Reinstalled Linux Mint 12, now printer duplex problem

Bug #964737 reported by Tadhg McSherry on 2012-03-25
This bug affects 2 people
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Linux Mint
Tadhg McSherry

Bug Description

I reinstalled Mint 12 today to resolve problem with "no logon sound" which is now resolved BUT my problem now is that my Epson Stylus Business BX525WD all-in-one will not print in duplex as it had been doing with the same linux driver which I had previously downloaded from the Epson site. Why?
I noticed that after installing Mint 12 today that I received 358 updates including a Level 1 Mintupdate ver 4.3.8 .
I am relatively new to Linux. Have Ubuntu 11.10 and have no problem printing in duplex with the same driver.

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assignee: nobody → Tadhg McSherry (tadhg-mcsherry)

Tadhg, can you update if you still have this issue or not? For help with getting your printer driver working, consider posting a support request on

And as not for, moved to linuxmint.

affects: → linuxmint
Frank Peelo (f32pnospam) wrote :

I don't know Tadhg, but I have a similar problem. I have an Epson printer, WF-3520, Linux Mint 12 updated to 13 (although uname -a now says it's ubuntu and not Mint at all, so I'm not sure about the version, hmmm.)

This is a new printer, I didn't have it with an older mint, so I cannot comment on it working before. But when printing from LibreOffice I cannot get the duplex setting, chosen in the print dialog, to go to the printer. My wife tells me it doesn't do draft mode either.

BUT: I found that if I try to print a PDF, i.e. not printing from LibreOffice, then it works fine. Also works when printing a web page from Firefox.

So I don't think it's a bug in Mint or in the Epson driver, I blame LibreOffice. It looks like LibreOffice allows the user to select options for the printer, but does not know how to pass them on to the printer!

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