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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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CUPS - Printing process stuck in "Connecting to printer."

I am trying to set up a Raspberry Pi running on Raspbian GNU/Linux 11 (bullseye) as printer server. My printer is a Brother-MFC-L2710DN. I have connected the printer and the computer with an ethernet ...
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Should I disable cups, lvm2-lvmpolld and lvm2-monitor?

I am using the Cinnamon Desktop Environment in OpenSuSe Tumbleweed, btrfs with grub snapshots without lvm. I don't need to use a printer. Will disabling these services cause problems?
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How to print text files using CUPS configurably

When I try to print a text file using CUPS, it comes out with a very small font and negligible margins: head -n 450 /usr/share/dict/words | tr '\n' " " > t /usr/lib/cups/filter/texttopdf ...
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How are printing jobs scheduled between users?

I was how printing jobs are scheduled when multiple users/computers share a remote printer? Is it first come first served, based on user specific priority, based on the time need to transfer data from ...
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How to get supply levels of a printer via command line (macOS)

I'm trying to get the supply levels of a printer via the command line. So far I was able to get some information with a lpoptions (marker-message property) command. The problem is that the status of ...
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new MINT installation: printer not available: is cupsd-browsed running?

I have reinstalled debian (bullseye) MINT clean and printing fails - no change from default installation! I have tried with a cupsd.conf file copied from an installation where printing works, but ...
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How to connect a CUPS printer to a Fedora box through a firewall?

I have bought a new printer and connected it to my LAN/wifi with an Ethernet cable and I can access the printer from my phone. But when I try to add the printer to CUPS on a Fedora box that is also ...
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Connect Windows shared printer with Centos 7 Cups on different networks

For a great deal of the weekend, I have been trying to add a shared printer on a Windows laptop in a local network to the Cups instance of a Centos 7 instance on a different network. It's not working ...
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Debian and Cups - Missing SMB

I want to replace an old server with Debian Stretch and have now installed one with Debian bullseye. With Debian 11, I am now missing the possibility to insert a printer Windows SMB in Cups. With &...
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Unable to print with lp "No such file or directory"

I have a setup that worked fine (on Synology NAS), until a recent update. lp can apparently not print, even though the printer seems to exist okay: $ lpstat -p -d printer HP8210 is idle. enabled ...
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Controlling print jobs using CUPS API

So I am using CUPS installed on a linux machine as a printer server in a local network. The problems is that, before directly sending the Print job to the network printer, I want to impelement the ...
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how to reflash printer manually

My printer is a HP 1020, and I successfully installed all of the drivers and hot plug, but it still has a problem. When I reconnect the printer, hot plug can upload firmware to my printer, but when I ...
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Is there a way to change USB Printer URI?

I'm on Raspbian and I would like to add my USB printer to CUPS. If I try to add the printer, I noticed, that my USB printer is detected as "Unknown" with device URI usb://Unknown/Printer. # ...
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PPD file Konica Minolta bizhub 185

I want to install my printer Konica Minolta bizhub 185 on raspberry pi (raspbian) using CUPS. When I open administrator page CUPS show me, that printer is connected via USB, but when I want to ...
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Shutoff CUPS printer

I am using a server running cups. Attached via USB is a printer. In order to reduce the power consumption on that printer, the printer is connected by a power outlet, which could be switched on or ...
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How to check if printer is out of paper

How can I check if cups printer is out of paper using commands only (no gui). EDIT: Is it possible to check that using python? EDIT2: I tried it with different printer (EPSON TM-m30). When I try to ...
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Formatting text for printing to laser printers as well as line printers

I have a large custom built application for a client that runs on Java on a Linux system. It produces a number of outputs (bills, etc) that are automatically printed on multiple printers. The way it ...
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Cups "sending to printer"

Since some weeks, i try to get my Printer "HP LaserJet 107a" running via usb. Unfortunately i dont get over the point where cups says Sending to the printer. The Printer starts and heats up, ...
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Does a CUPS client need samba for the printer to work properly?

A couple days ago I reinstalled Manjaro (GNOME) while keeping my home directory unchanged. Everything works fine as far as I can tell, except for the printing. Before the reinstall I had no issues ...
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cannot start Linux Mint Cinnamon anymore - disk full

hoping for some help as I have searched for ages and tried heaps of things, but getting nowhere... I shut the lid of my laptop one afternoon (putting it to sleep) and then next day went to use it (...
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Adding Wifi Printer to Live USB fails

I am not completely new to Linux and use Fedora as a daily driver, but the texlive issue for Fedora 35 is making me temporarily move to Manjaro Gnome edition as a dual install. However, no matter what ...
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CUPS print slow with IPP

I'm new to using CUPS. I'm trying to speed up the printing when using an IPP:// connection. It seems to wait for the printer to become ideal before sending the next Document. I have tried multiple ...
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lpoptions seem to be ignored

I've been trying to print a pdf file with the following command in a bash script: lp -d MY_PRINTER -o ColorModel=Gray -o print-scaling=fit file.pdf however it consistently prints in color, and the ...
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Is there no way to change a printer name without editing the conf file?

The only instructions I have seen for changing a CUPS printer name involve editing the /etc/cups/printers.conf file which you are not supposed to do. However, lpadmin apparently has no command for ...
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cups-pdf : Multiple printers with different targets

I have on my CUPS server multiple network printers, and I added a cups-pdf virtual printer. All this is working. Now I want to add another virtual printer who save the PDF file to another folder. I ...
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How to make the cups client.conf file optional?

In order to print when I'm at the office, I need to add a file /etc/cups/client.conf with content ServerName our.cups.server/version=1.1 However, when I get home, the existence of this file makes ...
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Printing wine via CUPS PDF

for years I printed a MS Access (via wine) report via the CUPS PDF printer. I used custom margins to make it fit perfectly on 2 sheets of a5 (ledger style / landscape). Something has changed and I can ...
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When I want to print "A4" with cups via IPP via VirtualBox (Win8) via tea4cups, it looks as if it prints "letter"

My system: Debian 10 based Linux cups: 2.2.10-6+deb10u4 cups-tea4cups: 3.14~alpha0+svn3576-1 VirtualBox: Version 6.1.22_Debian r144080 VirtualBox guest: Windows 8 Microsoft Word in VirtualBox: 2019 ...
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Is it possible to get cups-browsed to use hplip driver

We have some old HP printers (HP LaserJet 400 M401dn) that really suck when using IPP. When using IPP, the are very slow, and often fail to print complex documents as the run out of memory. These ...
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How can I use my own filter with Cups

by the past I was able to use homemade filter to support a legacy system with a specific printer name. lpadmin -p PCL2PRINTER -i /root/pcltoprinter.sh -v cups-pdf:/ -E I used this often and my ...
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fix dependencies for hplip on old debian

I have (LMDE2) debian 8 (jessie) and want to install network printer. My printer is supported in hplip v3.18.5 but only v3.14.6 is available, therefore I need to compile hplip from source. There is ...
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CUPS: The printer is unreachable at this time

I have the following problem: I setup my printer EPSON stylus SX525WD via CUPS. To do so, I: Accessed the web interface at http://localhost:631/admin Clicked on "Add printer" Selected ...
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CUPS: silent authentication printing

Under Debian Buster, I am looking for a solution to print with CUPS but without having to provide the password each time. Under Windows, I just had to enter the credentials for the desired printer ...
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How to edit /etc/printcap?

We recently changed domain and host name on a RHEL8 server from old.domain.name to more.better.name. I happened to notice a reference in /etc/printcap to old.domain.name. [user@box ~]# cat /etc/...
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CUPS - How to show the paper size of a queued job?

I am troubleshooting my Raspberry Pi CUPS printer server which is having trouble printing a specific paper size from my Fedora laptop. My printer, connected via USB to my CUPS server, cuts off ...
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Unable to detect a failed print on a remote system using ssh

Below is my code on linux that prints a PDF on a remote MACOS system. echo "Printing ssh -p 3335 ibrahimince@localhost 'lp -d Brother_HL_L2350DW_series $HOMEDIR/Printed/$NEWFILE'"; echo &...
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Is there a command to get model/driver/ppd of existing printers for use with `lpadmin -m`?

I'm setting up CUPS of one server to have the same set of printers as another CUPS server. I generally live in the CLI and it's a long list of printers, so I was wondering how simple this could be ...
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"Document Settings" not remembered when printing from mousepad via cups

I am using mousepad as notepad/plaintext editor on Debian 10. I am printing via cups. When I print from mousepad, following dialog opens: When I click the checkbox "Enable text wrapping", ...
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Cups - libcups.so load failure in Debian unstable

I have a Star TSP700II thermal printer connected via USB. When I try to print a test page in CUPS web interface I get these 2 errors in CUPS log: E [23/Jul/2021:17:37:03 +0100] [Job 27] libcups.so ...
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How to debug CUPS not sending jobs to printer?

tl;dr: Rather than just try a bunch of stuff until things work and then try another bunch of stuff next it breaks, how can I go about systematically understanding why CUPS is telling me jobs are ...
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Automatic Configuration Using Bonjour

I'm on http://localhost:631/admin (fedora) and attempting to install a printer via CUPS. I'm trying to find my URI to use: lpinfo --include-schemes dnssd -v returns no results? Is anyone skilled at ...
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Suddenly "Filter failed" message from cups

I was using a Kyocera TASKalfa 4052ci Printer over the Network without major issues but suddenly I can't print anymore, I get a "Filter Failed" message on the cups site. My error_log says: E ...
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Cannot print from CUPS to Windows attached HP Printers

Client has a CentOS 7 system (with all updates) and a large number of PC's running various flavors of Windows connected to the LAN. Many of these PC's have IBM and Epson dot-matrix printers attached ...
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FreeBSD printer jobs will not print queued jobs but lpc shows printer enabled

I solved this problem by restarting the lpd service. However, if it is possible to determine, I would like to know why this situation developed and what other solution might be used. The host ...
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Raspberry Pi Cups-PDF not printing from Mac

i have a raspberry pi where i have installed cups-pdf. If i try to print at my raspberry pi with this printer, everything is working fine, the file is created under ~/PDF. After that i tried to ...
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How to reconcile lpstat -s output with lpr invocations

I have a question about lpstat on FreeBSD-12.2. Specifically, I cannot see the relationship between he output of lpstat and the printer name actually required by lpr. For example. I run lpstat -t ...
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Creating some type of buffer or merger for CUPS print jobs

TL;DR: Need to optimize CUPS jobs. The old and optimized version I've been using prints 30 labels in 10 seconds, the newer unoptimized prints 1 in 16 seconds. I suppose they achieved this speed by ...
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printer list in CUPS admin interface differs from printer list in application print menu

Fresh CUPS installation under Debian. Started from empty /etc/cups. No manual configuration so far. LAN connected to office plug. CUPS admin interface (browser > localhost:613 > Administration &...
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CUPS problem: jobs from script are on hold

I am still new to cups, so it may be an absolute easy change of the conf. file etc. but I can't get forward from here. My issue is, that I can print without any problems files by the command lp blank....
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How to set options for "Print to LPR" in the gtk print dialog?

The question is how to set options, e.g. -o fit-to-page, for the lpr command (seems to be the default) or lp, if possible, while using the GTK printing dialog: I have tried: Set the options in .cups/...
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