I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I have the Canon MX475 printer. I want to print a document on both sides of the paper. I have installed my drivers using the tutorial from this page Drivers_tutorial (in German). On the website of the printer under duplex printing it says that it is manual.

I tried the following:

  • in Document Viewer -> Print -> Page Setup -> Layout -> Two-sided: Not available; I cannot select anything from the drop-down menu
  • in Okular -> Print -> Options -> Duplex Printing; I have some radio buttons which I cannot select
  • in Adobe Reader 9 -> I do not have any option about duplex printing
  • from command line by using this command lp -o sides=two-sided-long-edge file.pdf

Does this mean that I cannot print on both sides?


There's a way to print duplex manually using gnome-manual-duplex. It's in the standard repositories and works well out of the bo with certain printers. It may need manual configuration for other printers.


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