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How to install Canon MX922 printer?

I could not find an appropriate driver for the printer. Tried other Canon drivers; a generic Postscript and generic PCL5/6 but when I send a print job, the printer wakes up but does not print. The ...
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messed up characters in PDF printed from Ubuntu 12.10

When I print a particular PDF from Ubuntu 12.10, I see many garbled characters. I tried printing the same PDF from Mac OS X and it worked. Any ideas of what I should look into to fix this? Here's the ...
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Getting a Brother HL-2250DN Printer to work over Ethernet

For 3 years I had an HP OfficeJet G55 running on Ubuntu - great! loved it, all was simple and just worked ... then it broke. I ordered a new printer a Brother HL-2250DN. I've got the drivers from ...
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Is there anyone who has Canon MX435 printer. No driver for Linux [duplicate]

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 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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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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How do I get my Kodak printer to work?

I have a Kodak ESP C310 printer that I tried installing on my computer (Ubuntu 10.04), but it wouldn't even recognize the device. So, I went on the Kodak site and talked to a representative online ...
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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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How to display completed print jobs with source URL

In the "view queue" GUI of my printer, I can click "show all completed jobs" and get the columns Job|User|Document|Printer|Size|Time Submitted|Status I hunted around for some way of doing this in ...
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system-config-printer broken after update to 14.04

After I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 the dialog system-config-printer in gnome runs into problems when called from the command line: sudo system-config-printer Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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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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Stop Ubuntu discovering printers

I have my machine connected to a large university network which means that Ubuntu has filled up my printers with other people's printers automatically (mostly MacBooks sharing their printers). This is ...
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problem running a command with incron

I try to print some ODT documents from LibreOffice 4 (Ubuntu 13.04 OS) to a Toshiba e-Studio 167 printer. When the document has fonts like Liberation Sans, Liberation Serif, etc., I get a printed page ...
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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 get my Canon MF4410 printer to work? [duplicate]

I have a Canon i-sensys MF4410 laser printer. I am running a dual boot system with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. The printer works in Windows and Ubuntu sees it when I attempt to add a new printer but ...
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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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Printer not visible over network between 12.04 machines, Printer properties reports “Not published. See server settings”

I'm attempting to share a USB attached printer connected to one 12.04 machine to another 12.04 machine (and a 10.04 machine) on the same network. The printer does not show up and cannot be found as a ...
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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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I want to print a user specified number of labels without opening Libreoffice

I'm using Ubuntu in a restaurant. In this case I'm using a Brother label printer to print "Use By" date labels. To print one I can use the command libreoffice -p ~/Desktop/TestLabel.odt I have this ...
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Cannot print from Windows and printer disapears after reboot

I have a home server running Ubuntu 12.04 and have successfully installed my printer (HP Photosmart B109a) on it with hplip. Printed a test page and printed a file from my terminal using: cat ...
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Why do weird printers show up in the Ubuntu printing dialog?

After upgrading from Ubuntu 13.04 to 14.04 the system printing dialog shows printers I never installed: "Farblaser" and "Laser" are printers I installed, the other two show up out of nowhere. ...
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Konica Minolta bizhub printer does not print under Ubuntu 14.04 64 bits

I have a network printer Konica Minolta bizhub C20P. Until yesterday, I'd been able to print for the past couple of years. I had Ubuntu 10.04, I upgraded to 12.04 a couple of days ago (both 10.04 and ...
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Driver installation stuck

I am trying to install proprietary drivers for a printer (EPSON L355, driver: epson-inkjet-printer-201207w) on Ubuntu 14.04 by adding a new printer in Printers. The installation is currently stuck ...
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LBP1120 on Ubuntu 14.04

I have cannon LBP1120 with Ubuntu 14.04 (amd64). For previous versions of Ubuntu the guide: How to make LBP-1120 Canon printer work? worked flawlessly, but for this version the capstsui shows me: ...
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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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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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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 can I connect to a USB printer shared by an Apple AirPort?

I've just moved from Mac OS X to Ubuntu, now I'm running Ubuntu natively on a dedicated partition on a Mac, and I've an Apple AirPort wifi router, sharing a USB printer with my family. The problem is ...
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How do I wake up the printer when it sleeps?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on an LTSP network. I have attached a printer to the server via USB. The printer is an HP LaserJet Pro P1102 with driver Foomatic/foo2zjs-z2 (recommended). Often the ...
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How do I change default printer resolution in Ubuntu 12.04?

I just installed 12.04. I have a Canon MP970, which it recognized. However, all my programs print at 300DPI Draft. I want to change that to 600DPI Draft. I can do it manually but it isn't sticking and ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.x USB printer “Stopped - Waiting for printer to become available.”

My wife was consistently having issues printing to her Epson Sylus Photo R200 USB printer on Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS. Noted the error in the printer properties Printing State: Stopped - Waiting for ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Printing Page Numbers in Okular

I'm using Okular to print some PDF files. How can I add page number to each page? Edit: Screen shots that Lucio requested: (I have no print menu! I have File > Print >> Options)
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How do I get a Lexmark X2600 printer working?

I can't get my Lexmark X2600 printer working. I tried a lot of things find over the net but without any success. Is there a really big brain who can help me? I really love 12.04 release (64 bits) and ...