|> know how to access this facility from within linux (and haven't got
|> much joy by asking the linux users in the department on this front
Perhaps because Linux itself doesn't care whether you print duplex or not? :)
Kinda like asking a mechanic to redecorate your kitchen. :)
|> Can anyone help?
You can, by letting us know if this printer has a Postscript emulation mode
*and* you can use it for this particular task in this mode. Postscript will
allow duplex *on duplex enabled printers* with
<</Duplex true>>setpagedevice % 0 BeginPage
at the beginning of the print stream going to the printer.
I know you mentioned HP laserjet8000 but I haven't got the time to check it
for Postscript emulation, nor your ability to use that mode, if available.
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