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Questions tagged [cups]

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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Inconsistent formfeeds when using lp/CUPS to print multiple print jobs in separate odd- and even-page passes

TL;DR: I think CUPS is messing up manual two-sided printing and I want to know where to ask for help or to file a bug report (unless someone here knows how to fix it.) I have a duplex (two-sided) ...
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Libreoffice printer list adds entities that don't work. How to suppress?

I have various printers available via CUPS which everything, including LibreOffice, has available in the printing menu. These have useful queue and display names, defined locally, such as ...
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CUPS: server x client

Recently I had two machines in a network with the following configuration: machine 1 with cups installed machine 2 with cups-client installed At first, I thought that machine 2 could submit jobs ...
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Ancient printer driver not working with CUPS

I have an old Lexmark 1100 printer (parallel port LPT1) that is currently working flawlessly on Windows 98. I've tried to make it work on Debian LXDE (fresh new install), live Debian Xfce and live ...
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CUPS PPD - default InputSlot for specific paper formats

I have a printer with multiple input slots. One slot contains A4 papers and one A3 papers. When printing A3, I need to manually select the desired input slot by supplying the InputSlot=Tray2 option. ...
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Brother printer works for every program except gimp

On my Debian 9.4 Linux ("Stretch"), I can print from virtually every program, certainly from Chrome, Libreoffice, emacs, okular and via lpr. However, I cannot print from gimp. The printer is a ...
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Transparent x86 emulation using QEMU on Raspbian

I'm trying to setup transparent x86 emulation on Raspbian according to this tutorial: https://wiki.debian.org/QemuUserEmulation. The issue is that after enabling multiarch and running sudo apt-get ...
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Default Printer Options in CUPS

I would like to set the default paper tray for my HP Photosmart C309g-m, I am following this and when I use Airprint off my iPhone it always defaults to the photo paper tray rather than the main paper ...
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HPLIP: Some packages not installing

I installed HPLIP on my raspberry pi to use CUPS as per here but some packages are simply not installing. I have tried:sudo apt-get -f install hplip, sudo apt-get install qt4-default qt4-designer qt4-...
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CUPS - Selecting a driver for a HP printer

I have a HP Photosmart Premium C309g-m printer. There is no matching driver in the list in CUPS installed on my raspberry pi. I tried to run sudo hp-setup but the terminal said sudo: hp-setup: command ...
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CUPS printer is getting deleted spontaneously

I have a Brother HL2240 printer attached to a Linux Mint machine, using KDE, and shared to my other home's computers. However, it gets removed from CUPS spontaneously. Despite that everytime I add the ...
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Konica Minolta bizhub C224e, CUPS, IPP - Account Track, IPP configuration not working

I'm trying to configure my printer bizhub C224e to work with CUPS while Account Track is enabled. 1) I've added the printer to CUPS via IPP connection, used the official PPD files provided by the ...
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CUPS - jobs getting cancelled on Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5535 via IPP

I'm trying to setup Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5535 to print with CUPS via IPP. I've enabled IPP in the printer admin I've added the printer to CUPS with the manufacturer's driver (Canon iR-ADV C5535/...
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CUPS-PDF not outputting

I have set up a CUPS print server on Raspbian that prints to cups-pdf. I can print to the pdf printer without any trouble from the CUPS settings page. I am not receiving files when I print from ...
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What is my running version of cups?

I am running RedHat 7.1 and have installed, using yum, Cups 1.6.3. Then I manually compiled in a version of Cups 2.0 This did not resolve my PDF printing issue as I had hoped it would. So I want to ...
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Possibility to convert ppd from OSX to CentOS linux

I have one issue and that is, I cannot set our plotter to work with cups server. I have Canon imagePROGRAPH iPF755 Plotter machine and I have set CentOS 7.6 to be a print server for all our printers. ...
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Ricoh MP C2011 printer works using cups on armhf ubuntu, and then stuck “sending data to printer”

Printer: Ricoh MP C2011 (or MP C2011SP?) http://www.openprinting.org/printer/Ricoh/Ricoh-MP_C2011 View PPD file: http://www.openprinting.org/ppd-o-matic.php?driver=PDF-Ricoh&printer=Ricoh-...
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Adding a network printer with lpadmin but using gnome keyring for auth

I am using lpadmin to add a printer to the system, Ubuntu 18.04 for this example. The problem is that the file is stored in plaintext in /etc/cups/printers.conf. Is there a way for it to use gnome ...
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Installation of a Canon iP7250 under Linux

I am having a lot of problems properly installing my brand new Canon iP7250 under Linux (Debian Sid, pretty up-to-date). I actually managed to install it with standard CUPS drivers and it prints very ...
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Is it advisable to remove Avahi and CUPS-browse?

From time to time, Avahi takes 100% CPU and CUPS-browse delays the system shutdown with the message "a stop job is running for make remote cups printers available locally". I know Avahi finds ...
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Get CUPS to align page properly?

Print outs are losing a line of text off the top of the page and adding blank lines at the bottom. Is this a problem with CUPS or a problem with my Kyocera printer driver? UPDATE: it's probably a ...
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Brother MFC-L2710DW mysteriously stopped printing

I'm trying to use Brother MFC-L2710DW multifunction printer/scanner with my Devuan ASCII machine (which is just like Debian Stretch but without systemd). At first, this seemed to work: I printed a ...
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Creating an alias for a printer

CUPS auto-detected the printer in the corridor and assigned to it the name Xerox_WorkCentre_5775_v1_Multifunction_System but I cannot use such a name with, e.g., lpadmin without resorting to some ...
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multiple CUPS servers depending on network

I'm running an Ubuntu 18.04 machine with CUPS 2.2.7 installed (distribution default). My company provides a centralized CUPS server to access all printers of the facility. However, I only get the ...
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Found CUPS add-on PPD file for my Printer, not sure what to do next

I am trying to learn how to implement a printer driver such as like CUPS. I found for my printer a file saying "CUPS add-on PPD file for [X] Printer", and in there it mentions it's a raster one. *...
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How to tell what CUPS type a printer supports

Reading through some of the CUPS docs, the points quoted at the bottom of this post were relevant. My question is how to tell what "CUPS type" your printer supports. By that I mean, there are ...
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How to add a printer using a PPD found using lpinfo

If I run lpinfo -m I get a list of PPD files available on my system: $ lpinfo -m ... lsb/usr/xerox/xrx7855.ppd Xerox WorkCentre 7855 ... foomatic-db-ppds/Xerox/xrx133.ppd Xerox WorkCentre Pro 133 ...
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CUPS: Share printer with generic driver

I've installed a printer with a proprietary driver and shared it on the network (with Avahi). Other computers detect the printer automatically, but can't print because they can't find a matching ...
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CUPS: remove system default destination

In CUPS, you can set system default destination with: lpadmin -d <printer_name> or with: lpoptions -d <printer_name> However I wasn't able to find a way to remove default destination (...
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CUPS - Add a parallel printer connected to serial port?

I'm trying to add an HP LaserJet 6L printer to CUPS, that is connected to linux printing server via a homemade serial - parallel adapter based on this diagram: Adding a printer as a serial printer ...
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How to install specific version of debian linux package CUPS?

I'm trying to install specific version ( 2.2.1-8+deb9u2 ) of CUPS package in debian:stretch-slim linux. But it is giving me the following error. $apt install -y cups=2.2.1-8+deb9u2 Reading package ...
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hp-setup can't find printer connected with USB

I'm having trouble with my HP LaserJet P1102 on an Arch Linux 4.19.2 system. lsusb shows that the printer is connected: Bus 002 Device 005: ID 03f0:002a HP, Inc LaserJet P1102 In journalctl, I see ...
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How to disable CUPS service on reboot with systemd?

I often connect to a network, which has a lot of printers. When printer discovery is ongoing, a lot of distracting messages pop up in GNOME. I use printer only rarely, so I would prefer to keep CUPS ...
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How can I limit engagement with a large office LAN?

I work in a large office building with hundreds of other computers on the same LAN. I don't have any reason to communicate with most of these computers, and when I do, it's always on an "opt-in" basis ...
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Cannot change printer's default options through CUPS web interface

I'm trying to install a Ricoh MP 9003 printer through the CUPS web interface, localhost:631/admin. My department's policy is that we need a username, password, and "lock code" to print to this ...
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How can I see the parameters sent to CUPS for a print job?

I am writing a program that needs to print a PDF file using lp. I can print the file using a PDF viewer and the GUI, but when using lp there are issues. I'd like to see exactly what options the PDF ...
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What does spool mean for printing?

Mark wrote a comment for me I don't know offhand how to make cups not spool, that is, how to make the lpr command only exit after the printer driver has run. What does "spool" for printing mean? ...
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Why are there .O files in /etc/cups?

I have been working on a project on a Raspberry Pi which has necessitated adding/removing printers pretty frequently (mainly because all of the drivers have issues, but that's another story). I have ...
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Unable to print to Samsung M2825ND on Arch Linux

I'm using the printer Samsung M2825ND in my home network. It worked great so far, as well as on Linux as on Windows, but since I re-installed Arch Linux on my laptop, I cannot print any longer. Here'...
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How shall I generate a pdf file instead of a ps file using enscript?

I was wondering why the following generates a ps file not a pdf file? How can I make it generate a pdf file? Thanks. $ enscript -B -PPDF code/bloom.c -o bloom.pdf [ 2 pages * 1 copy ] left in bloom....
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RedHat 7: lpadmin can't find HP ppd file?

I am trying to add a printer on a RedHat 7.5 system from the command line as follows: /sbin/lpadmin -p printername -v socket://printerfqdn:9100 -m hp-laserjet_3015-ps.ppd.gz -L "Room number goes here"...
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CUPS + Canon MG5650: page cropped when printing duplex

I am trying to print on my Canon MG5650 via CUPS. I have a driver "Canon MG5600 series - CUPS+Gutenprint v5.2.11" was selected. I ran the following command to print "one-sided". the results seems ...
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How to create a dummy printer with AuthInfoRequired option

How can I create a dummy printer for CUPS that has realistic support for the AuthInfoRequired option? Ideally this would work even when having the printer on localhost. I was thinking about CUPS-PDF, ...
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How do I share a CUPS printer easily in Linux?

I'm running Arch Linux on two computers. I have been trying to share a USB printer which is connected to a server, so that a client computer can print to it. Following instructions I found here https:...
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Debian: Setting up an Old Printer

I'm trying to resuscitate an old Lexmark 1100 printer on Debian. However, CUPS doesn't have this specific model available in its drivers list. Therefore, I've tried the closest one (Lexmark 1020 ...
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Wait for ink to dry up

I have a Canon MB2110 printer with a continuous ink system supply installed. The printer has an automatic duplex feature. Since the rainy season started, every time I print a two sided document, the ...
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Media selection with CUPS and Xerox Phaser 7500DN

I'm printing from Ubuntu Server 16.04 using lpr -omedia=A4 -PXerox_Phaser_7400DN my_file.ps. I'm using this OpenPrinting driver: http://www.openprinting.org/printer/Xerox/Xerox-Phaser_7400 The ...
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How can I print double-sided with ipptool?

I am using the comming line ipptool for printing, which is a low-level tool in the CUPS daemon for internet printing. IPP is a HTTP-based protocol for internet printers, most current LAN-based office ...
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How do I get Brother printer drivers to work on Fedora?

I have two Brother printers : a QL-1050 label printer (USB-plugged) and an MFC-9330CDW (wifi). Both work fine with an Ubuntu laptop, but I struggle to get them to print under Fedora 28 (actually had ...
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How to reverse-engineer a CUPS printer/print job?

I have quality issue with PDF printing local (CUPS) vs. Google Cloud Printing. (GCP is better, with CUPS I get wrong size, wrong characters, wrong fonts. So I want to know what CUPS does!) The ...