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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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 ...
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Printer is not recognized by CUPS

I have a printer (Product code: PRP-085, Vendor BIRCH), I'm using Fedora 20 KDE (also tested on Ubuntu 13. 10) and CUPS 1. 7. 2 My issue is printer is not recognized by CUPS, the output of lpinfo -v ...
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I'm wondering about CUPS security. What can I do?

I run Debian Wheezy on a old Acer Aspire One ZG5 model netbook as a server. I have a printer shared to all my other systems and I'm worried about security. On the server I have IPtables set up to ...
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Canon network printer: Unable to open the initial device, quitting

I have a up-to-date Arch Linux and Canon drivers installed from the AUR (cndrvcups-lb). At work I have a Canon iR-ADV C5235 printer, that I want to get working. I added the printer via the cups ...
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Specify MIME type to CUPS's lpr command

It seems when you pass a file to lpr (or pipe to it), it attempts to guess the MIME type. Sometimes, however, it guesses wrong—and then attempts to print something "interesting" at best. Is there a ...
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CUPS: Spooling to printer is slow

Spooling to my PostScript printer is terrible slow. Today I printed a simple webpage where the .ps-file was 55kb. Sending it to the printer took 5 minutes. I have the feeling that CUPS is generating ...
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Internal Server Errors with CUPS

Recently, I get internal server errors with CUPS. > sudo lpinfo -m lpinfo: Internal Server Error Here is my /etc/cups/cupsd.conf. I’m not even sure where to start. I tried commenting out ...
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Can't print pdf file with lpr

I am currently using Arch linux. I am trying to print a pdf file for the command line, it is easier that way as I need to print several range of pages. Just for testing I issue a command to print a ...
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How to show the CUPS printer jobs history?

I am printing some files from a remote computer to a network printer with the lpr command. It apparently worked, but some minutes later when I typed lpstat or lpq, the job had already disappeared, it ...
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RPM: Installed (but unpackaged) file(s) found on Centos 6 with CUPS 1.7.1

Trying to install CUPS 1.7.1 on Centos 6.5 via RPM, I use: # rpmbuild -ta cups-1.7.1-source.tar.bz2 --without dbus --without libusb1 but stops with below error: Checking for unpackaged file(s): ...
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CUPS libusbx-devel is needed error when trying to build cups-1.7.1 from source

I have been trying to build CUPS 1.7.1 on RHEL 5.6 using $ sudo rpmbuild -ta ./cups-1.7.1-source.tar.bz2 and was getting: error: Failed build dependencies: libusbx-devel is needed by ...
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Why doesn't cups detect my canon selphy USB printer

I recently upgraded my system to a fresh install of Linux Mint 16. I was hoping that would support my Canon Selphy CP770, since that is claimed to be supported by the new version of Gutenprint. ...
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Printing on serial printer via cups

I'm trying to set up my serial printer with cups, but I can't see any serial port in cups config page nor via lpinfo -v. I have serial port at /dev/ttyAMA0. I was trying to set proper permissions for ...
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How do I set up a PostScript print queue to share a PCL laser printer and add PS fonts?

I would like to take a $100 PCL-compatible laser printer and hook it to my home network either through Wi-Fi or by connecting it directly to a Linux server by USB. Instead of using the ...
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How can I determine user base page limit for a printer?

I'm using Debian Linux. I want to determine user base page limit, different page limit for different users, for a printer. I can determine page limit for printer with CUPS but can not determine page ...
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Enter user authentication details for a printer?

I have a printer which is configured using the correct drivers. However, the printer requires user authentication (i.e. a username and password) to print. Where are authentication details usually ...
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Can't print to PDF using cups-pdf; used to work, now “failed to set file mode” printing as non-root

Here's something really odd: something that used to work fine in Debian, and then broke, even without a dist-upgrade. I used to be able to use the CUPS PDF virtual printer to print anything to a PDF ...
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what interface does lpsched provide that cups does not?

Work has a Linux stock/erp custom system that uses the Unix System V (Solaris, SCO, HP-UX) lpsched program that someone who used to work here compiled for RHEL/CentOS 5 i686 (I have no idea why or ...
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Installation of Canon Laserjet LBP 2900B Printer drivers in Linux Mint-16-Cinnamon-64 bit

Respected and experienced folks, A bit of research on the net tells me to "install" Synaptic Package Manager from the Ubuntu Software Center to the above mentioned Linux Mint version! If it helps, ...
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CUPS denies access to printer

I've got a printer hooked up to my workstation (running PCLINUXOS2012) by USB. All was well until the last time I tried to apply updates to the packages - it went rather pear shaped - lots of upgrade ...
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How to print file with the PCL escape sequences?

I have CUPS and use a program that produces the raw PCL format of the document I want to print. I have no problem printing a plain text file as lp filename but when I give a file that has PCL or ...
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foomatic-configure producing weird perl warnings

I am using CentOS 6.4 and trying to use the 'foomatic-configure' for print information and am receiving some weird errors: Perl: v5.10.1 foomatic: foomatic-4.0.4-1.el6_1.1.i686 Command line: ...
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How to setup HP printer in CUPS?

hplip and hplip-cups are installed. The model is LaserJet P4515, but is not listed when I want to setup the printer. How do I setup a HP printer?
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Logging full paths to printed files in CUPS

We are trying to configure the CUPS printing service into the protected enterprise network, and we need to store full paths of printed files (instead of local filenames without directory, as it is ...
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CUPS and printer security

I would like some help on securing a networked printer. Specifically, I'm interested in the following: 1) Preventing unauthorized access to the printer: I would like only certain laptops that connect ...
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How to make the printer Canon Laser Shot LBP-1120 work in Elementary OS Luna (Ubuntu 12.04 TLS) - 32-bit version?

I had previously created this question + answer, but that would not work for me after a while. I am looking for an alternative.
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Default printer in KDE 4 printer dialogs

How can I configure CUPS and/or KDE so that my printer is the default when I hit print in any KDE application (as opposed to the PDF printer)? It is set as default in CUPS, but that seems to have no ...
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How to print (Cups, lpr, whatever…) in grayscale in a _generic_ way?

Problem: E.g. Cups just offers options to manage colors. Unfortunately they are specific to the manufacturers model. I.e. xerox is using e.g. "XRXColor, BW", Dell "ColorModel, KGray" etc... I am ...
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I can't connect with CUPS

I installed CUPS following the Debian Wiki instructions with: apt-get install cups-client cups-pdf cups Then started the CUPS service, /etc/init.d/cups start, and then tried connecting to ...
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How to run an interactive script in CUPS's pipe?

On our custom system, we run a Windows VM. The task is to print via the system below it (linux), which is responsible for the identity management, such that print jobs can be accounted at the print ...
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CUPS timeout for change status to error

I recently installed CUPS 1.5.3 on my Debian Squeeze server. I don't think it's relevant but I think the latest version is 1.6.3, right? However, I'm installing with aptitude, so I'm getting this ...
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lpr: How to specify the page range “3 to end”?

The CUPS doc does not say how to specify a page range such as "3 to end". Can this be done without knowing the number of pages of the document? So something like lpr -o page-ranges=3-end -P myprinter? ...
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Possible to limit number of cups printers?

The way I have configured CUPS on my workstation is by echo 'CUPS_SERVER=cups.example.com' >> ~/.profile echo 'export CUPS_SERVER' >> ~/.profile When I open the print menu in any ...
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Edit Cups web interface

I have a Ubuntu desktop installation running Samba + CUPS and this gives me a very nice printing server in the clients Windows environment. However when I look at the printers queue the "name" shows ...
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errors from Windows clients accessing printer via Samba despite CUPS working

On CentOS 6.4 (newdc), I have CUPS 1.4.2-50.el6_4.5 installed, can access its web interface. There I set up our main shared printer, an OCE Imagistics cm2520, and successfully printed a test page. ...
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Does SerNet compile Samba 4 with CUPS support? (How to tell in general?)

I have SerNet Samba 4.0.9 installed on CentOS 6.4. How can I tell if it was compiled with CUPS support?
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Can't Change CUPS password

I am running CrunchBang based on Debian 6. I can't do anything printer related. It is saying I am unauthenticated. I have tried: family@familydesktop:~$ sudo lppasswd -a family Enter password: Enter ...
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CUPS can't print to printer on network

I am having problems printing to the printer connected to my (SBS2003) business's network. I know the IP of the printer and I can ping it and even print files from it by going to 192.168.0.50 in ...
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Setting up CUPS and Brother Wireless Printer

I am running Fedora 18 and have CUPS and the brother printer driver and CUPS wrapper (provided by brother) installed on my machine. The printer model is the MFC-255CW. This printer works seamlessly ...
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CUPS error log contains “No such interface `org.freedesktop.ColorManager'”

On my Ubuntu 13.04 laptop, CUPS writes this message into /var/log/cups/error_log for each printer on restart: W [25/Jun/2013:10:00:26 +0100] AddProfile failed: ...
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Find used drivers for printer

My printer CANON PIXMA MP170 (usb) doesn't work on Debian 7 amd64 but does work on my Ubuntu 12.04 i386. I've tried a lot of tutorial about this but no success. So for now I'd like to to know more ...
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Configuring CUPS PDF writer for PDF/A output?

Can the PDF pseudo-printer in CUPS be configured to emit PDF/A files? If so, how to do it? I'm using CUPS 1.5.3-5 and CUPS-PDF 2.6.1-6 as provided by Debian Wheezy/7.0. Despite CUPS PDF Format - ...
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Installing HP DeskJet 3520 in CUPS

I am trying to install this printer into CUPS under Debian 6. The printer is automatically detected correctly and then I have a list of drivers to choose from. There is no driver for the 3520 - so I ...