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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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 ...