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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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 ...
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Windows shared network printer keeps using rear tray as source

I am trying to set up network printing on my Linux Mint 15 (64 bit) system (dualboot with Windows 7). The printer is a Canon PIXMA MG5100 and is connected (via USB) to a computer running Windows XP. ...
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CUPS: Can't set option for halftoning algorithm after upgrade from Debian squeeze to wheezy

After upgrading my main Debian box from squeeze to wheezy recently, I couldn't set the option for my printer's halftoning algorithm any more. It appears that the upgrade of cups that happened during ...
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CUPS Color & Black and White

Yesterday I set up CUPS to turn a USB printer into a network printer. All of the print jobs are being sent to the server from windows and it's working great except for one problem. When I set the ...
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“Filter failed” from hplip

Problem Description - Unable to print Device name : HP LaserJet M1005 MFP USB printer OS : Linux 3.8.13-1-MANJARO #1 SMP PREEMPT x86_64 GNU/Linux Error Description : Cups is working well and ...
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Username conflicts on a central printer queue

We have just switched to a centralized print queue. The printer is setup with lpadmin -p SPScolour -E -D "Sustainable Print Colour" -v lpd://xxx.yyy.com/colour The IT people are saying my local ...
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How to “close” open ports?

A few days ago I started to care a lot about my data security, I end up nmaping myself with: nmap 127.0.0.1 Surprise, surprise, I have lots of active services listen to localhost: $ nmap 127.0.0.1 ...
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User data in evince and cups

Some days ago my evince stopped printing. After reinstalling it and trying different versions without success I figured out that it works from other user accounts on the same box. So which files ...
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Cups configuration does not consider my new PPD driver (Debian Wheezy)

My Brother HL-4040CN is very unpredictible when trying to print images or PDFs. Searching around, I found an accurate driver description file at openprinting.org: ...
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How to make a printer which is recognized but not working print

I'm running a Debian 6.0. I connected an HP 1000 J110 to my server which I access via SSH. Listing the USB ports it recognized it. Also I Pasted the PPD on the /etc/cups/ppd/ folder. Is the PPD my PC ...
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How to force lp from CUPS to print in grayscale?

I want to print an image from a command line: lp -o scaling=//100// image.jpg How can I force it to be printed in grayscale?
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Enable remote printing options with cups-lpd

I am trying to print from SCO OpenServer remotely to a CUPS-LPD daemon running on a Red Hat Linux machine but it is dropping any print options from the print request. For example: lp -d ...
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cups - broken pipe

I just formatted my root partition and installed 12.3 (I kept my home partition as usual). I have a problem with my network printer hp laserjet 4015n. It used to work seemingslessly before. Now cups ...
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how can I configure cups to be used from network machines with windows?

Ive been fighting with "CUPS" since many hours (too many) and I still cannot figure out whats wrong, I installed a printer on a Debian Machine, when I will add a printer I have two options "Local ...
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View all user's printing jobs from the command line

I'm running Fedora 17, Gnome (3?), and using bash from terminal. Whenever I run lpstat I only get a list of my jobs, but every time I go to retrieve my jobs from the printer, somebody else is ...
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CUPS - check if print successful (either python or in system)

EDIT: I forgot to make it clear I'm using python and pycups. The code is python but I shouldn't have thought that was enough. I've dug through the cups documentation a few times and couldn't find ...
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CUPS gives 'Unable to open the initial device, quitting' when printing to network printer

I am trying to print over Wi-Fi to an HP Photosmart D110 printer which is successfully recognized by CUPS. But I only get a sheet with the error message Unable to open the initial device, quitting. ...
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Can (CUPS) ppd files for Mac OS X be used for linux?

I am looking at buying a printer (actually an all-in-one I prefer for the features it provides, but I want to focus on the printer part here) which does not provide linux drivers, but does provide Mac ...
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Ricoh Aficio SP 100su E

After installing a Ricoh Aficio SP 100su E printer (it does scanning as well), I've tried a tenth of the GDI and PCL (5e/6) generic and Ricoh drivers without any success. I've learned from Ricoh that ...
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Get list of installed printers

Inside of a script I send a certain file to print using the lpr command on an user-selected printer. The list of the printers, from which the user selects the one to use, I get using the lpstat -a ...
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How do restore printer settings from a backup

I recently re-installed my system from Mint 12 to Mint 14. Pretty much everything is set as before but I had apparently forgotten about the printers. In order to avoid resetting all the small ...
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Printing PDF with not embedded TrueType Font (cups / lpr)

I have a PDF in which the TrueType font OCRB is used, however the font is not embedded. So I tried to install the font on my system (which is by the way a SLES11 SP2), I did the following things: ...
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Resume last print job from command line

To resume a job from command line I can call lpq which gives me the job number for example 211 and then lp -i 211 -H resume. However is there a way to resume the last job without figuring out its ...
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Problem with Airprint server for iOS 6

I'm trying to set up Airprint server on Raspberry Pi under CUPS. I have done everything like in this tutorial: Configuring the Raspberry Pi as an AirPrint server. Then I have done this: Linux ...
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Samsung CLP-31x printer not working

So, my Samsung CLP-31x series printer stopped printing from Debian 6 applications. Closed source applications such as Chrome work, as does Foxit under Wine. Currently using the foo2qpdl CUPS driver. ...
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Problems with printer page format in CUPS

I'm setting up print server for custom thermal printer on RaspberryPi running Linux Debian and I have a strange problem. If I print a test page it prints OK, same with web page from Firefox, but when ...
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Hold and release CUPS print jobs from command line

Is is possible to hold and release CUPS print jobs from command line? How to do it? I tried cupsenable: sudo cupsenable --release myprinter but it didn't work.
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printing to “One Single CUPS Server” can not find queues if 'ServerName' is a CNAME

Running "OpenSuSE 11.4" with "cups-client-1.4.6-6.1.i586" installed, I try to use one single CUPS-server to do all my printing jobs / to manage my queues. In YaST -> printer I've selected [x] Do ...
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Ignoring “print banner page” flag in inbound LPD jobs (CUPS-LPD)

I have a USB inkjet printer connected to a server running CentOS 5.7 (64). I installed and enabled cups-lpd so that another Unix server could send print jobs to that printer. The other Unix server ...
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printing problems with DDST (aka PCL6) printer RICOH Aficio SP C240DN

I'm having big problems printing on a RICOH Aficio SP C240DN (a color laser printer). CUPS/OpenPrinting doesn't have a driver for exactly this printer. There are similar numbers but not 240DN. It ...
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Where is the printer default option configuration file?

I am using CUPS 1.6.1. I have a problem with printing the pages with one side only. Default option is "one-sided", as in the CUPS web interface configuration. But when I do the printing, it prints ...
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How to specify printer paper size in mm instead of inches?

In eog (Eye of Gnome) 2.30.2, I found no way to specify size unit in mm in Print... and Page Setup dialogs: So I have to convert these sizes in inches to sizes in mm. I'm using CUPS as the print ...
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Can I use a parallel port as a CUPS input device?

I have an old piece of a hardware that does diagnostics on medical equipment. It prints out results over a parallel port. Is there any way to have CUPS accept jobs from a parallel port and redirect ...
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Convert to postscript format using the Backend command before sending to a printer

Without using CUPS is there an way to add something on the Backend line in the print queue to convert all print sent to a queue to postscript from PDF format before sending the output to the printer?
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Is there a way to get the filename (or title) of a completed print job?

The lpq -a lists, among other things, the name of each file printed. Rank Owner Job File(s) Total Size active myuser 2 version.txt 1024 ...
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CUPS compilation fails on Cygwin

I was brave and tried to compile CUPS in a 32-bit Cygwin environment. I used the standard sources from the tarball. All went fine until linking. http://pastebin.com/QSKvLSmT Here's the end of the ...
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lpstat and localization under Mac OS X

How to force "lpstat" utility to show output messages in English under localized Mac OS X (version 10.6)? Example: lpstat -v Shows in Dutch: apparaat voor Samsung_SCX_4300_Series: usb://..... I ...