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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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CUPS prints n^2 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 n^2 as many copies as I request. That is, I try 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 ...
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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, ...