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Questions about using printers with elementary OS.

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"Out of ink" notification cannot be dismissed

My printer is running low on color ink but I don't need to print in color right now. Still, whenever I print anything, I get a "Out of ink" notification that I can't dismiss without restarting ...
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Where is the printer sharing setting dialog?

HP Laserjet 2100 with parallel port connection connected. Freya sees it fine and prints fine. But I want to share it with the LAN, but I can't find any settings to make the printer discoverable. CUPS,...
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Unable to add printer

I am unable to add a printer as the 'Add' button is greyed out. Its an HP Deskjet 3520 - I'd like to connect to it wirelessly.
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How can I get "Simple Scan" to see my Brother MFC-7362N network scanner?

I have a Brother MFC-7362N multi-function printer/scanner/copier on my local network. The Brother printer/scanner definitely works as I can print and scan from Windows and macOS on other machines. I ...
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Canon LBP2900B is not working with elementary OS Freya

The Driver for the printer has been installed. However the printer does not respond to print requests. It only displays a message that the page has been printed. It works fine with other operating ...
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Juno printer error: cups missing filter warning

when i try to connect my hp PSC 1400 printer to juno, i get the error "cups missing filter warning", while in Loki everything went good. I noticed that when i try to add the PSC 1400 driver from the ...
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Does Elementary OS support HPLIP for HP printers?

I just learned of Elementary OS. I might like to try it. Does Elementary OS work with HPLIP drivers for HP printers? If I use Elementary OS, I must have compatibility with my networked HP Officejet ...
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WiFi Printers All Disabled?

My two WiFi printers show up but are listed as "Disabled". I cannot find any way to enable them. Any suggestions? They work perfectly on my Linux Mint laptop.
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How to can I print emails in Geary?

I cannot seem to find any option to print emails from Geary.
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How can I setup a printer with own ppd file?

I want to setup a network printer and I have the ppd file for it. How can I point to my ppd file in setup process? I tried cups web interface at localhost:631 but I got "Connection refused" answer. I ...
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Cannot set up network printer in Juno (worked in Loki)

I have a HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 connected to local network. Worked in Loki flawlessly but I cannot get it to work in Juno. Pics below show my adding it (its hostname is actually "printer") and while ...
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Printer does not work

My printer is a Canon iSensys MF4010. Once connected elementary automatically installed its driver and informed me it's ready. I clicked on the info icon in the printer settings and in the drop down ...
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Brother HL-2030

Printer prints perfect Test Page and Text documents, but when it has to print any PDf or image, it prints only the left half of it but twice next to each other with an horizontal empty space between......
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How can I add my printer( Epson M100) that is not on the printers list on the system dialog? Its linux drivers in Epson site is also gone (404)

I cannot connect my printer correctly. It is Epson Workforce M100, bought several years ago. It can connect to the modem with a data cable and can be discovered by my system(5.1.7), and it is seen in ...
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EPSON Printer instantly cancels Job

I've installed the EPSON driver from their website and can see my EPSON printer connected but when I print to it I almost instantly get a notification that the print job was cancelled. Anyone else ...
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How to Install Network Printer using PPD File on JUNO

We don't use USB printers at work, and so I need to add Network Printer using PPD File on JUNO. Thanks, Regards,
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Windows shared printer not shown

I have installed Elementary OS loki on my T400 notebook.(old but works flawlessly lol ) I have a NAS server which has virtualbox installed. There is a virtual machine with windows installed and my ...
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What kind of printing system used by elementary OS?

What kind of printing system used by elementary OS?I used Manjaro Linux on some of my computers on the local network, and Manjaro used CUPS as printing system, without GUI, configure through web-page ...
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Missing Epson printer driver

I started using Loki 0.4 and wanted to install my Epson XP-415 All-in-one printer. It got recognized and the OS wanted to install the driver but a message appeared: "Missing printer driver, no printer ...
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Loki: Canon Pixma MG 5250 Scanner not working/detected

I am using a Canon MG 5250 wireless all-in-one printer/scanner. While the printer is detected without any problem and all printing functions work out of the box, the scanner is not working at all. I ...
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Install Epson printer

How can I install my Epson xp 322 printer? The regular way doesn't work. After the pop up "lookng for a driver" nothing happens. Stefan, Norway
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Can't print to HP Officejet 5740 using elementary OS Freya

I installed hplip, and then attempted to set up my printer using a variety of methods including the built-in printer app, the HP device manager, the system-config-printer command, and the CUPS web ...
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How to install HP printer on Elementary OS 6 Odin (HP LaserJet 1102W)

If you get this error with hp-setup?! warning: elementary distro is not found in AUTH_TYPES
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EOS 6 old printer cannot be removed

I made a fresh install of EOS from 5.1 to 6 keeping my home partition. Now I have the problem, that I see an outdated printer in the printers settings that I can't remove. Any idea where this entry ...
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Disable printing

I installed Elementary OS on an old PC for a disabled adult. First I really love the ability to disable all the apps except the one you need. This person will push every button and try every feature. ...
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Can't detect scanner Brother DCP-195C

I can't detect my brother DCP-195C printer. When I do a sudo brsaneconfig3 -d the printer appears in the list. But scanimage -L doesn't detect it. Please help. I'm very tired. It's connected via USB ...
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Can't detect or use Scanner Epson perfection v3790 in Elementary OS

I have a Epson perfection v370, it isn't detected by xsane but in the terminal it does appear. Searching around I got to open xsane as root and then I got it working but it leaves it as a file that I ...
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Printer naming in Juno

I've used Freya, Loki and now Juno. From memory, it was the same with each. Whenever I install a new printer through the GUI, the printer name (in print dialogs) shows as something non-descriptive ...
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Hardware Printer, Mouse [closed]

everyone in the elementary Os world, I must say Having come from an Apple background I am liking what I see so far. I am running elementary OS 5.0 Juno 64 bit Question 1 I notice there is no ...
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Printer Issues and possible fix/workaround

A little bit of info for my setups, I have tried this with: live USB, bootable USB, hard drive and I was still getting the same issue across all 3. And this workaround has worked with all as well. I ...
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Which printer driver should I use when there are many options available with the same name?

In my specific case, I'm using an HP Color Laserjet Pro MFP M477fdw. I am having trouble, because depending on which driver I choose, different features are available (eg, I cannot print with duplex ...
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Is there a way to not record what have been printed in the past?

If i go to the printer settings, i can check the printed history. Is there a way to remove and not store this past printed jobs? Thanks.
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Installing Canon MG2555 this happend:

I'm not a big linux wizzard. To me it looks like the installation script wants me to perform the command by hand because it cannot find the canonmg2500.ppd file. Which makes total sense as it is not ...
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How to use a printer on a Windows PC from Loki

I have just installed eOS Loki on a PC that is on a LAN with a Windows 10 PC. I can see shared folders on the Win PC from eOS, but haven't been able to work out how to print to the printer that is ...
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Network printer add Loki system settings printers [duplicate]

I have installed Loki 64 bits a couple of days ago in my Dell Inspiron 1501. I used Ubuntu for more than ten years, so I think I could install the network printer the same way. The problem is that the ...
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How to install printer drivers for Samsung Printer SL-M2830DW? [closed]

I do not understand as to how to do this and the website for Ubuntu with this information is not helping me. Could anyone please help me learn how to install this driver? I have already downloaded the ...
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Printer Canon d440 is not working

I'm trying to print with my printer Canon pc-d440. I plug in it into the computer and it install the driver without problem. However when i try to print something, nothing happend. The status of ...
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Can only specify whole numbers as dimensions for printing [closed]

When I try to print a picture in a specific size, I can only set the dimensions to whole numbers like 19.00, not 18.50 or 19.2. It's the same for cm and inches. What can I do to make it work? Is this ...
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Wireless Canon MG6250 printer not found

The Add Printer dialog under Printers is unable to find my Wireless Canon MG6250 printer. I know the IP address but still it's not detected. I can surf to the web-interface of the printer on the IP. ...
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Brother MFC9130CW Network Printer not Working

I am trying to install the MFC9130CW printer that I have on my wireless network. FOllowing the instructions on the brother website, I have installed the necessary drivers via their deb files. However, ...
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loki: reinstall the cups package

Me: total noob. Experience: unix system and network manager 30 years ago. Have not used unix or linux since then. Installed loki a couple weeks ago on an old PC box. A few days ago my printers ...
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HP Officejet 5740 printer random characters and symbols

Everything I try to print (pages, pdfs), it will print random characters/symbols. Any idea how to fix this? Using recently installed version of Freya.
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Printer Brother MFC-J5730 no longer works

I have a printer Brother MFC-J5730 that has already worked on Elementary OS but suddenly it stops working, I can still control it via windows but not via OS. In cups i have the mention (idle, ...
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Compatibilty Brother DCP-J152W with Linux Elementary

I recently switched from Linux Mint to Linux Elementary, but now I can not use my Brother DCP-J152W any more, is there a solution to solve this problem or should I buy a new printer that is more up to ...
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The Printer is recognized and installed but it does not print actually

I connected an old HP 1018. The Printer is recognized, installed, but when I try to print, the documents stop in the printing pool. The system (5.0 Juno 64bit) flags them as printed while they're not. ...
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USB Printer not connecting in Juno

Under Loki, my HP LaserJet 1012 connected and worked without any setup or issues but under Juno it doesn't seem to want to connect. Any ideas on how to get it working? I tried the add a printer button ...
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Why does not my printer work?

Please forgive me if this question has already been asked. The fact is that I do not speak English well. What is the problem? The system correctly identified my printer and found drivers for it, ...
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PRINTER HP 3070A HPLIP VERSION NOT SUPPORTED

The HPLIP installed version not supported my HP printer 3070a but Linux Mint, Deepin and other OS support my printer. How do i make it work?
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HP 3520 has stopped working. Which print service does eOS use?

I have used my Deskjet 3520 printer on Elementary OS in the past - I don't print frequently so the OS will have had update patches applied (0.4.1 Loki). I have the printer connected via USB to remove ...
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MF227DW printer driver

I am new to Linux so please ELI5. I have installed the Canon MF227DW Linux drivers off the manufacturer support page. The file I downloaded was this linux-UFRII-drv-v340-02-usen.tar.gz I unpacked it ...
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