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Why doesn't Brother HL 2130 printer work on Ubuntu 13.04?

I'm facing problems with Brother HL 2130 printer on Ubuntu 13.04. It doesn't print anything and all the loaded papers flow away at the same time from the box. How do I resolve this?
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Is there a driver for Canon MF4800?

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 32-bit. The machine detected the network printer Canon MF4800, but it can not find a driver. The screen prompts for a driver. I selected Canon but I cannot find the the ...
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How to add a print dialog to an application

I'd like to add a print dialog to my Python + GTK app, and I believe there are at least two methods: The upstream GTK print dialog The CUPS print dialog I'm wondering which would be the ...
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Printer Add button not enabled

I am trying to set-up a network printer on my system. Navigated to System Setting>>Printing and viola the Add button out there is disabled. When i troubleshooted using Help it said that the CUPS ...
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Getting my brother MFC-J825DW working as a network scanner

I've been attempting to set up my new brother multi-function device to work as a printer and scanner using the following steps. It is connected to the network as a LAN device, not directly connected ...
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Printer State: Idle - /usr/lib/cups/backend/dnssd failed

A printer was installed and worked but does not now. A job is successfully submitted, but keeps waiting there for printing (as seen from lpq command). Ping to printer works fine. (The printer is on ...
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Can you remove printer/ scaner support?

Since my laptop doesnt have a printer hooked up, or a scanner hooked up,and never will since it doesnt work with my printer(wrong cables) is there a possibility to remove the process and packages to ...
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okular default printer settings

In Kubuntu 11.10, Okular does not seem to obey the CUPS default printer settings. So everytime I want to print something double-sided I have to select the option in Okular, really inconvenient. Is ...
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Install i386 printer driver on an amd64 system?

According to this topic, it's possible to install these i386-drivers for my Pixma MP560 printer on an amd64 Ubuntu. Unfortunately, I cannot install the drivers: sudo dpkg -i --force-architecture ...
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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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Assign fixed path to printer (/dev/usb/lp0)

I have two USB printers. They are assigned a path depending on the order of turning them on. The first one is /deb/usb/lp0 and the second one /deb/usb/lp1. However, I sometimes echo to these printers ...
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How to print over ssh?

I have the following configuration: P == U ---------------- W P is a HP Laserjet, connected to U, which is an Ubuntu 10.04 desktop machine with a standard gnome setup from the live cd. I just ...
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Alternative printing method(s) for an unsupported printer

I have in my office, a Konica Minolta bizhub 211 multifunction printer, it works well with windows workstations... It has a lot of good features, like duplex... I haven't found any drivers for ...
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How can I print in black and white?

What option should I select in the (evince) print dialog to print in black and white using only the (cheaper) black ink cartridge - not black as a composite of other colours? The options I see in the ...
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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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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 to zoom a pdf with centering?

I am using Document Viewer 3.10.3 in Ubuntu 14.04 I want to zoom a pdf and print it to a file (another pdf). I am able to zoom it but the issue I am facing is this : the pdf is getting zoomed ...
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Printing problem , Canon LBP2900

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 , 32bit . when I'm printing nothing happen. I actually install my printer drivers , canon LBP2900 from canon site , its contain 2 *.deb file : ...
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How to flush CUPS spool

My printer is blocking; there is no relevant message in the error log, but the printer dialog says: "/var/spool/cups/d00359-001 (object 89 0, file position 957134): expected endobj" I deleted that ...
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How to get an Epson-AL-CX11 printer working?

I have an EPSON(AL-CX11) printer that used to work with Linux, but at some point, at a Linux kernel version, it stopped working. I can install the printer without errors, but when sending a test ...
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Set default printer settings libreoffice

Although I set the default printer settings through the "printing" manager to NoTumbleDuplex, the LibreOffice print dialog properties isn't defaulted as NoTumbleDuplex. How can I set the ...
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How to add frames to images (in shotwell)?

I will be a photographer at an event and part of the deal is we offer on the spot editing, which includes cropping and photo adjustments. The organizer insists we offer adding frames to the pictures. ...
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Upgrade failed… Kinda, now cannot install some packages

When trying to upgrade my server (using do-release-upgrade -d, as one currently has to when going from 10.04 to 12.04), the script froze, and I was forced to cancel it. I was left with a half 10.04, ...
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Add New Printer disabled - grayed out using Gnome Shell

I'm running Gnome Shell in Ubuntu 11.10. When I go to Gnome Control Center and click on printers, the Add New Printer button is grayed out (disabled). When I logged into Unity, I added the network ...
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How do I add HPLIP version 3.12.2 to my repository?

I've an HP Officejet Pro 8500A Plus 910g all in one wireless printer. I've downloaded from HPLIP version 3.12.2 which supports this model running under Ubuntu 11.10 - 32bit version on one machine and ...
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Installing LBP 2900 printer -> libs folders wrong?

I am trying to get my Canon LBP2900 printer to work on Ubuntu 11.10 64 bit. What I have done is try to follow the steps on https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CanonCaptDrv190 So I downloaded the ...
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How to install Canon PIXMA iP1600?

I have a Canon iP1600 connected wireless through Win system laptop, I just can't install the printer although I've googled and tried various ways recommended. I'm at my wit's end!
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What credentials do you enter to use a network printer?

I've added a network printer. Both the host and guest are Ubuntu. The printer added fine, but the system asks for authentication when I try to print. I typed the host's (the account that installed ...
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print xlsx file from command line using ghostscript and libreoffice

I have been searching on how to get libreoffice in headless mode to print to a ghostscript PDF file on Ubuntu Server 12.04. Can somebody tell me how to do this or if there is an easier way? I tried ...
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How can I calibrate my printer using the LaTeX test page?

I am trying to print a LaTeX compiled document but my printer doesn't print the top part. It seems that the top part is outside of the printing range. To debug this problem I have printed the LaTeX ...
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Is there anyone who has Canon MX435 printer. No driver for Linux

There is Mac and Windows drivers only. I tried that tar.gz file http://support-au.canon.com.au/contents/AU/EN/0100412601.html Nothing happened. Usb cable not connected. Trying to print over wifi. How ...
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How do I install drivers for the Panasonic MB1900CX All-in-One Printer/Scanner?

I bought a new Panasonic Printer/Scanner/Copier, I am going to to install it, but Ubuntu cant find It`s driver! I find a driver in Panasonic website but it is 32bit and can not run in my laptop! ...
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Unable to print on a networked Canon printer using 64bit OS

I have a Canon MP970 connected to a machine running Vista. I can address the printer in Ubuntu but selecting print does not produce a print. Checking the print que shows my job as 'processing'. I´m ...
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Installing an HP Laserjet 1000

I've already installed hplip, it printed a test page, but it won't print from any program. It shows the printer in the list of printers, and it's checked as the default printer. I've restarted a ...
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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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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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Canon printer won't print PDF files

I am stumped with this situation. I have a new Canon Pixma MG5300 inkjet printer which is connected via USB. Anything else than PDF works perfectly fine: Ubuntu printer test page, LibreOffice files, ...
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Permanently pin printer indicator to top toolbar? [closed]

Is there an indicator applet that I can pin to my toolbar which will allow me to view print jobs that are queued for printing?
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Why does My HP printer not work with the new version of Ubuntu 12.04?

Ever since I upgraded to the newest version of Ubuntu (12.04) I've had several issues with my HP Deskjet 6300 All In One fax/scanner/printer. The fax and scanner work fine but the printer does not. ...
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How do I add printers from a windows print server

I am installing Ubuntu 12.10 in a Windows environment. Currently, all of our printers are served. For instance, our main printer is on \SST-DC5\COPIER. I am trying to figure out how to add these ...
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Printing in booklet format

In the past I had a printer that had the booklet format option that would print the document two pages at a time ordered in a way that folding the whole printout would produce a booklet, half the size ...
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Sharing between new install and Windows 7 boxes not working, either direction. Printers & folders

I don't seem to be able to share between my Ubuntu (fresh install) and any of my Windows machines. I tried using this guide: How to Share Folders in Ubuntu & Access them from Windows 7. The ...
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Canon MP970 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x64 (Network Printing)

So I've got a Canon MP970 printer wich I would like to use with Ubuntu. I've searched the internet but wasn't able to find any decent information on acquiring and installing the correct drivers etc. ...
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How do I get my HP LaserJet 5P working?

Ubuntu won't detect my HP LaserJet 5P. I'm on 10.04. Tried for hours to get printer to work. Is there somewhere a software that says detect hardware? Do I need a software add-on to get it recognized? ...
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Cannot print to HP D1360

my printer is a hp d1360 and it was working fine until I update to ubuntu 11.10. although I can print the test page and the status of the printer is ready to print. I cannot print anything fron ...
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HP LaserJet 1020 always asks for driver install

On Ubuntu 10.10, HP LaserJet 1020 works plug and play style (plugged it in, printed test page without installing anything). But, every time I connect (or power on ubuntu) printer starts it's driver ...
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Setup Print Server Using CUPS?

I have recently acquired an old Dell Dimenion 2400 which I hope to use as a print server. My goal is to hook it up to an old HP Inkjet printer and be able to print anywhere in the house via IP. What ...
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Printer Canon MP540 succesfully added finally but doesn't print? (Attached Debug log)

i tried to setup my printer in Ubuntu 10.10. I had to use special guide to install because Canon used libcupsys2 in its packages and ubuntu expects libscupsys i followed this guide in reference to ...
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CUPS Print Delays [closed]

I am a developer of an open source Java printing plugin for the web browser and we have a client that reports 250ms delay in printing on Ubuntu, but no other OS. He has tested printing on Windows and ...
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Install Network Printer Manually (Router : TP-Link TL-WR842ND)

Router Model No. : TL-WR842ND After reading this article, I carry on the installation but it does not work. This is the properties page : I have attempted to print test page but the status shows ...