Printing is a process for reproducing text and image, typically with ink on paper, using a printer or a printing press.

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General problem solving steps when print jobs hang in AIX?

What should I do if jobs are getting stuck in the print queue even after restarting spooling? $ stopsrc -g spooler $ startsrc -g spooler $ lpstat -oQUEUENAME | wc -l; sleep 30; lpstat -oQUEUENAME | ...
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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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How much printer memory is needed per page?

My office has an HP 4250 on the network, with 80 MB of memory. I'm running Mint 17, and I'm having a very hard time printing PDF files. To save paper, I usually like to print duplex, with the pages ...
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How to make CUPS 1.5 remember a manually added PPD file?

I'm using CUPS 1.5 on Debian Wheezy. I have to administrate a lot of printers of the same model that is not in the preinstalled PPD database. Whenever I add a new printer (same model as always) I have ...
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Is there a version of the BSD print system's `pac` command in the SVR4 print system

I was reading an old UNIX manual and one of the chapters was on UNIX printing systems. I am used to the BSD system(lpr/lpd) system, and found the pac command kind of cool. If you do not know what pac ...
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Is there an alternative to CUPS?

When printing with Linux is there an alternative to using CUPS? After using it for a couple of weeks printing suddenly stopped working. The 'processing' light would come on and that would be the end. ...
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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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How can I convert raw printer commands back to a postscript or pdf file?

I have a string of raw printer commands that are for my postscript printer saved to a file. I believe there is a lpr option like -o raw which will read these raw command and send them to the printer. ...
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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: Preventing unauthorized access to the printer: I would like only certain laptops that connect ...
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How to view document name of a print job

How do I view the document name of a print job? The closest I've come to the answer is with this command... lpstat -W completed ...which displays several results with a timestamp, but no ...
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How to print pcl or esc/p code on host-driven printer?

I have a host-based printer (HP Deskjet D2460) and have some printer language files (pcl codes) that I would like to print out. I saw that in cups there are some filters like rastertopcl, etc. which ...
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Script to do periodic printing

I have a networked inkjet printer (HP all-in-one photosmart 5510), and currently I have a simple script that reminds me periodically to send a small job for printer so that the ink doesn't dry up. I'm ...
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Adding printer from Gnome 3 on Debian Wheezy, Firewalld not running

I get an error trying to add a printer on Debian Wheezy that FirewallD is not running. I am trying to add a remote printer. There is no firewall on this computer, iptables blocks nothing, and there is ...
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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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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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List All Network Printers (including ones not installed)

It is easy to list the printers you've already installed with this command: lpstat -a However, this does not list network printers you have NOT installed. nmap will scan for all open ports on the ...
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Canon MX 920 prints color even though I specify grayscale

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and installed drivers for Canon MX 920 according to the instructions, Canon Drivers for Ubuntu and Linux Mint. I can print things from Ubuntu to the Canon but my problem is, ...
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Print 25 usernames on the system starting in reverse alphabetic order. Print only the usernames,

how to Print 25 usernames on the system starting in reverse alphabetic order. Print only the usernames, nothing else. You should get the information from the /etc/passwd file.? in UNIX Command
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Gnome printing (Evince): Scale pdf up and center (get rid of page margin)

As you know, latex documents often have quite a substantial amount of page margin. I don't like that. The printing dialog offers the option to print the document scaled up (let's say 120%), but then ...
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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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convert single-page landscape pdf into rescaled double-page portrait pdf

I'm having trouble using convert to do the following: I have a bunch of single-page pdf files whose geometry corresponds to a landscape A4 sheet. The actual content is visually split in 2 pages. ...
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How to set timeout for piojetd backend on AIX?

Question: If we are not using rembak for print queue backend, rather piojetd, how can we set timeout for it?
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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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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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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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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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how to add left margin using lpr

so far I tried $ lpr -P myprinter -o "page-left=50" document.pdf $ lpr -P myprinter -o "page-left=50cm" document.pdf $ lpr -P myprinter -o page-left=50 document.pdf $ lpr -P myprinter -o ...
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Convert pdf to a different page size (US Letter -> A4)

I'm trying to print a simple US Letter document, but for some reason, I just cannot manage to fit it properly onto A4 when printing multiple pages per-list. I have tried converting the pdf using: gs ...
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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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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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Switching from LPD to SOCKET protocol in CUPS?

I have a USB+LAN printer that was USB-connected to a Windows computer and shared via LPD. In CUPS this was configured to be a raw printer. The jobs where processed correctly. I then simply put the ...
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Printer sharing using Fedora

I have to PC and netbook runs on fedora PC - Fedora 21 (Workstation) Netbook - Fedora LXDE Both of these computers are connected to the same network (PC wired and netbook wireless) My HP Deskjet ...
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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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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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How can I print well formatted code

Similar to using markdown on Stack Overflow to create monospace output, how can I do that for my programs. I tried lp filename.txt and was pleasantly please to find that it was able to use the local ...
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using `lpr` to get file name and page numbers printed on pdf

I have a PDF file and I want to print it with the file name and page numbers added somewhere on the page. Is this possible with lpr? If not, what utility can I use to transform the PDF file first? I'm ...
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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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How to merge 2 PDF files with interleaving pages order?

I've got a double-side-printed multipage document to scan with a linear bulk scanner. So, as the result I get 2 PDF files: one containing all odd pages and the second containing all even pages. I need ...
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Empty pages when printing PDF files in duplex

Independent of which printer I use, I often get empty pages in PDF files that I print in duplex. However, duplex does not fail completely. For example, the first two pages would be correctly printed ...
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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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Samsung printer won't print because of error in foomatic-rip

I have the Samsung CLP-315 printer and it works perfectly with my Fedora 21 installation. Now I wanted to attach it to my Raspberry which is running Pidora. I installed CUPS on the pi and added the ...
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How can I print half of a page to a pdf file?

I have a one page PDF file with scanned documents. I need to send only top half of this document to someone. How can I generate a new PDF document with only the top half of the original page, without ...
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Print to a printer attached to the user's terminal in CentOS

I have a server with SCO Unix 505 in which we run an application in Foxbase. I've just installed CentOS 5.5 and made my Foxbase application work in Centos. The problem is that in SCO Unix foxbase ...
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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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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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HP Business Inkjet 1000 does not work on debian wheezy because of expired ink cardriges

HP Business Inkjet 1000 does not work on debian wheezy is ink cardriges are marked as expired, this is a non-feature since cardriges should not degrade on time. How can I fix that? PS. I really ...