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Printer Properties on Linux

  1. Jun 25, 2010 #1
    I need to set up the printer so it will print on both sides but when I go into System/Administration/Printing and click on the Printer tab and click properties, nothing happens. Am I supposed to re-configure it using the terminal? What should I do?

    I am running Fedora 11
    (I'm not the one who configured the printer)
  2. jcsd
  3. Jul 1, 2010 #2
    What kind of printer is it exactly?
  4. Jul 1, 2010 #3
    hp laserjet, I do not know the model number
  5. Jul 1, 2010 #4
    Can you find out?
  6. Jul 2, 2010 #5
    If you're printing from the command line the way to tell it to do duplex printing is
    lpr -Zduplex filetorprint.pdf

    I think most programs (e.g., firefox, acrobat reader) let you edit the printing command they use, so just make sure the -Zduplex option is in there.
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