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What I do is the following --- it is not as versatile as you asked, but it works almost ok. You need to have all your printers defined, and then you need these two scripts: stop_printers: #!/bin/bash -f # allp=(`cat /etc/printcap | tr "|" "\t" | cut -f 1 | grep -v "#"`) for i in ${allp[@]}; do echo -n Printer $i: cupsdisable "$i" echo " " ...


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CUPS should be enough on its own (sudo apt install cups) and will be the base requirement of almost any printing system in Ubuntu. CUPS has a web interface that does quite a lot more than the usual graphical frontends can. If you're on the server, just open http://localhost:631/ in a browser. Authentication (for printer administration) is for any user in ...


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you can install the system-config-printer like that found in Unity: sudo apt-get install system-config-printer-gnome Now you can run it from terminal: system-config-printer If you don't have cups installed, you can install it: sudo apt-get install cups


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With HP and newer printers best to install newest HPLIP directly from HP. There is a version of HPLIP in Ubuntu repository but it usually is older and does not support newest printers or features. You can get a Linux installer script directly from HP. Supports most Linux including Ubuntu and all its printers. Details in link on what exactly is supported. ...


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My package (shameless plug), duplexpr does some of what you want and includes bash functions which may be useful in rolling your own version. (It's coded in bash, so it should be relatively easy to modify and I will help if I can.) It's designed to emulate duplex printing on non-duplex printers and implements its own simple print queue management. It has ...


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You can add printers using lpadmin from cups-client package. Take a look for this tutorial. to print you can use one of these two commandslpr and lp: Install lpr: sudo apt-get install cups-bsd Install lp: sudo apt-get install cups-client Now you can use it easily: lp /path-to-file-to-print Or lpr /path-to-file-to-print Take a look for man lp ...


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Printer debugging information is here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DebuggingPrintingProblems If nothing of that helps, then try: Disconnect the printer physically Make sure the DEFAULT printer is something else e.g. cups-pdf (PDF in the GUI, sudo apt-get cups-pdf to install). Remove / Delete the printer driver(s)/setup(s) you have in the GUI Reboot (to ...


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I had a similar problem with an Epson network printer. To find out what was causing it, I used netstat to monitor the network connections while inserting a USB device: sudo netstat -t -u -a -p -c One connection appeared a few moments after the device was inserted: a UDP connection by colord-sane. This binary is part of colord, a "system service to manage ...


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You have to have the LATEST hplib installed, and you have to download the installer here: http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/models/officejet/officejet_5740_series.html Then follow the directions in the download link. As of 07/15/15 the latest is hplip-3.15.7.



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