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:
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.
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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