Here is a screenshot of ...
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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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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 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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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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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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How to print PDF files automatically from a directory?

Currently, I have a directory called MY-SHARED, and I need the following to happen: Print all PDF files that I place into MY-SHARED The printing must initiate automatically (no human interaction) ...
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Cancelling print jobs and dealing with printer

Where can I see printing jobs in queue? Sometimes even after restarting the computer, a print is not forgotten and when I turn on printer it begins to print some jobs from previous actions which I no ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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How can I quickly and cleanly kill a print job?

On occasion, I've tried to kill a print job started in error, to avoid a waste of paper and toner. I know there are several layers to the printing system in use, and the GUI printer queue applet is ...
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Use two networks at the same time?

I want to use Ubuntu 10.10 Server in a classroom, a computer lab whose bandwidth is provided by a local cable ISP. That's no problem, though the school network has an IP printer that I want to use. I ...