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    Exclamation Duplicate pages when printing from Sharp MX 3501N

    Hello Ubuntu Friends,

    I'm having an issue utilizing the Sharp MX 3510N printer. It seems like it's printing duplicate pages every time I print.

    Printer Driver: PXLCOLOR.PPD
    Make and Model: Sharp MX 3501N Foomatic/pxlcolor (recommended)
    Printer: Sharp-MX-3501N

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks,

    Luis

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    Re: Duplicate pages when printing from Sharp MX 3501N

    Would you have configured or changed settings for your browser from the cups web interface ? http://localhost:631
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    Re: Duplicate pages when printing from Sharp MX 3501N

    I didn't touch the CUPS we interface http://localhost:631. However, I could verify what the configuration is? Would you like me to see and post? Not sure exactly what Cups web interface does really.

    Thanks for your help!

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    Re: Duplicate pages when printing from Sharp MX 3501N

    CUPS is at the interface between your applications and your printer. In the Administration tab, you can see your printer and the printing configuration file. I thought that maybe you had defined there that each printing job had to be done in duplicate. In that case, check your printer settings from System Tools > Printers or from the application you are using.
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    Re: Duplicate pages when printing from Sharp MX 3501N

    The copies are already set to 1. When I print a Self Test Page it prints duplicates too. Don't see why this keeps happening. No other driver really works and sharp doesn't support Ubuntu

    Do I have any other alternatives? I really appreciate your help!

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    Re: Duplicate pages when printing from Sharp MX 3501N

    Well, I guess I'll have to search further how to do this. Please have a look here :https://www.openprinting.org/driver/Postscript-Sharp/ and here : https://www.openprinting.org/printer...rp-MX-3501N_PS

    I year or so ago, I got a big network Xerox copier/printer to work at my univ by setting up the PPD file for it on my ubuntu laptop. I do not recall how I did it, because I had read a lot of different things and finally one worked (I think I got it from an Apple site and adapted to ubuntu).
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    Re: Duplicate pages when printing from Sharp MX 3501N

    When I do a "Print Self-Test Page", it prints two (2) copies that say the following:

    %!
    userdict dup (\004) cvn{}put (\004\004) cvn{}put

    %%%%If you can read this, you are using the wrong driver for your printer.%%%%

    I tried doing the post script drivers but I need administrator privileges to the printer. Is that really necessary? Or do I just have to make changes to the client side and not printer?

    I really appreciate your help!

    Luis

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    Re: Duplicate pages when printing from Sharp MX 3501N

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=341621&page=79
    It is suggested there reinstalling cups got this message cleared up.

    What do you mean by "I need admin privilege to the printer" ?
    Which ubuntu release are you using ?

    Here is a related bu with HP printer that shows the error you get is related, as said in the error message, to the printer driver : https://bugs.launchpad.net/hplip/+bug/1000923

    Going back to the openprinting page, I found another one maybe better related to your own printer : https://www.openprinting.org/printer...Sharp-MX-3501N
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    Re: Duplicate pages when printing from Sharp MX 3501N

    I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

    I believe the printer needs a Post Script Key in order to enable the post script capability. But this will cost money..

    I ran the following command and issue remains:
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure cups


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    Re: Duplicate pages when printing from Sharp MX 3501N

    Quote Originally Posted by Luis_Rivas View Post
    I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

    I believe the printer needs a Post Script Key in order to enable the post script capability. But this will cost money..

    I ran the following command and issue remains:
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure cups

    Ah..
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