Two instances of the same printer?
andremangan at gmail.com
Tue Oct 28 21:00:43 GMT 2008
The gnome cups manager just makes it easy to switch printers.
2008/10/29 David Ryder <davaweb at bigpond.net.au>
> On Tue, 2008-10-28 at 15:48 +1100, Andre Mangan wrote:
> > 2008/10/28 David Ryder <davaweb at bigpond.net.au>
> > Hi,
> > Does anybody know, if it is possible, how I can set up two
> > instances of the same printer in Hardy? It is a Canon LBP3000
> > installed using the technique and script here .
> > I have tried System>Printing>Copy Printer but the 'new'
> > printer does not do anything. I want to set it up so that it
> > always has the settings I use for envelopes, to make life
> > easier.
> > The way I would do this is to install the gnome cups manager: sudo
> > apt-get install gnome-cups-manager
> > Then "Add a new printer" with the preferences that you want. Whenever
> > you want to print something with that printer, give it "default"
> > status.
> > The printer configuration screen that I think you are using also lets
> > you add printers as well as set the default. The key lies in setting
> > the default.
> > Andre
> Thanks Andre - I tried making the 'envelope' instance of the printer the
> default but whilst the status monitor showed 'printing' nothing in fact
> happened. Revert to the original and set as default and it printed OK.
> Given the unusual method of installing the Canon, I have not installed
> gnome-cups-manager as I do not want to risk destabilising anything. Have
> you, or anyone, got an opinion on that?
> Printing envelopes is darned awkward with Writer (don't know about other
> apps). My printer wants envelopes in Windows (Writer) from the tray
> centre face up but there is no way in Ubuntu I can do it other than
> reverse 270 landscape fed in full width - which, using DL envelopes is a
> very tight and not perfect fit.
> Any help greatly appreciated. Andre - what will
> gnome-cups-manager do / change? I have 3 printers connected without it -
> two Epsons and the Canon are installed and I do use CUPS.
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