Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?


  Search this Thread
Old 10-23-2006, 04:17 PM   #1
Registered: Aug 2004
Posts: 91

Rep: Reputation: 15
duplex printing without a duplex printer attachment

hello there. I am running Kubuntu dapper and setting up my HP deskjet 5550 printer was a breeze with hplip drivers and cups. It works perfectly except when I try to do a double sided print job. I don't have the optional duplex attachment that attaches to the printer but in windows it worked nonetheless. In windows it would print just the odds then a pop-up window would appear. I would turn the papers over and load them into the paper tray then click continue and then it would print the even pages on the other sides of the sheets. Can this be done in Linux? When I click on duplex printing it just prints out all the pages but staggers them as if it thinks it is printing on the other side of the sheet. Thanks for the help.

Old 10-25-2006, 05:59 PM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Jun 2002
Location: UK .
Distribution: *buntu (usually Kubuntu)
Posts: 2,692
Blog Entries: 9

Rep: Reputation: 45
Erm I was under the impression that to do that without the duplex attachment, you'd just tell it to print page 1 of the job, then put the paper back in though the manual feed and tell it to print page 2 of the job. If you wanted to do the same as you mentioned with windows you'd probably have to tell it too print the odd number series i.e. in the print options dialogue box of whatever you're using to print - that'd be obtained through the file>print facility of most apps (e.g. Open office etc).

Or have I just completely missed what you're asking ???



p.s. erm whenever I've tried to do something similar I have to put "comma seperated values" in the pages box - 1,3,5,7,9 etc etc then when thats done, turn "it" all over and tell it to print 2,4,6,8, etc etc.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Duplex Printer with Good Linux Support LinuxGeek Linux - Hardware 3 10-14-2005 08:06 PM
Printing A5 booklet on A4 duplex printer rjlee Linux - General 2 04-11-2005 02:27 PM
printing duplex and single sided vishnun Linux - Newbie 2 03-03-2005 12:19 AM
Duplex Gollum78 Linux - Networking 3 11-28-2004 11:52 AM
duplex hassan2 Linux - Networking 0 10-13-2004 09:48 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:53 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration