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To get my Cannon printer to work with Linux, I first was told that they do not support Linux. Well, the UK Cannon site had the drivers and supported Linux even though the USA site does not.

I had to download 4 files.  Two for the printing and two for the scanning.

I use a HP Officejet 7000 wide format printer - up to 13 by 19 inches. The next model had duplexing, but mine was on sale for half off. It took some "tweaking" of the HP Linux drivers to get Ubuntu 12.04LTS to allow for paper larger than letter or legal size. I mostly run tabloid size paper [11 by 17 inch sheets] but I have photos and "standard" paper for the 13x19 and 11x17. I sometimes print the 8.5 x 14 inch legal paper in it, since it is easier to "insert" it in the wide format printer than it is for my other color printer.

Mint 13 and 14 would not "see" the Cannon printer on the network, but worked fine using the USB port.

I have been using Ubuntu since 9.xx days and LO since the first release [not RC] that came out. Been using using Ubuntu as my main desktop OS since Feb 2010, and still have a lot to learn about what I can and cannot do with it. I never could get WINE to work.

As for Printers and LO, I find that I have the least troubles with an HP printer and its drivers when dealing with printing all the different options within LO. It was my HP Laserjet 2300dn printer that had no problems with duplexing within LO without that "pesky" printer dialog check box, but my Epson Artisan 810 inkjet printer needed the checked box to duplex. I have kept it checked and decided not to try any other options since my Cannon MG6220 inkjet [replacement for the worn out Epson] worked fine in the duplexing as I had the options setup.

Now there are some things that these printers can do, according to the Windows 7 drivers that are not listed in the Ubuntu/Debian drivers, but I hardly remember what they are and will use my Win7 laptop [dual booting with Ubuntu] to print if needed.

I had a set of screen shots on a Wiki page that showed the check box option in Linux, to help with those people who are having troubles with Linux printers and LO duplexing. But, the last time I looked, someone deleted that page. It seemed that someone did not want the users to know that there might be an issue with duplex printing with Linux versions of LO, and the posting of the needed instructions to the needed check box to help fix that issue with some printers.

On 07/31/2013 05:46 PM, Andrew Brown wrote:
Hi Kracked_P_P

You have me all quizzy now about it too. I own a Brother MFC-J6510DW large format multifunction printer, quite a process to set it up in Ubuntu (like you from 10.04 to present 13.04) and this box was ticked by default in LO's settings. I will experiment with it unticked and see if it affects my printer.


Andrew Brown

On 31/07/2013 09:33 PM, Kracked_P_P---webmaster wrote:

When I had the issue with the duplexing on one printer, it seemed that everyone who was "helping" must have been on Windows, since they did not know what I was talking about with the "extra" dialog check box. Why it is listed in the Linux [Ubuntu 10.04LTS and 12.04LTS for me back then] and not in the Windows installs, I was never given a good answer. I was told that "it was just needed for Linux and not for Windows". Then the fact that for some printers the check box needed to be checked, while other did not, tended to make the issue a little worse to figure out.


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