Ubuntu HowTo: How to prevent the change of printer settings

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I have one Color Laser printer. In cups I set up tree “printers” (draft, only black and color). The idea is to have just to choose the “printer” and not to fiddle always with the settings. So the idea.

In reality, unfortunately, the printer in ubuntu (not the physical printer, nor the settings in cups) seem to remember the last settings and use this for the next print, this seems even to survive a relogin.

Use case: I chose the printer “only black”, just once I want to print single page instead of duplex. After I chose sinlge page (in cups is duplex defined) the printer prints single page and from now on the setting is put to single page until I set it back to duplex and print a page.

It seems that there is an extra layer in ubuntu where the settings a user made are persisted. Is there a way to prevent this and to always get what is in cups defined?

Thanks a lot
Michael

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Ubuntu HowTo: How to acces Canon PIXMA TS8351 in LAN on Ubuntu 18.04?

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I have a Canon PIXMA TS8351 connected in LAN by WiFi to a router. I can access, print, and scan from different Windows computers but I don’t know how to access the printer from a computer on Ubuntu 18.04.

On my Ubuntu computer, I’ve downloaded the following drivers that I found on the Canon website: IJ Printer Driver v. 5.90 for Linux and ScanGear MP v. 3.90 for Linux. I’ve tried to install the first but the installation failed because the printer is not detected.

However, with the system-config-printer command, when I connect to localhost, I can see the printer and the print of a test page works fine. But, when I go on Printers in the system settings, I get an error message telling something like (translation from French): “Sorry! The printing service of the system does not seem to be available“.

I’ve tried to delete and reinstall cups but it doesn’t produce any change.

Note: I’ve tried to put here some outputs from command line to give information that may help but AskUbuntu complains that “This looks like spam“…

Many thanks for your help!

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Ubuntu HowTo: Do I need to set a “location” for a printer in Ubuntu?

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I am trying to install the printer onto my ubuntu system and after having installed the driver, it simply wont install. It shows me the actual printer, but I click print and nothing happens. Everything is filled out in the printer properties, but the “location” field. Is that where the printer’s IP address goes?

No, the location is where the Printer is. Maybe Office or something. Sounds like a driver issue in your case.

Please let us know more about your setup.

Which printer is it? Do you installed the driver automatically or manually?
Can you post a screenshot of your configuration?

Is it network or locally connected printer? What protocol did you use and which driver?

You could try to change your driver into Generic PCL 6/PCL XL Printer Foomatic/pxlmono . Under printer setting set to A4, and choose Upper tray as paper source, apply and try to print a test page.

But to give you a better answer I definitely need more info about your printer.

P.S. The “location” field is not required at all, it’s just for easier identification of your printer (people usually use “Name” field for that; example: “Xerox_ITsector”)

Your problem is for sure not in location field being unfilled. It exist there solely for large scattered installation with many printers, so both users and support personnel has additional information about physical location. In other words, location is just text label to make user clear where actual physical printer had been installed.

CUPS printing system, drivers you were about to install and actual hardware create enough points of possible problems. You have to test them one by one from bottom to top.

From personal experience, drivers can be of low quality and making whole process of serious exercise in deep learning CUPS system and finding out what went wrong during installation and/or configuration. Moreover, be prepared to possible problems on every next system upgrade. My Canon LBP-7018C is particular example – Canon’s CAPT drivers for .deb-based systems made without compliance to Debian/Ubuntu process.

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Ubuntu HowTo: Printer Drivers for Ubuntu 20.04

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I just upgraded from Ubuntu 18.04 to Ubuntu 20.04. I am unable to install the printer driver for my Canon Pixma MX850. I have tried the following:

  1. Click on upper-right power icon.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select Printers.
  4. In Printers – localhost window. select down arrow next to Add.
  5. In New Printer window select Network Printer. That displays Canon-MX850-series_00-00-85-D1-BE-6E (Canon.local).
  6. Select Forward.
  7. In New Printer window. select gutenprint and Free software.
  8. Select Forward.
  9. In New Printer window select Select printer from database and Canon.
  10. Select Forward.
  11. In the New Printer window. there is a Choose Driver/Models list. It does not list MX850.

After a quite a bit of research, I have finally installed device drivers for my Canon Pixma MX922 all-in-one printer. I’m just thrilled to learn that I will not need to purchase another printer.

There are two methods I found to find and install the device drivers (one for the printer, and one for the scanner). I’ll document the easiest one for Ubuntu users in the hopes that we can all learn something from this.

(1) Select the Dash in the lower-left screen, and bring up the Synaptic Package Manager.
(2) Select the Reload button to refresh your package lists.
(3) Select cnijfilter-mx920series and scangearmp-mx920series. Right-click to mark for installation.
(4) Select Apply.

This will download, install, upgrade the selected device drivers for you. Any sufficiently advanced technology, e.g., Ubuntu, is indistinguishable from magic.

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Ubuntu HowTo: How to install Canon Pixma E400 on Ubuntu 14.10?

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Fair warning: I am a complete noob to Linux and Ubuntu.

I have been trying to install the Canon Pixma E400 printer but have not succeeded so far.

I tried:

  • locating the driver through the built-in Printer Settings option, but there wasn’t any driver available for my printer (found one for PIXMAE500, installed that but it did not work).
  • The generic driver for pdfs also did not work; my printer didn’t take any jobs through that driver.
  • installing the driver from the .exe file that came with the setup disk of the printer, but wine did not recognise that file.
  • Downloaded the binary .deb file but it didn’t work either.
  • I downloaded the relevant driver packages (tar.gz) from the web, extracted them, read through the README file in there, but could not figure out its instructions. I then tried to execute the three-step compilation process, having changed to the extracted directory (via CD), suggested here to get an error saying bash: ./configure: No such file or directory.

I could not find any duplicate questions and have tried the usual solutions I found here. I am probably missing some basic detail due to my ignorance about Ubuntu.

Could someone here advise me how to handle this?

Download the driver here. http://support-asia.canon-asia.com/contents/ASIA/EN/0100588102.html
I have e400 too, tested and working on Ubuntu Server 14.04. I didn’t check scanner options yet.

I just downloaded the E400 driver from the support-asia site and loaded three of the four drivers that came from the unzip. The printer now works on Linux Mint Rosa 17.3.

As I am new to linux I don´t know how it did it. I downloaded the file then used GDebi package installer. Used it to unzip and then added the printer. Everything just happened properly.

I really miss DOS. At least with that I knew what was happening.

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Linux HowTo: NET USE LPT2: printer_port

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This I understand:

net use P: \SOME_COMPUTERSOME_SHARE
net use P: \1.2.3.4SOME_SHARE

(the second argument is a logical share on the given computer)

This, I do NOT understand:

net use LPT2: IP_1.2.3.4

(where IP_1.2.3.4 is the name of a “port” assigned to a printer; the IP is a valid and responding device, but the full string “IP_1.2.3.4” is not)

Can anyone tell me, is there ever a syntax of NET USE that could operate on a printer port like that? I can’t get it to work, can’t find anything via Google, and am practically in tears.

[Sorry if this is cheating, this is basically a re-post of https://stackoverflow.com/questions/1884235/old-school-windows-2000-printing-or-when-is-a-port-name-a-computer but with the scope narrowed just to the main issue at hand.

Okay, basically, the command Net Use LPT1: servernamesharename [persistent:yes/no] is what you are looking for. What it does it to point any incoming traffic to the LPT port and redirects it to the share. Assuming either that the computer hosting the printer or the printer itself is sharing itself, you need to determine the servername of the host and you are assuming the IP_1.2.3.4 is the sharename. Try and Net View the IP address.

You can demonstrate this by going to one of your printers in your computer and right clicking and sharing it. Choose something like SHARED_PRINTER. Then go Net View, look for your own computer’s name. Then do Net View on your IP or computer name and it should show the share. Then you can do the Net Use command on your self.

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Making Game: NET USE LPT2: printer_port

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This I understand:

net use P: \SOME_COMPUTERSOME_SHARE
net use P: \1.2.3.4SOME_SHARE

(the second argument is a logical share on the given computer)

This, I do NOT understand:

net use LPT2: IP_1.2.3.4

(where IP_1.2.3.4 is the name of a “port” assigned to a printer; the IP is a valid and responding device, but the full string “IP_1.2.3.4” is not)

Can anyone tell me, is there ever a syntax of NET USE that could operate on a printer port like that? I can’t get it to work, can’t find anything via Google, and am practically in tears.

[Sorry if this is cheating, this is basically a re-post of https://stackoverflow.com/questions/1884235/old-school-windows-2000-printing-or-when-is-a-port-name-a-computer but with the scope narrowed just to the main issue at hand.

Okay, basically, the command Net Use LPT1: servernamesharename [persistent:yes/no] is what you are looking for. What it does it to point any incoming traffic to the LPT port and redirects it to the share. Assuming either that the computer hosting the printer or the printer itself is sharing itself, you need to determine the servername of the host and you are assuming the IP_1.2.3.4 is the sharename. Try and Net View the IP address.

You can demonstrate this by going to one of your printers in your computer and right clicking and sharing it. Choose something like SHARED_PRINTER. Then go Net View, look for your own computer’s name. Then do Net View on your IP or computer name and it should show the share. Then you can do the Net Use command on your self.

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Ubuntu HowTo: How to install the Epson L350 printer in Ubutu 14.04?

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Kindly instruct me the method step by step. I am just a user not a programmer.
Thank in advance for yr support.

Try this:

Download Epson Printer/Fax/Scanner .deb Drivers for Linux here

Open a File Manager Window

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Double-Click on All the Printer/Fax Driver Packages

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After the Printer will be Recognized and Installed

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Download Epson iScan Software on Download Center here

First Select Only the ‘Scanner Driver’ with ‘core&data‘ packages
Then Get Both ‘iscan2+… ltdl7‘ and ‘iscan-data’ .deb 32/64bit Packages

Open Terminal Window Ctrl+Alt+t

Install iScan for Ubuntu Linux

cd $HOME/Downloads
sudo su -c "dpkg -i ./iscan*.deb

Launch iScan and Start Scanning

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Ubuntu HowTo: 20:04 upgrade has broken Printing/Scanning

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I’m having issues with my Deskjet 2634 since updating to 20:04.
Nothing prints or Scans
Cable connected.
If I delete all printers and re-insert USB cable it’s immediately found but if I ctrl + P on a document then “No destination” can be seen to the right.
I also can’t scan.
I tested the printer/scanner & cable on my laptop which is running 18:10 and it works ok.

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