Questions tagged [printer]

Pertaining to peripheral devices which make a representation of an electronic document upon a physical medium.

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Is it possible to prevent users to modify printer options in CUPS?

A small family setup... I have a color printer, and a Linux computer, with CUPS installed. I wan to allow the kids to print, but only in draft mode, and only in greyscale. With CUPS I prevented the ...
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Trouble printing to a Brother HL3170CDW printer on Linux

As the title says, I can't print to my Brother HL3170CDW printer. I'm on Artix Linux (runit version) and have the drivers installed from the AUR. system-config-printer detects the printer, and I'm ...
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How can I make my printer actually print, not just accept print jobs and delete them from queue?

I installed a mint Raspberry Pi 4 with Raspbian and wanted to connect my Brother HL-2240D printer to it. I used the Driver Installation tool provided on https://support.brother.com/g/b/downloadlist....
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HP laser jet M404dn only partly working

Thanks to some good help on here I got the printer working.. but I can't print A5 and I can't print duplex. Does anyone know if this is as good as it gets, or have I done something wrong? I have ...
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Getting a Toshiba 4610 Receipt Printer to work on Linux

I have a Toshiba receipt printer, model 4610-2CR (originally an IBM design), that I want to use from Linux. I have it connected over USB to a computer running Ubuntu 20.04. The output of dmesg shows ...
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HP laser jet M404dn

I have an HP Laser Jet M404 DN printer (USB not Wireless). The printer shows up in the printer memory. It will print a test page from there and will print from emails but won't print anything from ...
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Printer not detected but present on cups server

I have a Brother printer with following configuration: Description: Brother HL-L2360D series Location: localhost.localdomain Driver: Brother HL-L2360D for CUPS (grayscale, 2-sided printing) ...
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Missing autoconf/libtool macros block build of aur package (Manjaro linux)

I am trying to install the package aur/epson-inkjet-printer-201211w 1.0.0-9 (+7 0.00) and the build says that the following macros are missing. aclocal: macro `_LT_COMPILER_PIC' required but not ...
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Can't connect to printer “Unable to locate printer ”877725000000.local“.”

I'm using Linux Mint 20.1, trying to connect to my printer over a WiFi network. I found instructions to install CUPS from the terminal and create the printer interface. However, when I try to print ...
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What are the “CUPS” credentials when trying to add a printer via CUPS web interface?

I've supposedly installed the driver for a printer I want to start using on my Linux system (never mind exactly how). Now, I visit http://localhost:631/ to access the CUPS interface. This works, but ...
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How to: Change Default Scan Type

I have a printer that scans to .tif files by default. When I choose to scan as ocr .txt on the physical printer the file still scans as a .tif. There is no gui for this printer. [orca@orcacomputers /...
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Print of a certain PDF file is fuzzy

My printer normally prints very crisp text, but I have received a PDF (a ticket) that is utterly slow to print and which prints fuzzy. The printer is Xerox Phaser 6140 which has PostScript. I suspect ...
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Printer is always “waiting for the printer to become available”

My printer used to work very well with CUPS and the named driver. Since a while, it often shows the German equivalent of Waiting for the printer to become available (original: "Warte darauf ...
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Why CUPS prints a blank page when the files contain a barcode?

Recently I installed a Canon UFR2 Printer Driver for Linux I own a iR1730 and I tryng to print a pdf file using lp command. I got to identify a "incompatibility" to read a code bar like this ...
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How to completely uninstal HPLIP

I have this annoying popup every time I start my pc and I don't know how to eliminate it and either the HPLIP. I tried this method without success https://askubuntu.com/questions/1056077/how-to-...
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USB printer not identified Ubuntu 18.04

I have some issues with this printer (HP Laser 107a). It might not be a Unix issue but coming from the printer hardware. I suspect the USB cable but I'm not an expert at all in this kind of issue. ...
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Centos 8 Printer Issue - file /usr/lib/cups/filter/bannetopdf has insecure permissions - 'Printing Stopped'

I have recently updated to Centos 8 after several years of using Centos 7 as workstation, when trying to print, in the dialog itself I see : Printer status : file /usr/lib/cups/filter/bannetopdf has ...
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How to install `foomatic-rip` filters on Catalina? CUPS filter error

The goal is to enable printing: through a USB connect Lexmark E210. As I understand it, a .ppd file works in conjunction with foomatic-rip translator. I think this screenshot indicates foomatic-rip ...
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Linux Printer - retry job on another printer

Suppose a printer is disconnected either by power failure or by network failure, When I give it this command lp -d printername my_file.txt the print job would be on hold, so lpstat -W "not-...
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PureOS Ricoh Aficio SP240dn printer support

Using PureOS am not finding compatible driver for my Ricoh Aficio SP240dn printer, anybody seen Universal driver or should I be looking at CUPS? My first alternative is to try a Epson ET-3760 EcoTank ...
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How to pass options to DDST printer with cups

I have a Ricoh SP 112 printer that I am trying to get working. I am using the debian package of printer-driver-foo2zjs version 20200505dfsg0-1 containing the foo2ddst filter needed for the printer. ...
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Are printer drivers still necessary? [closed]

When adding a new printer in CUPS, one can either use a driver for the specific printer model, or use "driverless printing". As far as I can understand, virtually every new printer now supports ...
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Print PDF from command-line (ExtraData PCL XL error)

I have a PDF file that's pretty simple. It's in A4 format, contains text but also graphics (some lines and a barcode). When I print this from Firefox or the Gnome document viewer, it prints just fine....
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Raspberry Pi USB printer shared via CUPS, seen but not working

I have been going mad over my printer, well, not printing. I have been using Linux for years and a Raspberry Pi for a year. Here is the setup and the issue for which I would really appreciate any ...
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Are Avahi and Bonjour compatible?

I would like to set up a network printer on my Linux desktop (Parabola GNU/Linux, derivative of Arch) so that my wife can connect to it with her Macbook. I understand that Linux uses Avahi to share ...
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Network printer found, but not printing

I'm using Manjaro 19.0.2 and want to print on a Canon TS5100 series network printer. I installed manjaro-printer and the printer showed up in the print dialogue without any further setup required. But ...
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Very slow printing with Dymo Label-Printer on Raspbian and CUPS

I have a problem with label printing on a Raspberry Pi: When I start a print on a Dymo LabelWriter 450 Turbo with CUPS and drivers from matthiasbock/dymo-cups-drivers it takes about 6-7 seconds until ...
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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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Thermal Printer - Send image via /dev/usb/lp0

I am working with a Raspberry Pi Zero W, and I am attempting to print an image (jpg/png) file to the printer. Currently, I am having success using commands such as echo "hello" /dev/usb/lp0 and ...
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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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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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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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Can't find Ricoh All-in-One machines' scanners over network with Vuescan

I'm trying to access the scanner functionality of some Ricoh All-in-One printers from a workstation with Debian Stretch using Vuescan, but none of the means I've used can find any of them: neither ...
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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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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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scanner not found on debian

I have debian 10 with gnome, and the printer/scanner HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M181fw. I add this printer using the "graphical mode" (not command-line). The printer works, in the setup I see both ...
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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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Default GTK printer is LPR rather than using the CUPS default

I set the default printer in the cups configuration website (and it says that the selected printer is the default), but the GTK printer dialog always select "Print to LPR" as the default instead of ...
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Add Unknown Old Printer to Linux OS

I found a very old never used printer "Canon Cp-220" and i wanna use it with my Manjaro distribution i found out that i need the "Gutenprint" driver collection , i have installed that distribution ...
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Canon MF743Cdw on Linux without drivers?

I hate printers. I have terrible luck with them. I just had a Brother HL-3180cdw die on me (right after the warranty expired, of course) in a way that will cost more to fix than the printer cost. That ...
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How to setup Canon wireless printer on Linux

A new Canon PIXMA TS6250 has wifi interface to setup and apps to set it up via wifi network but none of them are for Linux. In the process of first seting up, the printer creates its own access point, ...
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Copy machine refuses my pdf [closed]

I regularly need to convert pdf document in A4 format into US letter format. Following Convert pdf to a different page size (US Letter -> A4), I use pdfjam --outfile out.pdf --paper letter in.pdf ...
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Thermal Printer drivers on Raspbian

I have recently bought a thermal printer (NPI NP-KV30DK), and I was trying to make it work under linux (Raspbian to be exact). I have already installed cups but I have no idea how to make the printer ...
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On installing driver for HP Laserjet Pro M15a

Does anyone know how to install driver for HP Laserjet Pro M15a for Ubuntu 19.04? I tried ./hplip-3.19.6.run Creating directory hplip-3.19.6 Verifying archive integrity... All good. Uncompressing ...
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Printer is not printing

I have Ubuntu 18.04.2 and I tried to install my printer Samsung M2070 following this list of commands found on this tutorial (that is unfortunately in Italian): sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade ...
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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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Printer found but won't print

I have a network printer, model is Canon MF4890. I have downloaded correct drivers, opened all ports between the printer and the rest of the LAN on the firewall, and can find the printer through CUPS ...
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Print from Peppermint 9 networked through tethered Android phone

I have an 11 year old ACER Aspire One zg5 netbook running Peppermint 9 with a dead WiFi card, so I use an Android phone (Motorola One) to tether via USB to another PC; everything works with no issues (...