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How can I manage my printer?

Postby sonnet » Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:56 pm

I have installed Mint 14 64 bit (Cinnamon version).
I have a Canon MG8150 multifunction inkjet and thus I installed the appropriate drivers.
The drivers seems to have installed properly.
The scan seems to work, and the scan utility the applications/graphic menu' gives me options (ike dpi quality) to manage the scanner.

For the printer, I clicked on the printer wizard in preferences: the printer has been recognized and added, but under options with the same tools, I have no option to manage the printer.
Is there any software already installed or that I should install to manage options like colors/bw ,quality and so on?

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Re: How can I manage my printer?

Postby DrHu » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:53 pm

OK, how about some info, what is your printer management software, is it a canon program or is it the standard CUPS control program
--which can manage a printer easily via its web interface localhost:631 (127,0.0.1:631)
631 is the CUPS port number to connect to its web program.. ... ui/5031720
    GNOME CUPS Manager
    The GNOME CUPS Manager can add new CUPS printers and manage CUPS printers and queues. There are other third-party applications to manage printing, for example GtkLP and its associate tool GtkLPQ, or GtkPSproc
--that's probably what you are using Gnome printer wizard, it is not as complete as CUPS own web interface
    There is no problem using Cups and the Gnome printer wizard together, if you need some additional selections
    --just don't turn off features you are already using, such as your scanner controls..

More compete cups info, if interested..

GtkLP interface style.. ... inux/GtkLP
--not any nicer looking as CUPS own web page, and you don't want to add too many control programs trying to manage one system/device (printer..): it could get messy or confusing..

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