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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Cups “add printer” page returns forbidden on web interface

Cups "add printer" page returns forbidden on Web Interface on http://localhost:631/admin I tried adding my main user to "lp" and restarting, but no change. I also tried setting at the top of the ...
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Samba AD DC not showing printers

I have setup my Ubuntu Server as an AD DC using Version 4.1.6-Ubuntu. When I try to access the printers share from a Windows Client I am getting an "Illegal Function" error. I tried it from Windows 10 ...
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SafeQ Linux Client

I installed SafeQ Client for Linux by installing libcrafter and ysoft-client debs. However, my printer (Konica Minolta bizhub 224e) won't print it and all jobs are canceled by CUPS. I never got ...
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Cups using print server and local printers simultaneously?

At the place I work, we have a print server, where all the printers generally available are listed. In order to use that printer server (let's say it's name is printers.example.com) I had one line in ...
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How to print from CUPS 1.5 client to CUPS 1.7 server?

I have several Ubuntu machines on a network. One has a printer and all the others have an /etc/cups/client.conf1 file that points them to this box. All was well until I upgraded the one that acts as ...
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Mac OSX, how to auto generate a select box of locally installed printers?

Short introduction into the current architecture of a POS program which I am currently developping: + Web based database server + locally installed Mac Mini (Yosemite, headless) with database mirror, ...
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Where does cups store its configuration?

I want to do a backup of my cups configuration to transfer it to a new system. But where does cups actually store the printer settings? I've watched /etc/cups/ but the only thing that happened when ...
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CUPS & Raspbian - Printer turns on but does not print

I am new to the UNIX exchange... I have been setting up a home print server on my raspberry pi using CUPS. I have managed to get it to work with one of my printers, but not with an older Laser ...
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How to generate ppd file with foomatic in Fedora 20

I installed foomatic to try and find a PPD file for my HP OfficeJet J4680 printer. However it does not have one for my specific printer in its foomatic-ppdfile list. Is there a way to manually ...
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How to reset printer queue shared by Samba?

When replacing Ricoh Aficio PLC driver with Ricoh Aficio RPCS driver, Windows clients can niet use the printer anymore because an exception is risen. The preferences of the printer do not fits the ...
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How do I share a CUPS printer with a Windows VirtualBox guest?

I'm currently using Ubuntu but I have printing set up with CUPS. Is it possible to share a CUPS printer with a VirtualBox Windows guest? Or, namely Windows 2000.
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Printing in Debian Jessie Without avahi

I'm looking for a way to print to a networked HP LaserJet 600 M602 in Debian Jessie and I can't seem to find a solution that does not pull in avahi as a dependency. I don't want avahi because it ...
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Set default options in cups

The CUPS docs say to change the printer defaults by .... lpoptions -p printer/instance -o name=value The option I want to change is FXColorMode/Output Color: *Color Black So I have tried .. ...
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CUPS Postprocessing not completing

I'm using CUPS postprocessing to OCR PDFs printed to a cups pdf printer If I manually trigger the python script it all works fine However, whenever I call any of the individual components, or even ...
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Generic PCL 5 printer prints garbage on first page

I have an RPi hooked up to my Dell 1720 printer, with a Generic PCL 5 Printer - CUPS+Gutenprint v5.2.9 driver running the thing. When I go to print, nine times out of ten the first page is garbage. It ...
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CUPS does not recognize bluetooth receipt printer

I've been given for testing purpose a mobile receipt printer and I am trying to set it up in cups. I've successfuly connected to it via lubuntu blueman-manager and printed test page via cat ...
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Cups not core dumping

Even though core dumping is enabled on my system and is working for every other processes, cups is setting its soft limit to 0 over-ridding the system defaults. I've yet to find documentation on how ...
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LPR or CUPS print to Airprint printer

I've seen many a blog posting describing the process of using CUPS to present a non-airprint printer to iOS devices. However, I've dug high and low trying to find if anyone has figured out how to ...
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How to make CUPS show a USB printer as disabled when it is disconnected?

I'm using CUPS on an ARM single-board computer to share a USB printer over the network. To conserve power, the printer is usually powered off via a remote-controlled power outlet and only switched on ...
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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 - ...