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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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Puzzled on connect BLE printer from Linux

I am working on an embedded Linux system (kernel-5.10.24), where there is BT controller in system. Now I am testing it with a BLE printer. I got puzzled when I did following tests. run bluetoothd -- -...
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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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Samsung CLX 3180 doesn't print colors

I recently got my hands on an old Samsung CLX 3180 laser printer. It seems to work quite well with the "Generic PCL Laser Printer" driver. Unfortunately, though, it doesn't print in color. I'...
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Pantum M6550NW multifunction printer driver for opensuse leap 15.5

I have a Pantum M6550NW multifunction scan and copy printer i was using on windows with its proper driver. Now i have installed opensuse leap 15.5 on my desktop ad the printer conneted by usb cable, ...
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Debian bookworm won't print colors

With upgrade to Debian bookworm, color printer prints colors in gray.
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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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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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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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Dependency wierdness - Can't install printer driver

I'm trying to install the driver for my Canon-MX390 printer but when I run the file from Canon it complains about dependencies I already have; Ubuntu 20.0.4LTS $ sudo ./install.sh Canon Inkjet ...
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Wireless multi-function printer setup problem on Feren OS

Trying out Feren OS 2023.04. It does not see my wireless printer. I was able to manually configure it & successfully print, but then it would not recognize the scanner function of the printer. ...
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How do i connect my Brother printer in Linux Mint

I cant get my Brother QL-1110NWB to work, Ive installed zorin os, and now Mint and i get the same problem ive also installed on another laptop and same problem, I'm able to install the printer and the ...
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Printer won't connect via DNS-SD, "unreachable"

I am trying to install a networked printer (Brother HL-L2390DW). The Add Printer dialog finds it without issue, but no means of installing it allows it to work. I've tried the Brother drivers, IPP ...
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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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Printer is 'unreachable', all jobs are processing

just decided to try and set up my Epson XP 225 printer on Manjaro after months of using printing services as I was too lazy to set it up. I installed the Epson driver from the AUR, and it installed ...
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How can I automatically adjust colors between screen and print?

I have a Kyocera Ecosys p5021cdw color laser printer. When I print blue, it comes out as purple. For example, I have a blue box in e.g., Inkscape with color RGB 0/0/255 (CMYK 100/100/0/0), which looks ...
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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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Canon network printer on Arch Linux: stuck on "Rendering completed"

I'm attempting to print via network to a Canon imageClass MF743cdw from CUPS on Arch Linux. I installed cnrdrvcups-lb from the AUR and the relevant driver was available in CUPS, but when I attempt to ...
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One printer, two printer entries (no cups are being used, but only one entry actually works)

I have one network printer attached to my system. I am having trouble because having this one printer creates two entries in print dialog boxes in (some!) applications. The system "Printers" ...
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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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Cannot set default printer

I use Garuda linux and HP printer. When I click "print" from a document viewer, it works. When I type lp -d <printer_name> example.pdf, it works. But lp example.pdf returns lp: Error - ...
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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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How to install Samsung Xpress M2070FW on Ubuntu 20.04 | Samsung M2070 Series

The latest Samsung driver from the vendor page General: https://support.hp.com/hk-en/drivers/selfservice/samsung-xpress-sl-m2070-laser-multifunction-printer-series/16450377 Details of the driver: ...
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Printer stuck on insecure Samba version

I have an HP OfficeJet 8600 printer in my office that's around 10 years old but still works perfectly fine. I occasionally use this printer to scan to a samba share hosted on my DD-WRT router. I ...
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What types of files can 'Generic Text Only Printer's print?

Today I added a printer on linux and tried to print an excel file. Clicked print but no reaction from printer. When I went to printer menu to troubleshoot I noticed that my printer's description was ...
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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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Passing printer inside docker

I am trying to create a docker image with cups to handle my printer. When I do this in my docker compose, cups recognizes the printer and I can add it. On the host: $ lsusb Bus 001 Device 008: ID 04a9:...
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Setting EPSON XP-342 printer on Arch linux

I am running Arch Linux with Gnome and I am unable to set up my EPSON XP-342 printer. I have cups installed and enabled. I installed epson-inkjet-printer-escpr from the AUR. I also installed foomatic-...
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A2 on four A4 pages? | Convert A4 PDF to "A2 on four A4" PDF?

Given e.g. pdf (in any size) how to enlarge it to A2 size and print on four A4 pages? (if possible it would be great if pdf having multiple pages we could split like this, so if there is pdf with ...
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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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unable to find Hp laserjet mfp 226dn printer driver for CentOS7

I am unable to find Hp laserjet mfp 226dn printer driver for CentOS7. Kindly help
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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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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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My EPSON ET-2710 printer has a USB connection with a GNOME managed computer. I can print documents but Image Scan ignores my connection to the printer

My computer is a recent ACER Aspire with GNOME environment. I have connected it to my ET 2710 EPSON printer through a USB connection. No problem to print a document. But the connection to the computer ...
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Getting details on printers with SNMP?

Under which OID is such detailed information on the make, model and features of the printer usually found? I have to answer this question I have been researching and have installed the following apt ...
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How do I get faxes to a folder instead of having to print them with an HP printer?

I've got an HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M479fdn which is capable of receiving faxes and save them in a folder. Only when I look at the interface, it tells me I have to enter a "shared folder". ...
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How to center an image on a page with lp?

OS is Debian 10. I'm trying to print a batch of images with lp. So far so good. Scaling works great, for example. Right now I'm printing with: lp -d "$printer_name" -o ppi=100 -o position=...
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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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Canon printer driver: low DPI

My printer (Canon G7050) can print up to 4800 x 1200 dpi. However, the linux driver I got from Canon is set to 600 dpi only: *OpenUI *Resolution/Output Resolution: PickOne *de.Translation Resolution/...
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"The Print Processor Does Not Exist" when Windows PC tries to connect to shared printer on Ubuntu 16.04.3

I have a file and print server using Samba version 4.3.11, running Ubuntu 16.04.3 (yes I know this version has reached EOL, I plan to update it after I get this working, I'm trying to not change too ...
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How to set `export LC_PAPER=a4` to not break apps?

I had to remove export LC_PAPER=a4 from my ~/.bashrc as it was breaking characters display in screen and some other apps : symbols display wrong in `screen` - ascii or utf . Therefore, question, how ...
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Need command-line solution as Brother Printer stops printing unless restarted physically

I have a shell script code that prints any new PDF generated to a Brother printer which is connected to a MACOS as below lp -d Brother_HL_L2350DW_series /var/pdfs/11.pdf After 2 or 3 days the printer ...
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Printer not working on Void Linux

I have installed Void linux which is otherwise working very well. It certainly is a smooth and stable distribution with a great package manager (xbps) which does dependency resolution also. The ...
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Unable to detect print command failure on remote host

I have a remote Mac that is connected to the printer. I trigger the print on my Mac remotely using ssh from my local system using "ssh port forwarding/tunneling" discussed here. Below is my ...
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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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