Questions regarding printing and how to set up printers.

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...
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How to convert cups to an upstart job? [closed]

I'm having some issues with cups on 10.04 (64 bit). I'm running about 200+ machines with the same image and cups crashes a lot. What I'd like to do is create an upstart job to monitor and respawn ...
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Printing from a Pixma ip1900 printer says “printer stopped” [closed]

I have installed the drivers for pixma ip1900 printer, printed a test page, but when I try to print a document fromm open office I get a message saying 'printer stopped'. I am running 10.10 Maverick ...
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OpenOffice always print a copy for every page [closed]

Openoffice in 10.10 always send a extra copy for each page in my document's (writer, calc) on a HP Laserjet 4250 and HP Deskjet 3920. I double check "Copies" option and is set to 1, but always send a ...
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Adding a Canon PIXMA MX860 wireless printer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I add a Canon Pixma MX860 network printer? Were do I go or click on to bring up system so I can follow the steps to add a wireless printer. A Canon PIXMA MX860 ?
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OKI-B2540 printer doesn't print? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: OKI B2540 - still doesn't print? There is a driver for the OKI-B2520, and it is automatically selected when the printer is connected. From looking at various ...
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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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Xsane: Failed to open device `hpaio:/net/Photosmart_C5100_series?zc=HP5180': Error during device I/O

Printing from an application works. The hp-toolbox sometimes cannot connect. And Xsane pops the error message as in the title. Connected through the network, I can ping the device, I can print to it. ...
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What is CUPS server and how to share a printer (Locally or over a network)

The title tells you all, except that it's about sharing printers. How do I connect to a shared printer on the network through CUPS or terminal?
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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 do I configure CUPS and change SAMBA setting for no printers?

A couple of time an hour, these lines show up in syslog Feb 19 09:20:11 KISE-055 smbd[5685]: [2013/02/19 09:20:11.609603, 0] printing/print_cups.c:110(cups_connect) Feb 19 09:20:11 KISE-055 ...
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System boots to a black screen after upgrade to 11.04

I was a similar situation to this user: Dual Boot 10.10 and 11.04 can't boot into 10.10 after an update. Only many more GRUB entres. Natty still worked - and I could still access the natty ...
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To perform Printer maintenance in Ubuntu, is there an application for several types of printers? [closed]

To perform Printer maintenance in Ubuntu, is there an application that is available for several types of printers? I want to get details about Ink levels and do Clean the Printer and Align the ...
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Where can I find the Ubuntu drivers for a Dell 1700 printer.

I have Hewlett Packard Compaq D230 PC running Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 LTS 32 bit. I have a Dell 1700 printer and I want to download the corresponing drivers and utilities for it. Could someone give me ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 cant find printer option Windows Printer via SAMBA

After upgrading to 14.10 I cant find the option "Windows Printer via SAMBA" on the add new printer dialog. The option used to be there in previous Ubuntu versions
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Install Toshiba e-studio 455 on 12.10

I am using Ubuntu 12.10. I want to install network printer Toshiba e-Studio 455, but in Driver database there are only entries for 450, 450s, 451c, 452 and 453. When I used driver for 450 and tried ...
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How do I get an HP 1018 laser printer to work on 12.04?

edit : already printed on windows-machine Ubuntu 12.04, LJ 1018. I've tried making foo2zjs from sourse. I've downloaded firmware and placed it where necessarily manually from here I've also tried ...
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VirtualBox seems to disable printing in Ubuntu to USB Printer

I am running Maverick on my machine and I have Lexmark X6675 connected to the system via USB. I also have VirtualBox 4.1 running Windows Vista on the system. And I have a very interesting situation ...