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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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 ...
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Printing through a Samba server without recording the password in plaintext

I need to access a printer through a Samba server. In CUPS, I could make it work by entering a device location such as smb://username:password@hostname/printer_name. However, it would mean for my ...
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Landscape Printing in Linux

I'm having trouble printing in landscape mode in a Gentoo (AMD64) installation. The setup: CUPS-1.7.5 CUPS-Filters-1.0.54 ghostscript-gpl-9.14 proprietary brother drivers Printer: Brother DCP ...
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How to install a thermal printer on ARM embedded linux using CUPS

I need to install a thermal printer (MY PRINTER) on my ARM linux embedded system. I have a board with an ARM Cortex A5 Atmel SAMA5D34 processor and linux kernel 3.10. With the buildroot I have ...
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Best way to configure computer lab printers using CUPS (or other print server)?

I manage a computer lab that is used mainly for printing. We've got three identical HP LaserJet P3015s set up and connected by USB to an Ubuntu server, which is then networked to the other computers. ...
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How to print pcl or esc/p code on host-driven printer?

I have a host-based printer (HP Deskjet D2460) and have some printer language files (pcl codes) that I would like to print out. I saw that in cups there are some filters like rastertopcl, etc. which ...
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Integrate custom LPD filter into CUPS

I've stood up a new print server and instead of using LPD we're trying to use CUPS. The old LPD server had custom filters written in C that need to be applied to the new CUPS server. The problem is ...
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lpr ignores options specified by -o

When submitting a text file to a printer (HP Color LaserJet 4650) from a Debian 8/openbox system, the -p or -o prettyprint option is ignored. Printing the same file from a MacOS X system produces a ...
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support for utf-8 encoding with lpr

While trying to send a text file to the printer via lpr from xterm, the content was corrupted beyond recognition, the cause of which was ultimately traced to the encoding of the file. If I instead ...
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Manual Duplex printing

I have a printer (Samsung M2022W) which doesn't support duplex printing. However, I would like to manually print on both sides (that is to say, print even pages, then insert these pages again on the ...
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Print PDF scaled-down and aligned

I want to print a PDF file with all pages scaled down equally (to, say, 70 %). The scaled-down pages should then be left-aligned on the printing paper. This doesn't seem to be possible with lpr ...
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Is it possible to cancel a job in the printer spooler with cancel -a

I need to cancel a printing job in a printer cause the job I want to send is a "high priority" job. I have CentOS 6.2 installed. I know that with CUPS and cancel -a I can cancel all local printer jobs ...
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Can't execute server messages outputed when printing to laser 3 on openSUSE

This is my 1st post and I have a sporadic printing issue I'm needing some help with. I have 3 laser printers setup on my secure network; all ping on different IP addresses; 2 of which are printing ...
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Get driver location for particular printer via command line

This is on OS X 10.8. I want to be able to arbitrarily pull the configuration for a particular printer, so I can use it in a package-creation script. The script (not mine) uses /usr/sbin/lpadmin -p ...
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How can I get my lp printout to *always* be smaller and one sided?

The default output is double sided and too big. I can get better output with lp spec/scenarios_spec.rb -o sides=one-sided -o fit-to-page How could I make those options - -o sides=one-sided -o ...
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How to print password protected pdf with cups from command line?

I have a *.pdf file that is password protected. I have the password and I can view the pdf with mupdf. However, printing with CUPS via lpr -P PRINTERNAME *.pdf does not work. All my printing is done ...
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Duplex printing options using lp or lpr

The default options for a Brother MFC-9340CDW printer, are reportedly (e.g. querried via lpoptions -l) set to: PageSize/Media Size: *A4 Letter Legal Executive A5 A6 B5 JISB5 JISB6 EnvDL EnvC5 Env10 ...
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Know the name of a driver to use on the CUPS gui

I have this Epson L355 printer and according to www.openprinting.org I need to use the epson-201207w driver; however, on the CUPS config panel at http://localhost:631, the list of drivers only ...
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Print EPS file at original size but changed position

I'd like to print EPS files, ensuring they print at their original size. I found out that my default document viewer, Okular from KDE, will always scale to fit size, and I can't seem to find a way to ...
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Canon MF4550d refuses to print from Linux server

We have several Canon mf4550d printers at the office directly connected to Windows 7 machines. I need to print from a Linux server to those printers. I have installed the latest drivers for my model ...
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CUPS filter for a raw queue

I am having issues figuring out how to add a filter for a raw queue in CUPS - if this is possible. Basically, what I need to do, is convert a TIFF to PS before sending it to the raw queue. The ...
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Centralising CUPS config

I have a LAN with a few Ubuntu machines on. They each need to be set up with the same printers. I would like to have a script that copies a centrally stored config to each machine so that they're all ...
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CUPS - no document types are supported?

I'm hoping to eventually share out a printer for my household using CUPS. At this point I haven't made it past the initial config on the CentOS 6.2 x64 machine. Any document type I try to print using ...
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Credential in PPD file: Is there a way to hide it?

We have a copying machine that can be used as a printer. In order to do that, I have to provide a credential in plain in the Xerox.ppd file. Problem: Any user on the system can grep credential ...
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Replacement to CUPS Browse Protocol

The CUPS "browsing" protocol was marked as deprecated being removed at v1.6 of CUPS, due to problems with broadcast and managed networks/WiFi. It's an UDP protocol to broadcast information about ...
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Using a shell script as a virtual printer

I have a shell script that takes a PDF file as an argument and prints it with additional printer specific options. How can I add this script as a virtual printer that can be selected from the GUI? ...
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Raspberry Pi and CUPS with OKI C3200

I'm trying to use my Raspberry Pi (raspberrypi 3.10.25+) as an print server gateway to my OKI C3200.I have successfully installed CUPS 1.5.3 and my printer was detected immediately, so the ...
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How do I get the right `lpr` for cups installed on Ubuntu Server 14.04?

UPDATE It appears the lpr in the lpr package is not the one that works with cups. The questions is, how do I get the cups version of lpr installed? Old Question lpr on ubuntu 10.04 includes an ...
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USB to Virtual Machine XenServer 6.2

I've been fighting with this for a while and still nothing. So here is the deal, I have a XenServer 6.2 machine with many VM. I'm trying to attach the USB Port to the Virtual Machine, to use it with ...