Questions regarding printing and how to set up printers.

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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 to print more than 600dpi with CUPS

My printer (Canon Pixma IP5200R) is capable of printing up to 9.600 x 2.400 dpi. However in 10.04 CUPS with Gutenberg installed lets me choose not more than 600 dpi in the settings. Is there a way ...
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Updating firmware on a HP Color LaserJet CP2025dn

There is new firmware available on the HP site for my printer, a HP Color LaserJet CP2025dn, but seems to be only available as a Windows executable. How do I upgrade my printer's firmware using ...
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What emulation mode for an epson printer is best? [closed]

I'm looking for a color duplex printer for Ubuntu. My favourites are Epson B-310N and Brother HL 4050CDN. The latter should be work with linux, but I'd prefer the first one, because printing costs are ...
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print from VirtualBox to networked printer

I run Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit desktop edition and I have Panasonic networked printer KX - MX2000 printer. There are no 64 bit drivers available from Panasonic for Ubuntu/debian. They only have 32 bit ...
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How to setup Thinkpad features on Thinkpad T500

I have a IBM-Lenovo Thinkpad T500. I was previously a exclusive windows user, but recently installed ubuntu and loving it because of speed and interface. The only thing is that I don't get some ...
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How can I fix my Epson Stylus TX101 Multifunction Printer to print, scan, and copy?

I have multifunction printer (Epson Stylus TX101), I can print but can't scan .... any solution for my problem ? (I already try using wine and install scan program from Epson CD - not work, using ...
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Printing on CD/DVD with Epson Stylus Photo R285 (or similar)

I need to print on CD/DVD with my Epson R285. Please indicate a method or Ubuntu software for printing on CD/DVD surfaces.
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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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Home network printer recommendations

I'm looking to buy a new printer to share between an Ubuntu 10.10 laptop and Windows Vista computer. I'm after something: fairly cheap (<=£100); with either wired or wireless networking; that ...
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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 versions,...
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Print to File in Black and White (not in greyscale)

I have these pdf files of c++code and they are colored which would be cool, except that the network printer here is b&w and the printed out codes come in various shades of pale grey which makes ...
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How do I connect to my Brother MFC-6800 over USB?

How can I connect to my Brother MFC-6800 printer over USB? (I have an answer to this question and I'm posting it for the benefit of the next person, but please write a better answer if you can!)
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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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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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Where's kprinter in Lucid?

I've been using kprinter for several years as a way to give programs that don't have fancy print dialogs (like gvim) a fancy print dialog. From a command-line sense it looks a lot like lp or lpr, but ...
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How do I install drivers for a Canon LBP-2900 printer?

I seen many times how people describe how to's about LBP-2900, and 10-12 steps from start to end of how to download, unpack, build driver, fix driver, make it work... Could be there some .deb package ...
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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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Is it possible to setup/emulate a special Windows printer driver for ActiveX elements in IE ob Wine?

I have a Zebra TLP thermal printer (LPT-attached) and a proprietary business web application using an ActiveX element to print on it. Is there a way to make it work on Linux? If there was, then I ...
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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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What is the command getweb?

I found on this launchpad bug (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/foo2zjs/+bug/96454) the command: sudo getweb 1020 I don't know what getweb is, so here is the question.
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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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Install a i386 printer driver into an amd64 distribution or how can I find a good printer based on features?

I just bought a Lexmark Interpret S408 all-in-one printer. The box said that it supported Ubuntu 8.04, but I told myself it should work with Lucid... well no. The only driver I have found is for i386 ...
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How do I print CD Cover in Ubuntu? [closed]

I have and HP Officejet 6500 Wireless printer and I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 32bit. I want to print CD covers, what kind of software can i use to do that? I already tried glables, Gimp, and Image viewer....
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Can't get LexMark x5470 printer to work [closed]

The printer did work in Opensuse, but for some reason it does not print in Ubuntu 10.04! When I go to add printer, it detects the printer but does not print. Does anyone have any suggestions? I know ...
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Can you get a Source RPM to build as a DEB?

The manufacturer of our printer (Canon) does provide Linux printer drivers for most its printers. However, they are all 32bit and only the newer printer drivers are available in both DEB and RPM. The ...
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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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Can't get HP Officejet 6500 card reader to work

This network (wired) printer works great using the latest HPLIP drivers. However when I plug in an SD card, it just blinks and never shows up mounted anywhere. Has anyone come up with a way to mount ...
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Printer sharing and Ubuntu

I have a printer plugged it into my Ubuntu desktop machine. I want to access it from Windows 7 on my laptop. Is this possible? If yes, how can I do this?
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How to connect my printer to localhost? [closed]

When I try to print, for some reason all the printers I previously had installed have disappeared. I pulled up the "Printing" dialog, and I see that localhost is "Not connected," but when I try to ...
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How to increase printers buffer while printing via command line?

I have a Epson Stylus P50 usb printer and i need to print many copies (50~100) of some .prn files created via windows. I cannot alter/convert those files; They need to be printed exactly as they are. ...
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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 Ubuntu-...
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Where can I find the Brother HL-2170W 64-bit printer driver?

I'm looking to install drivers for my "Brother HL-2170W" network printer. I can't seem to find the correct driver on the Brother site. Any help would be appreciated. I'm running on Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS ...