CUPS stands for Common Unix Printing System, is an open source printing system allowing computer to become a print server and manage the printers on the network.

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Printer drivers

I hope this is an appropriate question. (If not, I'll be happy to delete it.) I run Linux exclusively (home and business). I have standardized on HP printers because the HP driver works well. I don't ...
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Canon LBP2900 driver not available in CUPS

This very model is not listed in the drivers in CUPS. So can I still make it work somehow? I am trying to make a print server with raspberry pi. Where can I get the driver for this model or is it not ...
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What exactly is the “Filter” option in CUPS' printers.conf?

I just stumbled over the Filter option that one can add to a <printer></printer> in CUPS' printers.conf. It is described in the docs ...
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Running lpr through command line and through python different outcome

When I run lpr <filename>.jpg the file prints out boderless (this is what I want). When I run subprocess.call("/usr/bin/lpr " + tmp.name, shell=True) from a Python program, it prints out with ...
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CUPS prints documents scaled so printouts appear huge and cropped from right and bottom

In localhost:631/printers in the "Make and model" column, CUPS correctly identifies my printer as: HP LaserJet 2100 - CUPS+Gutenprint v5.2.10 This is what I want to get printed: Here is ...
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How to continue printing on Xerox 3010?

Scenario: Printer stops, because it lacks paper. I load new paper, then I press button on printer. Printer restarts whole job - ie. prints already printed pages! Is there any way to control this ...
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Linux as a network printer device (Raw, port 9100)

Is possible to configure a Linux computer to work as a "network printer device" ? I have an USB printer that I intend to share in the network like a native network printer device. Is that possible? ...
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How to preprocess CUPS' `lp` with a script for a specific printer?

(How) Is it possible to preprocess lp automatically with a script? Piping inbetween (fileToPrint | script.sh | lp -d myPrinter) is no option for me, because I have a lot of source code that does lp ...
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lpq: “hplj1320n is not ready”

Via SSH I'm logged into a Linux system (Arch) where the user says that he cannot print, even after a restart: $ lpq hplj1320n is not ready no entries From the CUPS web interface Status: Paused - ...
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CUPS web interface does not save changes

I have installed CUPS 1.7.5 on a 64 Bit Debian 8 (Jessie). I enabled cupsctl --remote-admin. Adding printers and controlling jobs works perfectly fine from the webinterface from another computer (I'm ...
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Run a script on CUPS event

Wondering how I would go about running a script whenever an event occurs on my local CUPS server. I know that I can create a subscription through the web interface (send email or create rss feed) ...
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Do CUPS clients need to have PPDs installed locally?

Should CUPS clients need to have PPDs added locally, i.e., should I pass them to lpadmin -P? These clients print via a local print server to a remote print server (ipp://) which I assume is set up ...
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CUPS not working correctly after Debian Wheezy -> Jessie upgrade because of a faulty libpam

I just upgraded a Debian Wheezy to Jessie, by changing the /etc/apt/sources.lst. If important: I pinned systemd to stay with sysvinit, and after the upgrade I removed the pin. If I now do apt-get ...
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Printing on custom paper size / adding paper size to PPD

I have some trouble when printing to custom paper sizes. Currently, I want to print something to a 21cm x 21cm card. So, I created a document with this size in libre office and exported it to PDF. ...
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How to make CUPS 1.5 remember a manually added PPD file?

I'm using CUPS 1.5 on Debian Wheezy. I have to administrate a lot of printers of the same model that is not in the preinstalled PPD database. Whenever I add a new printer (same model as always) I have ...
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how to duplex-print with a HP OfficeJet 6700

I am using SUSE Linux 13.2 with an HP OfficeJet 6700. I want to duplex-print on DIN A4 paper (German industry norm, about the "letter" size in US, to be exact 210x297 millimetres). This is not ...
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CUPS and Kyocera Printer, jobs don't show in printers queue

I have a CUPS server that is working to print to both a Kyocera 3051ci and a Konica Minolta C353. They are both setup to use ipp connections. The issue I've noticed is that when multiple jobs are ...
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Can I print via CUPS on ARM device without drivers by installing CUPS onto an x86 server with drivers?

I just spent a few frustrating hours troubleshooting on a Raspberry Pi 2 only to find out that it is impossible to print to my Canon printer natively using CUPS. Thankfully, my printer supports Google ...
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Printing with CUPS sends signal, but doesn't print

After I initially setup Debian, I installed CUPS so that I could print. I have a Brother MFC-9120CN, which I setup following the Debian printing instructions. After it was setup, I printed 1 or 2 ...
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Manjaro printing with HP Envy 4500?

I'm trying to configure printing on my HP Envy 4500 with Manjaro Linux and I'm running into some issues. First I tried Print Settings > Add Printer > Network Printer > HP Envy 4500 > HP Linux Imaging ...
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Installing Brother DCP-195C on cups

I try to install my printer (Brother DCP-195C) on my Raspberry Pi. Due to the ARM architecture, I can't use the binary provided by Brother. Therefore I use the source files. I have installed ...
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execute script and enter password from one command

I have a script that uses CUPS lpstat -h command. However, the remote server I am trying to get a response from asks for a password. But I need to execute this script from within Nagios, so I have ...
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Trying to reprint from Cups

Trying to reprint a job from localhost cups - can anyone help??? Samsung_SCX_3400_Series-105 Unknown Withheld 851k 1 completed at Mon Feb 16 12:15:44 2015
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Retrieve Print history

Can you help me - i am trying to retrieve print history for feb 16th when i go into http://localhost:631 and cups/jobs I can see the print jobs but there is no option to reprint? can you help!!! ...
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how to add left margin using lpr

so far I tried $ lpr -P myprinter -o "page-left=50" document.pdf $ lpr -P myprinter -o "page-left=50cm" document.pdf $ lpr -P myprinter -o page-left=50 document.pdf $ lpr -P myprinter -o ...
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Lp and lpr postscript printing behaviour

I recently created a wireless print server with cups and samba on raspbian. I'm able to print from every device on my home network but I noticed a strange behaviour: when I print a postscript file ...
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Show connected printers in CUPS

Is there a way to list the available/connected printers in CUPS using the command line or better yet using the CUPS API ? I already tried lpstat -a but it only lists the installed printers and not ...
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allow logged user to enable cups printer using cupsenabler

using fedora 20 it happens sometimes that printer goes on hold. The only way of resuming is from root account (or eg localhost:631 after providing root credentials). I was trying to alter ...
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What connection should I enter for USB printer? (HPLIP)

I am trying to add a HP LaserJet 1320N printer to CUPS. The printer is connected by USB. in the CUPS web admin interface, I selected HPLIP, then on the next page I have to enter Connection. According ...
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Can I print to a remote cupsd without installing cupsd on the client?

I have a networked printer, a cups server and several desktops all having the cups daemon running. This setup works but has an annoyance that if something won't print, the user has to check two print ...
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Safe to uninstall CUPS? [closed]

I'm working with an unix installation with an extremely small amount of disk space. I want to uninstall CUPS since this system is never going to need to print. Is it safe to uninstall this service? I ...
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How to set password of cups 1.3.7 (/etc/cups/passwd.md5) without prompting?

My company is using CUPS v1.3.7, I would like to allow users to be authenticated only in the cups web interface and not via SSH. I imagine, i should use the authentication type BasicDigest in ...
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Forward all print jobs to one printer on CUPS server

Is there a way to send all print jobs sent to a CUPS server to a specific printer? Say printer 1 is out of service, but printer 2 in the next room is working. Can I have CUPS forward print jobs sent ...
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remove cupsd completly?

i tried using apt-get remove cupsd but i found traces of it in different locations and it is still running and listening. how can i rip it completely from my machine? is it possible to remove the dpkg ...
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Samsung printer won't print because of error in foomatic-rip

I have the Samsung CLP-315 printer and it works perfectly with my Fedora 21 installation. Now I wanted to attach it to my Raspberry which is running Pidora. I installed CUPS on the pi and added the ...
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How to debug cups and samba? LaserJet Professional P1102w not printing “filter failed”

Here is what I have tried to verify: smbtree: WORKGROUP2 \\DAN-PC \\DAN-PC\Users \\DAN-PC\print$ Printer Drivers \\DAN-PC\IPC$ ...
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Printing duplex on Linux Mint

I'm trying to print duplex on my new Samsung Xpress M2625D. I installed the driver from the Samsung website and changed the driver setting to duplex. When I print a test page using the button in the ...
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How to change default cpi for `lp`?

I know I can change the characters per inch used by lp with lp -o cpi=12 (or any number you like). But is it possible to change the default value of this option globally? The default, when -o ...
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Run itext script as cups filter

I have an itext script to apply some customisations to pdf files. These need to be done on-the-fly. I can easily do it this way : java -cp ".:itext5.jar" pdflayout input.pdf | lpr -P CP800/print ...
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Formating file in command line for printing

Whenever I print a text file with lpr or lp commands , the words are cut off at the end of one line and continue onto the other, e.g. 'understand' would be split into 'unde' at the end of line one and ...
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Printing problem with ArchLinux and Gnome 3.14 and cups service

Sice a few days (I suspect since I have upgraded to gnome 3.14) on ArchLinux I can't print anymore. If I open the printing panel of gnome control center I get a message like (it's translated from ...
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CUPS configuration assistance

I'm working on setting up Debian Wheezy as a print server (among other things) in our company network. So far I have succeeded at: Installing Debian Wheezy Configuring SSH Getting VNC running ...
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Using x86 CUPS filter on Raspbian

I've tried to use a CUPS filter compiled for x86 on Raspbian, however when I send a printing task I always get this reply. /usr/lib/cups/filter/rastertg failed I would like to know if there is a ...
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How can I workaround or fix a printer offset x0y?

OK, so I have an old office reject printer, the OKI B4350. Works great with CUPS and Evince except for one thing: often it prints the page all messed up: offset from the upper left corner and ...
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How to set up the permissions using the CUPS backend?

I'm trying to write a script that takes command line parameters and parameter order, formats the output from CUPS server backend query, and configure the permissions and locations to install the ...
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How to disable CUPS spooling and print directly?

On my machine runs cups. I have setup a few printers which are provided by a printserver (VPSX). When I print a few jobs they are stored in the local (CUPS) printspooler and only one job is sent. The ...
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View timestamp for CUPS print jobs

I'm looking for a way to view the timestamp of a job in CUPS. I've searched the man pages and can't seem to find it. The long term goal is to have a script that parses the time from the jobID and ...
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How do I debug printers with USB problems via CUPS?

I have two printers that have stopped accepting jobs via their USB subsystem. CUPS sees the printer USB ports, has been able to send jobs to them in the past, but can't talk to them: ...
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When would CUPS use TLS?

I'm running Debian Testing on amd64, with the apt-listbugs feature that tells me if bugs are present before upgrading. Now the package libgnutls-deb0-28 has a serious bug to the effect that "CUPS ...
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Print UTF-8 file with command line tools

I want to print a file using a command like cat filename > /dev/lp0 where the file contains characters like ùàç encoded in UTF-8. Is this is possible or do I need to use CUPS? I'm using an ...