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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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How can I determine user base page limit for a printer?

I'm using Debian Linux. I want to determine user base page limit, different page limit for different users, for a printer. I can determine page limit for printer with CUPS but can not determine page ...
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Canon printer LBP2900B in Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon 32bit

I have been trying to install Canon laser printer LBP2900B in Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon 32bit. Whenever I give a print order monitor will say " printing" ! After 2 seconds it will say," printing ...
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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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Unable to add printer: Unauthorized when adding a printer using the CUPS web interface

I have setup a CUPS server with the web interface. Sadly I'm unable to add a printer by doing the following steps: Browser (REMOTE_SERVER_IP:631) Administration tab Local Printers HP Printer (HPLIP) ...
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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 ...
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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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Installing HP printer driver for Arch Linux

I now use a PC (of the lab where I work now) on which I have successfully installed Arch Linux not long ago. I want to connect to the HP printer there, already connected to the Ethernet of the lab. ...
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hplip 3.16.2: no installed HP device found (while CUPS finds it)

I was investigating further an issue already reported here. The problem is: after having upgraded the hplip driver to 3.16.2, the scanner in my all-in-one printer HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M277dw does ...
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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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How to add a USB printer using lpadmin

I'm trying to use this old technology called USB ;) I call it old because all the tutorial that I find on-line deal with wireless printers or IP ones. The man for lpadmin is very unclear how to go ...
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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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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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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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How do I get an /HP Officejet Pro 6830 printer to work with Ubuntu?

I just hooked-up an HP Officejet Pro 6830 All-in-One Series printer. The install went w/o flaws. However, when printing from my computer, after printing several lines, the printing is squished ...
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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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How to print from Arch Linux via Wi-Fi to Canon MG6450?

I have a Canon MG6450 with Wi-Fi enabled and an up-to-date Arch Linux installation with cnijfilter-mg4200 3.80-1 installed. I can see the printer in print dialogues (sometimes it takes a second to ...
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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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Installation of Canon Laserjet LBP 2900B Printer drivers in Linux Mint-16-Cinnamon-64 bit

I have to "install" Synaptic Package Manager from the Ubuntu Software Center to the above mentioned Linux Mint version. This is the website that i visited: http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2013/07/...
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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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XSane - Error during read: Error during device I/O - Canon Pixma mg3550 scanner/printer

I'm trying to get my scanner/printer Canon PIXMA MG3550 to work over the network with XSane. The driver is installed and almost everything works (printing over USB & network, scanning over USB). ...
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How to connect to my usb-to-serial thingy on OpenBSD

I have an old OpenBSD (5.0 GENERIC#43 i386) at a production site. Now I'm trying to connect a zebra-printer to it with a usb-to-serial cable without success. The issue is getting the device to exist ...
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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 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 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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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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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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Linux as a network printer device (Raw, port 9100)

Is possible to configure a Linux computer to work as a "network printer device" ? I have an USB printer that I intend to share in the network like a native network printer device. Is that possible? ...
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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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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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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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CUPS Error Printer is not Responding

I've purchased generic USB POS Receipt Printer and on supplied mini CDROM I've got driver installation scripts (binary) for 32bit and 64bit Linux. Since I am working on 64bit Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS with ...
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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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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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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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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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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-...