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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Set default print quality in CUPS

Is there any way to set default print quality in CUPS on Ubuntu/Linux? I have a Canon printer and I don't see any option for that in Ubuntu's CUPS interface. $ lpoptions -l MediaType/Media Type: *...
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Debian 9 I am getting “N: Skipping acquire of configured file…” when updating

I have recently been getting the following message when updating. The N: Skipping acquire of configured file... is concerning me. I have looked around to see if there was a solution, but could not ...
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How do I disable banners for remote jobs with cups-lpd under systemd?

I'm familiar with how to disable the banners on a system running xinetd (server_args = -o job-sheets=none in /etc/xinetd.d/cups-lpd). I've located the cups-lpd@.service file, which would appear to ...
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Processing CUPS spooler data file

We are doing image processing of CUPS data file. So we are capturing data files of particular print queue. But we are not able to capture number of copies information in print job. We tried to ...
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Releasing job in CUPS administration does not work

In the CUPS administration interface on localhost:631 for a local USB printer, clicking on "Release job" button claims that the job is released, but when going back to the list of tasks, the job is ...
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libcups2-dev won't install because of libcupsimage2-dev

I'm running Raspbian and want to install Splix, for which I need libcupsimage2-dev, so I installed it using apt-get, which yielded an error saying it has a dependency on "libcupsimage2-dev" which won'...
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Why is my PostScript print quality so poor?

My wife and I downloaded PDF museum passes and printed them on the same PostScript laser printer. To my surprise, hers looked much better! On the left is the printout from her Mac, and on the right ...
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Using two printers with different paper formats in parallel

I use one ordinary ink jet printer with A4 paper size and one thermo label printer with 4x6 inch paper format. I configured those standard paper format in each printer device's settings. Nevertheless, ...
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Duplex printing does not work for letter-sized documents printed on A4 paper

I am trying to print on a network P-4026iw printer running CUPS 2.2.10, and I only have A4-sized paper. When I try to print a letter-sized document, it prints one-sided. In the sense that, if the ...
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How can I use printer-specific paper sizes in Libre Office Writer?

I am printing to 4.0x2.5" paper. My printer knows how wide the paper is. My printer driver is configured in CUPS to default to 4.0x2.5" paper. In evince and okular and various other tools when I ...
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jobs don't print after lpmove

I ran this command to move a job stuck in queue of printerA (this printer is broken) to identical model printerB: sudo lpmove printerA-112143 printerB but now this job remains stuck in printerB ...
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Why doesn't cups-pdf save PDFs to the Out destination? How can I debug cups & cups-pdf for this?

On CentOS 7 (or more exact Oracle Linux Server 7.6) I have installed cups and cups-pdf. Via the web interface I added the Virtual PDF Printer as the default printer. Then I set the destination for the ...
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CUPS: Error Format Not Supported from command line

When I try to print some formats, cups fails: # LANG=C lpr -P impripdf ejemplo.odt lpr: Unsupported document-format "application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text". impripdf is a virtual printer that uses ...
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“Add” button in Gnome Printers greyed out

The symptoms of the issue: you have the "Add..." button in the Gnome Printers window greyed out you add a printer through the CUPS Web UI (localhost:631) but when you open Gnome Printers or run ...
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HPlip cannot find printer/scanner (HP Envy 5010)

Santa brought me a new printer - an HP Envy 5010 but I can't get it working. The paper documentation supplied with the printer was useless (omitted to mention that you need to / how to open the case ...
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Configure Samba on CUPS server to automatically serve printers and drivers

I am trying to configure my print-server to automatically serve printers and drivers for users in our domain.I'm running a CUPS print server through my CentOS7 virtual machine. I installed samba and ...
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How to install printer properly

I have followed this instructions to install my brother MFC-L2710DN driver. After installing the printer, I can see it in cups: MFCL2710DN MFCL2710DN Brother MFCL2710DN for CUPS ...
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CUPS printer class queuing only one print job at a time

I am running multiple dye sub printers as members of a CUPS printer class running on Raspbian. The purpose of this setup would be maximum print performance with multiple devices printing at the same ...
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Linux Server to Printer — Won't Print Color

I'd like to automate a print task. I have a PDF stored on a Linux Server (Ubuntu 18.04) and I'd like to, from the command line, execute a print job of that PDF on a printer elsewhere on the subnet. ...
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Debian: LSB package for OpenPrinting driver

I have an old printer which requires the LSB package in order to install the OpenPrinting driver in Debian: Preparation of LSB-compliant distributions However, the current version of Debian no longer ...
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Mail pdf to smb printing queue

On the place were I work we have a printing system which consists on several printers around different buildings. All those printers are connected to some samba server. When we print, basically what ...
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Debian: Print via USB-to-Parallel adapter

I'm trying to setup an old Lexmark 1100 printer via an USB-to-Parallel adapter. It seems that Debian correctly recognizes the adapter: root@debian:~# dmesg | tail --lines=6 [ 130.042983] usb 5-1: ...
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HP LasertJet P1102 gives no output

I have a client who is running RHEL 6 on multiple servers. Policy forbids upgrade. Policy also forbids connecting it to the Internet. It's accessible for LAN users only. All output is generated in ...
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Slow PDF CUPS printing - Fast from GUI - What conversion is taking place?

I have a PDF file that has been generated by dompdf. Under 2MB, Mainly Text, Minor vector graphic, Embedded font When printed using command line CUPS the printer takes a long time to process and ...
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The printers and settings in `.cups/lpoptions` are not read by `lpstat -a`

I set my printers/setting in ~/.cups/lpoptions as follows, and it was working well and I could select among different printers: Default RICOH fit-to-page=true Resolution=1200 sides=two-sided-long-...
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cups (cupsd) broke when I removed colord - how to print without colord?

Since a recent update, the cups daemon will not print anything anymore, silently queuing but not handling print jobs. When looking for the reason I have found lines like Oct 08 17:14:16 host dbus-...
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Authentication issue with CUPS and AirPrint

I configured a Raspberry Pi as an AirPrint server for an old Canon Printer, using CUPS and gutenprint. Printing a test page from the CUPS web interface works and the printer can be seen by iOS and ...
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CUPS and HPLIP - ensure job was printed

I am using CUPS with HPLIP (HP driver for Linux) to print documents from a bash script. I want to ensure (i.e., check from within the script) that the printjob was sucessfull after a certain time. If ...
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CUPs printer appears in printer list, but does not appear in admin printer list

I'm running a CUPs server, which properly shows an installed printer in the cups printer list at https://cups_server_ip:631/printers/ But it does NOT show up in the Admin printer list (when I try to ...
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rastertogutenprint5.3 not available

I installed the new Debian 10, and now the printer (Canon MG2500) doesn't work. The error is "the file /usr/libs/cups/filter/rastertogutenprint.5.3 not available: no such file or directory". But the ...
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CUPS and Gutenprint

Can anyone help shed light on the main differences between CUPS and Gutenprint? My initial investigation has left me confused almost as if they both depend on each other. They both call themselves ...
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forwarding avahi-daemon socket to chroot

I have a raspberry pi 3b+ installed with raspbian stretch and I have installed an i386 chroot. The problem is the CUPS server require avahi-daemon for printer discovery and I haven't been able to ...
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Why does printing a large number of copies take so long for CUPS to process?

I needed to print 40 copies of a 21-page (2-sided) color PDF document. It took 40 minutes from the time I hit "print" to the time the printer started printing. When I print one copy, it starts up ...
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Mixed-support printing?

I need to generate and print a document where most pages are printed over A4 labels (from the printer’s bypass tray) with some separator pages printed over plain A3 paper (from another tray). ...
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cups remove jobs after 5 minutes

I have a print job that uses ghostscript as a filter to print a composite ps file. This file produces errors to the /var/log/cups/error_log and is not being removed from the queue even after 1 day (...
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How to setup CUPS to keep a log of how many pages I printed?

I have a Debian computer setup with CUPS. I need to record how many pages I'm printing, for work. Is there a way to set up CUPS to store a log each time I print, with the quantity of pages printed?
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Why is my Brother MFC-8440 not showing in CUPS Rasberry Pi 3B

I have a RasPi 3B and I need to put the Brother MFC-8440 on the network so everyone can access it. But, unlike my Samsung and HP printers, this one does not show in CUPS, in LSUSB it shows Bus 001 ...
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Printing PDF using Perl

I've got a script that creates a PDF and sends it to remote print server running CUPS. Using Net::Printer, I set up the printer: my $print_server = "remote_print.server"; my $printer ...
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CUPS central server and multiple slaves

I have a central CUPS printing server in headquarters (ip in range 10.2.x.x/16) and a remote CUPS server in an office (ip in range 10.5.x.x/16). Both servers have full access by VPN. I want to use ...
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cups printer prints raw postscript

I have an OKI B430d printer, which is connected to an Odroid C2 (a single-board computer similar to the Raspberry Pi) via USB. The Odroid runs Arch Linux Arm with a cups server, so every device in the ...
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CUPS - how to create users to control the access to CUPS printers?

I have set up my printer on CUPS ubuntu, and it can be use via ipp. I haven't config the users yet, but I heard that we can pass username and password via ipp url like this: http://username:password@...
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Network printer always printing a single copy

There's an HP MFP M127fn printer on the LAN. Regardless of how many copies the print command is executed with, it only prints a single copy. This issue wasn't always around; I used to run Debian ...
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iptables with cups - hp printer not visible

I have a linux system on which I need to configure the firewall. Unfortunately scanning the network for printers doesn't work after I set the firewall (without the firewall the the printer is seen). ...
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CUPS and a DeskJet on the parallel port - How to fix my printer setup?

I installed KDE KaOS onto a Dell XPS630i. I have an HP DeskJet 500C printer connected to the machine through the LPT on a PCI-e expansion card with a com port and an LPT. The card and printer DO ...
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CUPS to a Windows 2016 Print Server

I have CUPS installed on a RHEL7 system, with client.conf ServerName attribute pointing to a Windows 2016 Server that is managed by the Print Team. After lots of troubleshooting, we've established ...
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Error while printing “cups-waiting-for-job-completed”

Trying to print a document on ubuntu with abobe reader. This error coming up. Tried with other readers also. Interestingly, test page is getting printed.
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Xerox Phaser 3260 printer not working with Cent OS 7

I'm using a CentOS 7 based Linux system (3.10.0-957.el7.x86_64) with minimum packages installed on it, everything is executed via command line only (GUI not supported). I'm trying to use the Xerox ...
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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 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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