Questions regarding printing and how to set up printers.

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Why won't .pdf files containing transparent elements print correctly?

I have recently encountered a problem printing .pdf files containing transparent elements. I first noticed it when printing a document created with LaTeX that included embedded .png images with alpha ...
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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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HP colour laser network printing with 14.0.4

I am a relatively new convert to Ubuntu but the one thing that doesn't seem too easy is setting up network printing (HP colour laser printer with scanner etc) as all I get is error messages with the ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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 configure dual sided printing on a Brother 2270DW?

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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Can one change the output path of cups pdf printer dynamically

One can call lpr to use cups-pdf printer to print a file to pdf, for instance foo.txt lpr -P PDF foo.txt When calling, the printer creates a directory called PDF in the $HOME directory and creates ...
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Underlining and underscores in Unicode-aware editors

Here at home I use the Unity-based Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with gEdit and a Mate-equipped Slackware PC with Pluma. I have always wanted to emulate the good old typewriter under Linux, so as not to be forced ...
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HP network printer only prints first page

My printer seems to be printing only 1 page of a PDF that I give to print. If I use Acrobat, then the following suggestion works: https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/kb/only-first-page-print-job.html ...
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Printer settings can no longer be changed since updating to Ubuntu 15.10

Just updated to Ubuntu 15.10 and using Libre Office 5 I find that I can no longer change paper settings when I want to print. I go to File>Printer Settings>Properties and the paper size and ...
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After updating to Ubuntu 15.04 all my printers print once then cannot connect

After updating to Ubuntu 15.04 all my printers, Epson Artisan 837, HP Officejet Pro 8500, and copiers, Lexmark XC2100 and Toshiba 287CS print once then cannot connect. I've tried deleting the ...
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Automatically install printers shared on Windows Domain

All of the resources I can find provide detailed instructions for sharing Linux printers with Windows over SAMBA. I would like to do the opposite. I currently have CUPS configured so that it can add ...
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Samsung Ml-1600 printer unrecognized

EDIT: Im using Ubuntu 15.04 (MATE), but from what I can remember, it didnt work on 14.10 (Unity) either! Hi everybody, as much as I dont like asking questions, Im forced to do so... Ive been browsing ...
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Xerox WorkCentre 5335 - Out of Paper Error

Trying to print from a Xerox WorkCentre 5335 because the office insisted it was Ubuntu compatible (nobody else has figured it out yet, either. The higher-ups use Windows, so they don't care). I've ...
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Driver for Fuji Xerox DocuPrint P115 b?

I'm having difficulty finding a driver to allow me to print with this printer. I've tried installing the built-in drivers for Fuji Xerox printers with similar-sounding model names but nothing comes ...
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Ubuntu 14 command line printing impossible but fine through gui

If I try to command line print any file using lp or lpr, I get a "no pages found" error in CUPS. Tried also as SUDO, no go. But if I print from any application (text editor etc) it prints no problem. ...
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home directory flooded with .o and .lo files

After installing cups and cups-pdf from the Software Center and hplip from the HP Linux Imaging & Printing site, with `> sh hplip3.14.10.run', my /home directory is literally flooded by more than ...
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Getting Kyocera TaskAlfa printer working with job accounting

I'm working in an office that has a Kyocera TaskAlfa300i. It has a job accounting system -- when I take a memory stick to it to print that way, I have to input my personal code, which charges the ...
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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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Fetchmail: html version of mail

I am trying to read mail from a pop3 server and print it through cups. I want to keep the html formatting of the email as it was received and that is where I am having trouble On seeing header of ...
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Ubuntu asks for permission to add a printer, but nothing works

I am trying to install my HP LaserJet Pro 400 color m451nw, got it all worked out using the hplip open-source program (hplip-3.14.6) until I get to the very end where I verify and setup the device and ...
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Print Manager in Ubuntu 14.04 automatically adds all network printers to print view

After upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04 the print manager automatically added all network printers to my print view. Under 12.04 only those network printers where shown which I actually added manually. ...
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My HP LaserJet 2550L prints in color only now!

I have had an HP LaserJet 2550L for a long time now. Since I upgraded to 13.10, I cannot print in black and white anymore. Before, the driver would give me an option in the Print dialog. Although I ...
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Since upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 I am unable to print to my Canon MG5350

The printer worked fine (including scanning) in 13.10, but since the upgrade it has stopped (sits at Idle doing nothing). I have the official Canon drivers installed and have tried re-installing with ...
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Unable to print on network printer Ricoh Aficio MP C3001 on Ubuntu 14.04

After a fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.04 I'm no longer able to print using the Ricoh Aficio MP C3001 printer that is accessible via samba on the network. Job completes normally but nothing gets ...
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Change username in print que

Hi I am using my Ubuntu 13.04 to print to my workplace. Everything works fine, the printer prints ok but the username shown in the print queue of the printer is the one I have on my laptop and not my ...
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How to use raw CUPS print queue?

I have a laser printer connected to my Raspberry PI. Because the PI has such a puny CPU I have set it up as a raw printer. I am able to print just fine from my wife's mac, but I cannot seem to figure ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 rdesktop issuse with local printer

I have a Ubuntu 13.10 32-bit installed on my machine. I am using rdesktop to remote into a Windows 7 Pro 32-bit machine. I have a local printer that is connected via USB to my Ubuntu machine. The ...
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Setup Brother MFC-465CN Multifunction Center: CUPS Server Error

I am absolutely new to Ubuntu (and Linux) and trying to set up a Brother MFC-465CN Multifunction Center. I went through the process of setting up the printer and used the recommended generic driver. ...
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Double icons in task bar, other icons don't stay

I am using Lubuntu (Operating System : Ubuntu 13.10). I have double icons for network connections/WiFi on the taskbar by clock. How do I get it to one(merge them), it seems like duplicates? FYI this ...
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12.04, Bizhub C360, job successful, but does not print, should require authentification

I am trying to print to a network printer (Konica Minolta Bizhub C360). I installed the printer with the driver supplied as the ppd: KOC360UX.ppd The protocol is JetDirect. Everything worked fine ...
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Printer (Epson WF-3540) driver install consistently freezes on 13.10 but not 12.04

When I try to add my printer, the system detects the driver but freezes partway through installing it. How can I add the printer? Some details: The printer is being connected over wifi and works ...
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PDF viewer prints blank pages

I have a computer running Ubuntu 13.04 with a Konica Minolta Bizhub C20 printer that's connected over Ethernet. When I print a PDF using the built-in PDF viewer in Ubuntu, the page will be blank, ...
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How to add a printer for a program using wine?

I use one program in Wine which needs printer to work with. But currently I don't have a printer, and installed cups-pdf. When it comes to print the program says you are using a virtual printer, ...
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installed printer Samsung CLX-3185FW on Ubuntu 12.04. Printer not responding

I got the Unified Driver (.gz) from http://www.samsung.com/us/support/owners/product/CLX-3185FW/XAA I extracted the .gzip file in my home directory and took a terminal as root: ...
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print quality for HP mfp 1005 printer

I have installed HP mfp 1005 in my Ubuntu 13.04. But there are no options like 1200 dpi or 600 dpi. Here are only normal and draft options. But in the normal option still print is not good as 600 dpi ...
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Printer on CUPS installed, but won't print

This issue really annoys me. I got a new printer and want to make a network printer through my home server running Ubuntu server. CUPS installation went fine, I connected the printer to the server ...
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How to set up a parallel port printer in 12.04?

After the upgrade from 10.04 to 12.04 the parallel printer stopped working. It seems that that the parallel port is not detected. I didn't change anything in the bios and before it worked without ...
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After update, my printer will not work

I've been successfully using an HP Deskjet 1000 j100 for some time now. The other day, I updated my system (automatic) and my printer stopped working. I get the error message "Filter Failed" I ...
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Samsung driver doesn't detect SANE correctly

From 13.04 (server) I'm trying to install the Samsung Unified Printer Driver as specified by https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupportComponentsPrintersSamsung which has a dead link. In any event, the ...
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How to setup Canon Pixma MG2120 Scan and Print

I looked a few places for this and did not find a real solution. I found a duplicate ticket which was unanswered regarding the scanner and many incorrect threads in various forums stating the scanner ...
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How do I install a Livebox USB printer as network printer?

I hope someone has figured this out because I've spent days with google trying to track down the solution. I got fed up with microsoft Win XP and 7 and decided to try ubuntu 12.04 on a spare laptop ...
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Cannot Get Canon Pixma MX 439 to install ubuntu 11.10

I have searched everywhere to get this all in one printer installed. I need it for my job and its taken two days so far to at least get something close to it installed. I downloaded the drivers for ...
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How can I print over network again?

I used to be able to print over the network, but then one day I received this message: /usr/lib/cups/backend/lpd failed This is a printer that I installed myself through the Administration>Printing ...