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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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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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CUPS (ALPINE) - CUPS claiming print job completed despite printing nothing, How to debug the issue? (network printer, Alpine, Linux, Docker)

CUPS version : 2.2.6 Alpine Distribution Printer: Network printer URI : socket://192.168.20.185 When I try to test print through CUPS GUI, it shows the job is completed despite printing anything. ...
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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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How to count the printed sheets with a printer server in Raspi?

I'm trying to make my Raspi work as a printer server, I can print from any computer and make a distinction between one group and another. What I need now is to mark me how many sheets it printed, ...
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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 can I reverse-engineer a CUPS printer/print job? What decisions did it take, what conversions did it do?

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 ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 slow startup apparmor=“DENIED” error

I have a fairly recent installation of Ubuntu 18.04. Lately it has been really slow on startup. Another similar question suggested looking at dmesg and there are what look like two errors to me: [ ...
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Can I print on a Linux local printer using a remote windows driver?

I have 10 Raspberry Pi's (RPI) all of which have their own USB Zebra GK420d label printer. After installing CUPS to each of them I can print labels to their printer using EPL2 PPD but it is too slow, ...
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How can I know which page interrupted from CUPS on bash?

I am printing a PDF and My CUPS printer stops because of lack of paper. so I want to know which page to begin with from CUPS. lpr -o page-ranges=${begin_with}-9999 $my_pdf # I want to know ${...
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Why does Avahi see my network printer but CUPS doesn't?

I've set up .local hostname resolution, started cups-browsed and restarted org.cups.cupsd.service. avahi-browse shows the WiFi printer: $ avahi-browse --all --ignore-local | head --lines=1 | tr --...
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How can I tell a CUPS printer that it can accept multiple copies

Can print, cannot select "Number of copies" or "Colour/BW" I have CUPS Google Cloud printer via a Raspberry Pi. It is a industrial printer and uses the Generic PPD* see below. How can I tell CUPS ...
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Print multiple documents and finish all of them with stapler using lp in linux?

I'm using this command to print multiple files with lp in linux but each document is being finished with stapler: lp -d printername -o "HPPaperSource=Tray3" -o "HPStaplerOptions=1StapleRightAngled" /...
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How to know whether a printer is shared on CLI shell?

How can I tell if a printer is shared on the command line instead of CUPS web GUI shell (e.g., http://localhost:631/printers/HP_LaserJet_Professional_P1108).
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CUPS manual duplex printing on Dell E525w Color LED all-in-one in Linux Mint

Dell's Linux support for this printer is limited to a .ppd file that hasn't been updated since 2015, and that doesn't support the manual duplex mode that is apparently hard-coded into the printer's ...
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Forwarding CUPS to a Windows Print Server

I'm not seeing good examples of this. We have hundreds of printers in our Enterprise. I want to configure CUPS to forward print requests to the Windows Print Server with minimal processing. SaMBa is ...
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CUPS “Can't detect file type” after apt dist-upgrade

I ran apt dist-upgrade on my Raspberry Pi and CUPS stopped working, so I can no longer print over the network. I tried restarting the CUPS service (and the whole system), and also removing and re-...
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How can I download a PPD (printer driver) from openprinting in a script?

This is for my Raspberry Pi 3 script to add a printer to a new system (to save time the next time I break it). I want to automate the driver acquisition process using wgetor curl. Any ideas? Attempt ...
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Epson network printer on CentOS 6.9 doesn't respond, why?

I'm trying to get an Epson network printer to work with CentOS 6.9 (32 bit arch). So far I've downloaded the printer's drivers from the manufacturer's website and installed them. I've set up a ...
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Printing to smb with kerberos auth?

I want to set up a printer via samba client to a Windows printserver. I managed to do it specifying this connection string: smb://user:pass@printserver/printer Is there a way to do auth through ...
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Printing to CUPS via SAMBA shared printer slow

We have a Debian print server running CUPS. In CUPS we have a Raw print queue configured that connects to our networked printer via IPP. I've also shared this printer to our Windows users via a Samba ...
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Where can I find the drivers of a Unix printer? (Arch)

Earlier today I went to the AUR repository and downloaded this driver https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/brother-hll2340dw/ for my printer. It turns out, I didn't even need a driver at all and Avahi/...
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Brother MFCL2700DW duplex issues

I have installed linux drivers for the network printer (am using Ubuntu 17.10). That translates to following steps: wget http://download.brother.com/welcome/dlf006893/linux-brprinter-installer-2.2.0-...
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CUPS: How to anonymize the filename being printed

When sending documents to a shared printer using CUPS, is there a convenient way to automatically hide the filename of the file being printed? In other words, I do not want administrators of the ...
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How do I point Linux Mint to a newly compiled Cups?

I have a printer that needs a newer cups. I updated it on my laptop, but I don't remember how I did it. On this computer so far, I have removed the default cups with apt-get remove cups, downloaded ...
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Cups daemon is now running under “cups” user+group. Printers stop working

The cups package in Arch Linux had a recent update with the following changes: Cups daemon is now running under "cups" user+group. Please make sure to enable the new user+group change in /etc/...
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How to find out what process is printing pages on remote printer through STDIN?

Some process sends output of my console over stdin to remote print server. If there is cups printer configured, it prints it. So I need to keep cups disabled. I suspect something is running lp or lpr. ...
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USB printer not appearing in lsusb on Ubuntu 16.04

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 on my PC, and am unable to get my printer to work. (My printer is a LaserJet Pro MFP M127fn, if that matters.) Hopefully the following is enough for someone to help me out. ...
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microsoft surface as printserver using CUPS in ubuntu VM

I installed ubuntu as a virtualbox virtual machine on my surface tablet. Using CUPS, I managed to install a printer driver and print some pages in my old printer (a ricoh SP112, which has only an USB ...
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How to allow CUPs to wake up my printer from power-saving mode?

I'm bringing up my home print server using a RaspberryPi + CUPs. My printer is HP Laserjet MTF m1212nf. Apparently, I was able to setup everything good enough to be able to send jobs over the ...
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Duplex printing feature not recognized by CentOS 6.9?

I'm having trouble correctly setting up an Epson SX535WD network printer to print two-sided (along the long edge) pages. I've downloaded two *.rpm files from Epson's website but I think the *.ppd ...
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CUPS have no configuration file

I removed the cups from my Linux Mint and now when I reinstall it I cannot see the configuration file anymore: /etc/cups $ ls interfaces ppd raw.convs raw.types How can I restore everything? I ...
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How can I force cups to send only black and white to my monochrome printer

How can I force cups to send only black and white to my monochrome printer? By black here, I mean anything not white; that's to say, no grey scale. There are answers here about enforcing grey scale on ...
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No driver for Epson TM-C3500

The Epson TM-C3500 printer is not natively supported on my GNU/linux machine so I installed this driver package. But there was no TM-C3500 listed in there, I tried the (generic) TM driver from that ...
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Error while installing CUPS

I've been trying to install CUPS using the sudo apt-get install cups command, it won't install, instead I get this error message: sudo apt-get install cups Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Can multiple versions of CUPS co-exist on a RHEL box?

I have a RHEL 5.8 box that is running CUPS 1.4. I need to test CUPS 1.7 on it but I don't want to remove 1.4 as I may need to install it again. My question is: can multiple versions of CUPS co-exist ...
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How do I check “textual description” and “textual location” for a CUPS printer queue?

The CUPS command lpadmin has options -D that provides a textual description of the destination and -L that provides a textual location of the destination when configuring a printer queue. How can I (...