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I can't get HPLIP to duplex, and I have now wasted many pages of paper, and ink trying to get it to work.. I have it set to "Duplex - ...
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    HPLIP Not Duplexing


    I can't get HPLIP to duplex, and I have now wasted many pages of paper, and ink trying to get it to work..

    I have it set to "Duplex - Long Edge" in the HPLIP control panel, yet it still prints one sided.. My printer does have the automatic duplexer, and it works in Mac OS X and Windows no problem.. Only in Linux is it having a problem..

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    Please provide more information.

    1. Distribution+version of Linux you run
    2. Kernel (uname -r)
    3. Print controller software you use (CUPS or LPR).
    4. Anything else that can help pinpoint the problem.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubberman View Post
    Please provide more information.

    1. Distribution+version of Linux you run
    2. Kernel (uname -r)
    3. Print controller software you use (CUPS or LPR).
    4. Anything else that can help pinpoint the problem.
    Well I gave up on linux alltogether on my laptop due to crappy support, but this is what i had:

    Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit
    Whatever kernel 10.04 comes with, latest updates, i think 2.6.34
    I think it was CUPS

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    Sorry to hear that you gave up on Linux. FWIW, I've had better success with hardware on Ubuntu 9.04 than the newer versions. Some of the peripheral hardware API's changed, and not necessarily to the better...
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubberman View Post
    Sorry to hear that you gave up on Linux. FWIW, I've had better success with hardware on Ubuntu 9.04 than the newer versions. Some of the peripheral hardware API's changed, and not necessarily to the better...
    My main problem was ATI's FGLRX, performance was bad, and open source drivers were worse.. In windows, i can get 20% CPU usage watching 1080p AVC video, in ubuntu it maxes out and skips.. can't sleep laptop from kernel bug with my bios, and battery life was poorer.. so i gave up and went back to win7 64.

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