Questions regarding printing and how to set up printers.

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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 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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change default printing settings

Is there any way to change the default printing settings in the dialog box? For instance, I would like the paper format to be always A4. Now it always appears as US letter by default and I have to ...
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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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How can I install a Canon Printer driver for mp495

Hi I'm a complete newbie to linux. I am running ubuntu 13.04. I am trying to install a canon pixma mp495 wireless printer. I have downloaded the canon printer driver from the canon european site but ...
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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 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?

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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Authentication issue with CUPS 5.3.1 on SMB Printer

I am trying to print to a samba printer via CUPS. I have configured the printer allright, but there seems to be a problem with authentication. The error message I get is Session setup failed: ...
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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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Authentication at CUPS web interface

When I try to perform any administrative task on CUPS web interface I get pop-up window that requires me to authenticate at CUPS. Authenticating both as root and as a my user fail, even though my user ...
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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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Issue with gedit printing

I executed gedit and printed some texts with it in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. But I think that It's not doing it correctly. Perhaps I don't know how to use gedit. Please help me with the way how to ...
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Missing dependency when installing Canon Pixma MX330 drivers from michael-gruz PPA [duplicate]

I am attempting to install a canon pixma mx330 (multi-function) all-in-one on Ubuntu 14.04. I found a page with instructions for installing canon printers, and I have followed the instructions 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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How to add printers to Ubuntu en masse

I work at a company with many network printers. We're switching many of our computers to Ubuntu 13.04 and I need to add the printers en masse. I figured the best way to do that was through a script. ...
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Canon LBP3100B Printer => CAPT driver is installed => when I try to start ccpd, I get this: `Check the DevicePath of /etc/ccpd.conf`

OS: Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit Driver: CAPT v2.60 -> debian package 64 bit Printer: LBP3100B Regarding to this "Answer", I've installed the canon CAPT driver on my machin, but when I try to ...
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Printing 2 sides per page does not work anymore since update to 13.10

I used to often print documents with 2 pages per side to save paper. Since I have updated to Ubuntu 13.10, this no longer works properly. The problem seems to be with the rotation. Because if I ...
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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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Printing from Ubuntu to Windows printer

I have a Windows Vista machine downstairs with 2 printers hooked up to it (it's currently not possible to connect them to my ubuntu machine). I have printer sharing enabled as well as discovery ...
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How to set up SAMBA / CUPS print server?

I am using 13.04 on an old laptop hooked up to a printer that I would like to access from my Windows 8 PC. I have been working on this for hours and I cannot seem to get the right configuration of ...
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How do I view the number of pages of a print job in the printer queue?

I can't find anything about the number of pages of a job that's in the printer queue (that's yet to be released). I've tried looking through the attributes via "View Attributes", but the number of ...
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How do I set up multiple printing defaults for one printer?

I have a printer capable of printing high res photos on photo paper, and duplex documents on plain A4. I have set the printer up twice (i.e. two separate printers pointing to the same URI) using the ...
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Printing does not work on a Sharp MX 2310U

Help please with a little printer probem. I am using a Sharp-MX-2310U printer on the network with Ubuntu 12.10. Followed all the normal setup and looking at cups localhost:631/printers/ I see the ...
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PDF not printing on Printer shared via CUPS/SAMBA

I have a Printer (Brother HL-2035) attached to an Ubuntu server (latest version) via USB and shared via Samba/CUPS. On my clients (Win7) I can print from Word, etc., this just works fine. The only ...
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How to fix SLOW graphics printing on 12.10? Text printing speed is OK

Ubuntu 12.10 32-bit dual boot with Windows 7. Custom PC, nVidia Onboard Graphics. Motherboard: ECS EliteGroup GF8200A Black Series. "HP LaserJet 3015" multifunction printer. Graphics printing fine ...
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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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How can I configure a Canon Pixma MG5300 to print wirelessly?

How can I configure a printer to print wirelessly in ubuntu 12.04 ? I have a canon pixma mg 5300 series, and I am able to print correctly by usb (the drivers were installed). Now I'm trying to do it ...
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Parallel Port Problem in 12.04

I have a “dumb” printer attached to a parallel port in my machine which works fine under the “other” resident operating system (from Redmond) on the same machine. I recently added Ubuntu 12.04 as a ...