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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lpadmin add a network printer

I am having problems configuring a laserjet printer using lpadmin. I am using the following command: $ lpadmin -p LaserJet -E -v socket://10.1.1.1 -m laserjet.ppd lpadmin: Unable to copy PPD file. ...
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CUPS doesn't count the copies of documents

I have a Samsung ML-5515DN connected via usb to a Debian 8 pc, with CUPS installed. This pc works like a printer server and I have connected to it a Windows 7 pc. In windows I have configured the ...
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How to set cups to use all paper trays on a printer?

Our sales application runs on Linux. We have our printers set up in CUPS using the supplied Xerox Global Print Driver. In each printer settings it has a drop down for what paper tray to use, but you ...
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unable to install anything using apt-get because of insserv

Whenever I try to install something using apt-get I get the error messages involving insserv. I have tried install many different packages but everything give same error. And apparently, CUPS package ...
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Printing to CUPS from Windows

Am running Fedora 23 on a desktop connected to HP Deskjet F2400 and I want to print to it from a Windows 10 laptop. I have cups installed, but I have a few problems: I don't know the username and ...
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Set up printer to only use A4

I have one size of paper: A4 - not letter, not legal, not A3, but only one size and that is A4. It is therefore frustrating again and again to see Linux try to print out on another size, which of ...
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Removing Unknown Printer

I ran hp-setup from the hplip package to install an HP Officejet 6700 connected to the network. The setup program crashed on the first attempt, and succeeded the second time. The issue I'm having is ...
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Print image to cups-pdf without rescaling

If I print a png file to a cups-pdf printer, using lp, the pic is adjusted to the page size (i'm assuming), even though fitplot is false. lp ~/Pictures/tux-db.png Here is output of lpoptions: ...
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How to change password for SAMBA printer on Kubuntu 14.04

On my desktop at work with Kubuntu 14.04 I have (actually had) access to a network printer (Windows printer via SAMBA). After changing the password of my account I naturally have to reconfigure the ...
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cups restarted automatically

I have installed a cups service on a CentOS 7.1 64 bits. We have some problems with a printer and the only thing I can see on logs is /var/log/messages: May 18 12:11:37 isis systemd: Started CUPS ...
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CUPS driver for HP laserjet CP1525nw

I just got my CUPS server setup, and I really like it. I have my other black and white printers working fine on it. When installing my HP LaserJet CP1525nw I got it ready to install on windows. I cant ...
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Proper way to add the same printer twice with the same default settings: Evince doesn't respect those settings

I want to add the same printer multiple times with different names and different settings. For example one time with color the other time with black white. I did this using the default printer ...
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Cannot print pdf from applicaton, lp works fine

Running Linux Mint 17.3 and I have installed a RICOH MP C3003 printer using cups with drivers obtained from http://www.openprinting.org PDF. The speciality may be that I have to use locked print at my ...
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lpr/cups to screen instead of printer (to see how page will look)

I'd like some way of knowing how my document is going to look when it gets printed with lpr without actually wasting paper and ink. My specific problem is that I'm working with tabular text that ...
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Is there a way to convert zjsstream to a human readable text file?

I am printing from windows system to ubuntu print server, the spool file built in Ubuntu system is "Zenographics ZjStream printer data (big-endian)". I have used command "zjsdecode" to convert the ...
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Changing the directory for print spool files in linux

The default location of print spool files is /var/spool/cups in Ubuntu 14.04. I tried to edit the cups-files.conf file which is located in /etc/cups/ directory, but I'm unable to change the directory ...
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How to find ppd's in printer-driver-escpr?

This is a puzzle to stimulate you: I am installing an Epson XP-830 printer in Debian (wheezy). Openprinting doesn't list it (it's new), but the -820 seems like a close match. (Epson's own website ...
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How to add printer to CUPS using Ghostscript hl7x0 driver?

I run Arch Linux 64-bit and strongly prefer not to add multiarch support for 32-bit software, so I do not want to install the proprietary 32-bit driver for my Brother MFC-J4710DW printer. Research ...
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CUPS: Adding printer fails with “Unable to get list of printer drivers: Success”

When installing a new printer using the CUPS web interface, instead of displaying the list of drivers only the message Unable to get list of printer drivers: Success is displayed. No printers can ...
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Using cups to print to windows domain with password in a separate file

Every guide I've seen so far that explains how to print to a Windows print server from CUPS, indicates to put the username and password, in plain text, in the Device URI either in the web interface (...
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Reduction printing of pdf into the center of the generated image [duplicate]

Is there any way to do reduction printing of pdf into the center of the generated image? CUPS usually generates the reduced image located in the top-left corner. For example,if the size of the paper ...
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Does snmp rely on or need CUPS to function?

I am trying to secure my latest hosting server, and realized that cupsd is running. After checking, it's running on all of my servers. In the name of security, I decided to permanently disable this ...
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CUPS limit pages per job

I am searching for a way to use Linux as a printer-server and i need to be able to limit the pages per printjob. So i for example want a maximum of 5 pages per job. No quota for a user or a timespan. ...
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Problem installing Canon LBP7010C printer on Linux Mint

I recently bought a Canon I-SENSYS LBP7010C printer, but I am having issues getting it to work on my Linux Mint 17 system. I installed the drivers from Canon's website successfully, but when I try to ...
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LPR print, can it be directly to printer?

I have a USB printer, connected to a network print server (TL-PS310U). I want to print from Debian/Ubuntu to this printer. The queue is named 2409ee3c, but when I try to use lpr, it says that I need ...
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CUPS prints n^2 as many copies as I want

This has baffled me for a few weeks now. I have a Kyocera network printer set up in CUPS, and whenever I try to print to it I seem to end up with n^2 as many copies as I request. That is, I try to ...
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Is it possible to print with Chinese characters using Linux Cups Server?

We have printer installed and configured in CUPS server. It is registered in Oracle apps and when we print any report in English language from Oracle apps it is printing correctly. When we try to ...
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How to make printer added through CUPS show up in the default printer list on Centos

I have added a network printer with cups, I can send a test print page through the cups web interface. However the printer wont show up in the default printer menus (i.e. when you press through ...
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CUPS job-name document-name

I have CUPS 1.6.3.22 on Centos7 and when I print from AIX6.1 machine the job gets no name-title so it shows "Untitled" on the Jobs web page in the column "Name". And I want no banner page. I know ...
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Lexmark Printer with Debian Jessie

I went through some trouble (see below for part of this trouble) to install Lexmark T420 printer drivers in Debian Jessie, and they are now almost working. However, when I try to print a PDF file with ...
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cups - client.conf - How do I use local printers without it?

I am running cups 2.1.2 and according to the documentation, the configuration file /etc/cups/client.conf will no longer be supported in the future. If I remove that configuration file, I cannot print ...
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How to preserve mime type in CUPS forwarding?

I installed a small CUPS printer which accepts only application/postscript and converts this into a bitmap. Using a generic postscript printer driver I can directly print to this device without ...
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CUPS Error Printer is not Responding

I've purchased generic USB POS Receipt Printer and on supplied mini CDROM I've got driver installation scripts (binary) for 32bit and 64bit Linux. Since I am working on 64bit Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS with ...
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Cups on slackware want to force encryption

I want cups use https forced instead of clear http I have tried DefaultEncryption Never In cupsd.conf,but give error and cupsd don't start Then export DefaultEncryption=Always in /etc/rc.d/rc....
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raw printing - graphics mode

I have been playing with a 9-bit Epson LX-300 dot-matrix printer under Debian. So far was able to: send plain text to the printer: echo 'Los comandos para configurar > /dev/usb/lp0 change the ...
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Printing two pages per sheet from the command line

Say I start off from a PDF document, say of 12 pages, viewed with evince. To produce another PDF of 6 sheets, with a page setup of two pages per side, I normally use the "Print to File" device ...
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Printing text to pdf using cups-pdf doesn't work

I installed cups-pdf 3.0 beta 2 on a Redhat 7 OS. I compiled the code manually (as per the instructions on their site) after I installed cups-devel-1.6.3-17.el7_1.1. I am running cups-devel-1.6.3-17....
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Sharp AR-5516 printer on Linux

I have a Sharp AR-5516 printer, which has no ppd file on openprinting.org. We tried to modify the AR-5220 and AR-5316 ppd files to work with our printer without success. My question: Is it ...
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My printer retains some memories from previous jobs' settings

At home, I'm the only one using Linux; everybody else is on Windows 10. We are using a Canon Pixma MX515 printer connected to our LAN. Recently, I noticed a strange behavior. After someone else (from ...
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CUPS-PDF is very slow

I'm using CUPS-PDF printer to produce PDF files. Everything works properly, but problem is the time which CUPS-PDF printer needed to complete a job. For a PDF file with 25 pages CUPS-PDF need more ...
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Store Windows print driver on Samba for a CUPS print server

I'm trying to setup a (Debian) print server for both my Windows and Linux (Ubuntu) workstations. What I aim to have: Printers are configured on print server's CUPS. Queue are created and managed (...
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limitations of CUPS command line printing of image files

I have my default printer set: lpoptions -d HP_ENVY_5530_series. I can print some text: echo HELLO > h.txt lp h.txt CUPS understands many different types of files directly, including text, ...
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Print Dialogue configuration to command line

I need help figuring out which program gets called with what all arguments when I print a file using the standard print dialogue with a specific configuration, so I can automate it using a script. ...
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How to print from Arch Linux via Wi-Fi to Canon MG6450?

I have a Canon MG6450 with Wi-Fi enabled and an up-to-date Arch Linux installation with cnijfilter-mg4200 3.80-1 installed. I can see the printer in print dialogues (sometimes it takes a second to ...
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Dell 3110cn USB printer not detected

I have a Dell 3110cn printer that I was previously using as a network printer with success on my ArchLinux box. Now I have to use it as a USB printer (I can't use LAN anymore) but it is not ...
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Use LAN printer over the Internet

I would like to be able to connect my laptop to my network printer while I am not at home, what would be a good way to forward the printer and to configure CUPS on my laptop?
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cups: connection timed out

Per title I'm showing connection timed out in the /var/log/cups/error_log. D [29/Oct/2015:17:43:32 -0400] cupsdSetBusyState: Printing jobs D [29/Oct/2015:17:44:04 -0400] [Job 11441] Connection ...
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Managing the printer

We implemented CUP to deal with batch jobs (e.g. 500 PDF files per batch) printed on a network printer. Under the old way of printing (Microsoft print spooler) the user could select to "print and ...
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Unable to enter CUPS admin section to add printer

I am unable to add printer on CUPS page. When I am trying to enter section, a password prompt appears: root credentials are not accepted. Also I have set separate password with lppasswd -a root ...
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Printing to Linux CUPS printer from Mac El Capitan - fills error_log and doesn't print

any ideas on this one? I'm trying to print to a CUPS printer running on Debian from a Mac running OSX 10.11 El Capitan. When I try to print, my /var/log/cups/error_log reads: D [12/Oct/2015:00:59:04 +...