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Questions tagged [printer]

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

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/var/log/warn and messages get written full with io/hpmud/musb.c 997: invalid bulk out endpoint [SLES11]

A couple of month ago I installed a HP LaserJet P3015 and some days ago even tho the printer worked it flooded my /var/log/warn and /var/log/messages files with the same message over and over again ...
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Hardware independent printer driver

In my experience printer drivers are compiled for a specific OS and CPU architecture. Assume a Lexmark E210 Printer. The files seem to be the C source files for LINUX operating systems. Are these ...
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How to convert xqx files into actual text using a command like xqxdecode?

Let's say I have an XQX file (A printer stream file) that I got from LibreOffice Writer, how can I extract the text from that that file using xqxdecode? After reading the documentation for the ...
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CUPS - Selecting a driver for a HP printer

I have a HP Photosmart Premium C309g-m printer. There is no matching driver in the list in CUPS installed on my raspberry pi. I tried to run sudo hp-setup but the terminal said sudo: hp-setup: command ...
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Canon LBP6000 USB printer doesn't print out

We have problems in installing Canon LBP6000 printer driver for Linux (Debian Based) We install the driver and it appears in Drivers, however it doesnt print out. Additionally We have PID error in ...
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hp-plugin install issue so I cannot scan

running Ubuntu 18.04 and printing well using my HP printer I have an issue with the scan. I can connect to my scanner (using Simple Scan or xsane), however, that's all. Error shows up saying I have ...
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printer queue stuck with a “unable to find trailer dictionary” error

I tried to print some PCL files directly to my HP printer and that apparently screwed up the print queue somehow. Rebooting the system does not help. lpstat says: printer xyz disabled since ... ...
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lsb file listed for printer, but no drv file

I installed the hplip package and when I do lpinfo it lists the correct lsb file for the printer I have: lsb/usr/HP/hp-laserjet_m604_m605_m606-ps.ppd.gz HP Laserjet M604 M605 M606 Postscript but ...
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command-line printing with auto rotate and center

I'm print pdf with command-line lpr -P <printer> <file>. I do not know how to enable auto rotate and center option.
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Adding a network printer with lpadmin but using gnome keyring for auth

I am using lpadmin to add a printer to the system, Ubuntu 18.04 for this example. The problem is that the file is stored in plaintext in /etc/cups/printers.conf. Is there a way for it to use gnome ...
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How to run a script when ever I send a print job to a specific print queue?

I am running Arch-linux and Openbox. Arch-linux has been fully updated today. I can power on and off my printer, a HP LaserJet 2200, using a shell script & keyboard shortcuts associated with the ...
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Dosemu - Waiting for printer to be On-Line

I´m installing an old accounting program in Dosemu and It runs very well until it’s time to print a report. The program checks that the printer is on-line prior to sending the information and it gives ...
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HP LaserJet Pro MFP m26nw won't print as a network printer on Linux Mint 19

I can get it working over USB, but we really want this on the network. The printer is an HP LaserJet Pro MFP m26nw, the OS is Mint 19.1 64 bit Mate. After installing, the test page job changes to a ...
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How to install a Brother HL-L2395 on Slackware 14.2x64?

Just got a Brother HL-L2395, and am trying to get it printing from a "vanilla" (from an original 14.2x64 dvd) Slackware 14.2x64 install. I first got it connected to my wifi, typing the wifi password ...
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Brother MFC-L2710DW mysteriously stopped printing

I'm trying to use Brother MFC-L2710DW multifunction printer/scanner with my Devuan ASCII machine (which is just like Debian Stretch but without systemd). At first, this seemed to work: I printed a ...
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Copy printer settings from one computer to another

I have configured a network printer on one machine. Now I want to let other users with other machines use the same printer using my account. Is there a way to copy my config file to a target computer ...
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Duplex printing on Kubuntu by default

When I was using Ubuntu 16.04, duplex printing worked like a charm with my Brother DCP-J4120DW. However, I switched to Kubuntu 18.04. This makes Okular the default document viewer and also my document ...
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Found CUPS add-on PPD file for my Printer, not sure what to do next

I am trying to learn how to implement a printer driver such as like CUPS. I found for my printer a file saying "CUPS add-on PPD file for [X] Printer", and in there it mentions it's a raster one. *...
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How to tell what CUPS type a printer supports

Reading through some of the CUPS docs, the points quoted at the bottom of this post were relevant. My question is how to tell what "CUPS type" your printer supports. By that I mean, there are ...
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How to start a printer driver? [closed]

I am familiar with kernel modules and have heard of the IPP, PPD, PS, PCL, PDL printer drivers concepts. I have read that there are "generic" printer drivers that come preinstalled on Mac/Windows so ...
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How to add a printer using a PPD found using lpinfo

If I run lpinfo -m I get a list of PPD files available on my system: $ lpinfo -m ... lsb/usr/xerox/xrx7855.ppd Xerox WorkCentre 7855 ... foomatic-db-ppds/Xerox/xrx133.ppd Xerox WorkCentre Pro 133 ...
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How to know in which device an USB printer is mapped?

For example when I plug an USB printer (say, Canon), Debian use /dev/usb/lp0. If I plug a second printer (say, HP), it is mapped to /dev/usb/lp1. If I plug them in reverse order, then Canon=lp1 and HP=...
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Virtual PDF printer on the network

I have an application that only allows very rudimentary printer settings. In principle, only the IP of a network printer can be specified, which is then addressed via IPP (port 9100). Now I would ...
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samba print$ share won't allow driver upload from Windows machine

I am trying to use samba together with CUPS to share printers and their drivers for Windows machines in the network. Every time I try to upload Printer drivers from a Windows 10 machine via the ...
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Printer Not Installing by hp-lip?

So I have a hp - Laser Jet 4050 I Installed Linux Mint 19 a week ago , so I wanted to install it I run hp-setup in terminal with this setup I click Usb and this is what appears and this on ...
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Trouble with the scanner — Xsane

I have Xsane on Ubuntu 12.04, with the scanner/printe/fax SAMSUNG_SCX_4729_FW. When trying to scan an image, with preview window open, and clicking the button "Acquire preview", I get an error message ...
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Setting up hplip on Trisquel 8.0

I've upgraded (from Trisquel 7.0) to Trisquel 8.0 with clean/fresh install. When I connected to printer (HP LaserJet P1007) it's detected while adding from settings>printers (system-config-printer) ...
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Using Raspberry pi as USB bridge

I would like to use my raspberry pi as a USB bridge between multiple devices. We can assume that I want to connect my iPad which has POS software on it to my thermal printer. Most of star or Epson ...
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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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Where to get PostScript printer driver for HP OfficeJet Pro 8210?

The Tails-developers have inserted a pretty nice PostScript printer driver for HP OfficeJet Pro 8210 into Tails. I am strongly searching on where to get this driver, so I already installed the ...
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Trying to connect to a network printer/scanner

I'm trying to connect to a network printer/scanner and I'm completely lost. I found its IP with fing (its output 192.168.1.200/Ricoh). Disconnecting the network cable makes it disappear from the ...
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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 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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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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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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hp-setup python3 error: cannot import name '_gobject'

I just started getting this error on Arch Linux. hp-setup has been working well until now. I don't understand the error message. hp-setup HP Linux Imaging and Printing System (ver. 3.17.11) Printer/...
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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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Printer reverts to being disabled?

I have a Brother HL-L8260CDW printer connected via USB to a machine running Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon. The printer works fine -- however after a time period it becomes "unplugged". In order to get it ...
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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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How to connect Lubuntu to Windows EPSON L210 Printer

I have two computers. The first one has windows and is connected to the printer. The second one has Lubuntu 14.04 which is connected in the same network as the Windows computer. I've installed the ...
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How to fix printer unable to process requests and falling in queue?

I am running on Oracle Linux 5.1. The jobs that are submitted for printing by the application are falling into the print queue but not getting cleared. How to troubleshoot this scenario? $ lpstat -t ...
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Missing a driver for a SMB-accessed Brother printer

I use Lubuntu 17.10. I'm not quite sure which spooling mechanism my own system uses (I think it's CUPS). Now, I want to connect to a printer attached to another machine on a LAN; it's a Windows ...
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Cups and print server slowing down entire system

I am a sysadmin, and my computers run Debian Jessie. (I know, I'm working on updating soon.) When I try to print to a network printer, sometimes it works flawlessly. Other times, however, the program ...
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CUPS asking for root password to resume printer on KDE

How can I configure CUPS not to ask for root password to resume or add a printer? Or add users so they're "administrators"? When using KDE Plasma, it asks for root password: "please enter a username ...
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printer drivers required if CUPS is installed?

printer drivers required if CUPS is installed ? CUPS server and Client is on same device. so do i need to install drivers for the different printers or installed CUPS is enough ?
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CUPS: use printers in different subnet

I am trying to configure a cups server located in a subnet, that have to comunicate with printers installed in others subnets. For example: cups server ip: 192.168.0.1 /16 printer 01 ip: ...
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How to use very old printer (Panasonic KX-P1170)

Both for fun and for artistic projects I'm trying to connect an old dot matrix printer, the Panasonic KX-P1170, to a certain old computer. In such old computer, which is the only one I have with a ...
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Printer found in dmesg but not in cups

I am running Debian Linux Stable (regularly updated) with LXDE desktop and it is otherwise running very well. I have HP Laserjet 1020 connected to it via USB. When I switch on the printer, I get ...
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Printer on Raspberry (ARMv7 architecture)

I'm trying to do something that might be impossible, but I'm curious. I have a printer (this one) that I need to be able to print images from a RaspberryPi 3b. The main problem here is that there ...
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Can't get my Brother printer to scan (printing works) [MFC-J265W] [64bit] [Debian 9]

So I have a MFC-J265W Brother printer (connected via USB) and got it to print under Debian 9.0 64bit. For this I had to select my model on the Brother homepage and install the Driver Install Tool by ...