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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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Admin GUI to add network printer to WSL2

Could somebody tell me a GUI app to admin network printers under WSL2 as I usually do under a native Linux distro? Thank you so much!
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Why does cupsfilter not use the same filters as cups

I added my own custom filter to cups, to add watermark to every printed page. To do so I added my own script under /usr/lib/cups/filter. Then under /etc/cups/ I added mime.types with: "...
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/etc/cups/cupsd.conf - on a share across 2 servers

I have two servers which has to see all the same network printers. Please advise if I can change the location of the /etc/cups/cupsd.conf file to something like /etc instead? My /etc/cups is the same ...
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Cannot connect Pantum P2500W Laser printer to my network

The manual says my Pantum P2500W Laserjet printer supports WiFi connection, but the only way I've been able to print to it is by using the Pantum Android app. I've tried every variation I can think of ...
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cups print server: How to hold local and remote jobs until released?

I would like to tell my cups print server to hold all print jobs until they get manually released. Using cupsdisable --hold <printer or class> does pause the printer instead and lpoptions -p <...
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CUPS lose some job during printing

We are a public library, every time a user search a book on our web-opac and need to reserve it, the system send a reservation document (PDF) to a printer, that is in our libray warehouse, and ...
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Printer is added to CUPS but is not detected by my client devices on the local network

In my local home network I have server with Debian 12 stable and CUPS server. Printer Epson L3100 is connected to this server. Also I have 2 client devices in local network: Android tablet and Laptop ...
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Permit standard users to add and remove printers

I'm trying to allow non-root users to add printers via the desktop GUI on CentOS 7 without being prompted for a password. I've attempted setting up both a custom Polkit rule and modifying the CUPS ...
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Successfully installed printer driver not recognized in Parrot OS (Debian)

I would like to use a Samsung multifunction laser printer as a local, USB-connected printer, from a recently-installed Parrot Security 5.3 OS, a security-hardened version of Debian. The Samsung ...
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My printer is only printing in economy mode

I have a HP LaserJet Pro 404dn and I can't make it print in high quality. It seems it only prints in some economy mode. The letters are not fully filled . they are not sharp or properly filled. I try ...
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Sometimes printing is completed without printing

I have a Brother laser printer DCP-1612W and when I print some PDFs with images the job is flagged as completed even if nothing was printed (but the printer makes some noise). I'm using brlaser driver....
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I switched to linux Mint and my printer stopped working

I have a Hewlett-Packard HP LaserJet Professional M1132 MFP, a couple of weeks ago I switched to Linux Mint, and now my printer won't work. When I plug the printer in it gets recognized and I can ...
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CUPS + RICOH IM C3500 doesn't accept the paper tray from the print job

I have a puzzling problem when I print to our RICOH IM C3500 printer from Linux (Debian 11): it ignores the tray settings and stops with an error, because it tries to load from the bypass tray, which ...
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cups: Unable to open listen socket for address 127.0.0.1:631 - Cannot assign requested address

I have installed cups on Debian 12. when I start it, I see following errors in /var/log/cups/error_log: Unable to open listen socket for address 127.0.0.1:631 - Cannot assign requested address also, ...
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Printer stops monthly Oracle Linux 8

We got about 50 printers in our network. I've enabled the cups debug level to 2, but I still cannot see a clear reason for stoppage. We have CUPS Version 1.6.3 . We have a workaround which is to ...
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Understand Brother wireless printers installer (Driver Install Tool)

I would like to install printer and scan drivers for Brother wireless printers on linux distro (no matter if dpkg or rpm based) without installer Brother supports ("Driver Install Tool"). ...
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How do I add a printer in OpenSUSE which is being shared by a CUPS print server?

I have a print server running CUPS with a printer attached via USB cable. I want to add this printer to my OpenSUSE tumbleweed desktop. I can't see how to do this. Network discovery in OpenSUSE does ...
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print pdf with no margins

I have a small script that reads a mailbox and prints any attached pdf using cups lp. This is mostly for printing package labels. Some companies however supply a label with no margins which will be ...
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Printer goes offline after every 4 hours

Need help. I am using Raspberry Pi and have CUPS running. The challenge I have is the Printer goes offline after every 4 or 4 hours…is there a way that I can set CUPS to restart after every 3 hours? ...
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Brother HL-1210W Debian 11 / Linux & A6 support

I want to use a Brother HL-1210W on Debian 11 (Bullseye). I added it as wireless printer without drivers but it didnt work. Also the paper size A6 is not listed in its supported sizes. How can I make ...
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cups authinforequirement set domain

I want to change the default value WORKGROUP when cups authinforequired is set to "domain,username,password". Then the user has to enter his credentials in a popup windows when printing a ...
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How to print on endless paper on a CUPS printer using lp/lpr?

The Situation I'm trying to print on a Brother QL-570 I set up on a Raspberry Pi using CUPS. The printer is working well using lp -d Brother_QL-570 test.pdf. However, when I insert an endless label (a ...
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How to log into CUPS admin with Debian "rootless" system?

When I installed Debian 12, I was given the option to not allow root logins. Instead, the system lets me use su each time I need to do some minor maintenance. When I go to http://localhost:631/, ...
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Scanned Pdf documents do not print every now and then with Brother MFC-J6930DW

I have the Brother MFC-J6930DW printer. Documents can be printed with Linux Mint without problems. PDF's created from documents are also no problem to print. If I want to print a scanned document, the ...
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ipptool client-error-document-format-not-supported

The command line command: ipptool http://192.168.1.102:631 print_pdf The contents of print_pdf: { VERSION 2.0 OPERATION Print-Job REQUEST-ID 5 GROUP operation-attributes-tag ATTR ...
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Why is my CUPS printer stalling and failing for print jobs larger than 4 kilobytes?"

So, we have several Redhat Enterprise Linux servers for an internal application that we support in our team at the office. Among other things, the servers send "auto-print" reports of ...
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Brother, CUPS and custom paper size

Does anybody know how Brother does to add custom paper sizes without modifying the PPD? They have a utility with the following usage: CUPS Paper Size Tool (v 0.1) Copyright by 2005-2013 Usage: ...
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How to modify / add CUPS printer attributes like marker-colors, marker-levels or marker-names?

If I add a printer through the GUI the /etc/cups/printers.conf contains: <Printer printername> ... Accepting Yes Shared Yes JobSheets none none QuotaPeriod 0 PageLimit 0 KLimit 0 OpPolicy ...
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CUPS error log is quickly filling up

The printer logs are filling up fast and I have changed the LogLevel to try reduce the rate it is growing. # Log general information in error_log - change "warn" to "debug" # for ...
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How to enable stapling or print jobs with CUPS on linux?

I have a Xerox AltaLink printer that supports stapling. I can print and staple a job if I go to the embedded web server and upload a document to print with my browser, but it would be much more ...
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cups - Set default settings for ANY printers

This is the configuration change I want for any printers added in the future: ColorModel=Gray cupsPrintQuality=High Both /var/cache/cups and /etc/cups have per-printer settings, but I want them to ...
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How to continue printing without the computer?

Using cups (ipp://printername) and a brother wifi printer with 256mb internal memory I want to know how I can continue to print after I shutdown my computer (arch linux)? Currently a print job is ...
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CUPS Printer Connected but no Printing

I just bought a Raspberry Pi Zero W and instelled 32bit OS. I followed all the instruction and installed CUPS printing server. I go to http://localhost:631 press the Administration button, i add my ...
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Manually install a printer without running any cups command

I need to manually install a printer without running any cups command, by copying files from a Debian system where the printer is already installed. I have to proceed by this way in order to make a ...
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CUPS: The printer is unreachable at this time and the printer did not respond

I am getting a lot of printer unreachable messages but it does not tell me which printer is having issues. It only shows the job number. How do I get which printer is having problems? W [02/Feb/2023:...
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Configuring CUPS to password protect IPP shared printers with windows compatibilty

With my current configuration, printers can be installed on windows, but the wizard doesn't prompt for credentials and printing is not possible. Despite supplying the credentials in the url (http://...
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Rotation issue: How to print slides, 4-per-page, using CUPS lp

I am trying to print 4-slides per page using CUPS lp (in landscape). However, the pages do not emerge rotated no matter what I do. (It looks terrible!) I get the same result whether: I use CUPS to ...
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Printer printing blank page between copies when using lp -n 2

Would anyone know why printer prints blank page between copies when running following? $ lp -d Brother_HL_L2370DW_series -n 2 -o fit-to-page -o MediaType=stationery-heavyweight -o Quality=High -o ...
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How to fix stuck CUPS printer shared by remote

I have a server with two USB printers and multiple clients with Debian Bullseye. Clients are spread across LAN with same IP subnet and WLAN with a different subnet. The server shares both printer via ...
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CUPS - Display filename in the Joblist

Is there an option to display the printed filename in the CUPS job list? From the job list, based on the filename user would select the files to be reprinted. Earlier we were able to achieve this when ...
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lp/lpr + Lexmark doesn't return indentation after newline

I set up CUPS to use my Lexmark MC3224 printer by default, but I have an odd problem: after each newline, the text does not continue at the left edge, but continues at the place where the previous ...
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How to add a paper size to CUPS ppd file?

I've bought a pile of non-stand sized paper. I am using a hp printer. I've read https://stackoverflow.com/questions/1028891/whats-the-easiest-way-to-add-custom-page-sizes-to-a-ppd/3112256#3112256 but ...
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CentOS 6/7 to AlmaLinux 8: Migrate printers and postfix

I plan on setting up AlmaLinux 8 servers for all future upgrades of servers. I would like to migrate the configuration from the old SMTP server and CUPS setting to the new server. I was thinking of ...
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Custom CUPS spool directory per printer

Is there any way to have a custom spool folder for a printer in CUPS? e.g. instead of /var/spool/cups/ /var/spool/cups/printername/
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lp print-quality not working

Running following command works, but printer always prints really fast. cat /Users/sunknudsen/Downloads/7663f4bd.pdf | lp -o media=4x6 -o print-quality=5 Printing same file using macOS print dialog ...
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Printing PDF using lp results in toner not adhering to paper

Printing 7433c27f.pdf using lp results in toner not adhering to paper. lp -o media=4x6 /Users/sunknudsen/Downloads/Superbacked/7433c27f.pdf Strangely enough, printing same PDF using “Preview” app on ...
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Is it possible to create PDF with Generic CUPS-PDF Printer to stdout, no to file?

I know that Generic CUPS-PDF Printer can read bytes from stdin. For example, so: cmd = ["lp", "-d", "PDF", "-stdin"] process = Popen(cmd, stdin=PIPE, stdout=...
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CUPS lpstat -r Why do some printers show Ready To print while other printers do not show this

We use lpstat -p to view all printers that are enabled. I've noticed some printers show as 'Ready to Print' and other printers do not? All printers show as enabled. We are running RHEL 6.1
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lprm / cancel both fail to cancel print jobs

I get 2 print jobs I would like to cancel : Tux # lpq photosmart_7200 is not ready Rank Owner Job File(s) Total Size 1st unknown 190 unknown ...
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Linux cups how to change printer profile

Am wondering how can we change printer media size to specific another one from terminal. I checked lp and lpoptions documentation but not found any specific flag regarding media size set. I have ...
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