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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Set default margins in cups?

We just updated our server from CentOS 6 to RHEL 7 and after setting up our HP LaserJet 600 from ppd, I'm noticing that all print jobs now have about a 2" margin at the top of the page. Is it ...
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Printing from terminal on HP printer [on hold]

i have a problem to printing from terminal on HP printer. If i print from GNOME works, if i print from terminal, in most case i have "Filter failed" and it takes long time to print, i use this command:...
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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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can't access CUPS interface

On attempt to access cups user interface at localhost:631/admin (or others) firefox gives "unable to connect". When i'm launching netstat i see no cups demon listening to port 631. Please help me to ...
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Restrict a user so it doesn't have permission to do anything

I am trying to create a user whose only goal is to authenticate and receive jobs and files from a virtual printer (CUPS) in his home directory. The user should not be able to do anything at all. Even ...
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Printing problem with ArchLinux 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 printing on network printer with built-in user management

CUPS on Linux found our brand new office printer, a Canon iR-ADV C5535F, part of the imageRunner Advance C5500 series. I downloaded the PPDs for Mac OS X and told CUPS to use it, which CUPS allows ...
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avahi-discover and avahi-browse show no addresses

I'm trying to get a network printer working. The printer is a Konica-Minolta Magicolor 2200, and I am running Arch Linux. I was using this guide to see if I could work out something. My (current) ...
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CUPS prints n² 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 n² as many copies as I request. That is, I try to ...
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hplip 3.16.2: no installed HP device found (while CUPS finds it)

I was investigating further an issue already reported here. The problem is: after having upgraded the hplip driver to 3.16.2, the scanner in my all-in-one printer HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M277dw does ...
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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 cups....
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Watermark in cups

how can i add a specific watermark in top of all papers that printer print in cups ? i need make a header for all pages. is it possible ? my watermark is a text or a photo. I need a way I want add ...
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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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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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Unable to access CUPS /admin page. A TLS fatal alert has been received

We have several servers where the CUPS /admin interface is utilized. It was brought to my attention that several of them are no longer functional. The config is fairly simple and I cannot find a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Unable to change the default printer

When I use the command $ sudo lpoptions -d Deskjet-F300-series it won't change the default printer. $ lpstat -a Deskjet-F300-series accepting requests since Sun 10 Apr 2011 11:02:12 AM CEST ...
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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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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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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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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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Do CUPS clients need to have drivers installed locally?

If I use CUPS, should clients have drivers installed locally? Example: say we have 1 Networked PC with Linux, 1 Print Server (or CUPS, Samba Print server) If the Linux PC wants to print a document ...
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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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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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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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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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View timestamp for CUPS print jobs

I'm looking for a way to view the timestamp of a job in CUPS. I've searched the man pages and can't seem to find it. The long term goal is to have a script that parses the time from the jobID and ...
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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 ...