Questions tagged [printer]

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

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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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CUPS: Cant find my printer PPD Files

I have never used linux before until today that i decided to make my printer wireless using CUPS, I have an Epson L380 which is not in the CUPS printer list, so i tried using the PPD Files but cant ...
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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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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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Printer - Brother MFC L2710DW Series on Linux 'Debian - bulsseye'

I am running a Brother MFC L2710DW Series Printer/Scanner/Fax/Copy-Unit on Linux 'Debian - bulsseye'. The printer is connected via LAN-cable to the network and all WiFi settings of the printer are ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I automatically change the default printer based on the connected network?

I have a laptop I use at home and at work. When at work, I generally use one printer, and at home I use my home printer. Is there a way to automatically set the default printer to a specific printer ...
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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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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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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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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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need to restart cups to reach network printers

Every once in a while (not necessarily after resuming from suspend or booting) I have to sudo /etc/init.d/cups restart to see again the network printers. Is there a way to bypass this process, or what ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to accomplish print link action of LaTeX in Linux Adobe?

We can create the action which works in Windows and OSX, based on the thread answer How to add print link action of specific pages? The reason why only Windows and OSX is supported is that only the ...
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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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Printing on serial printer via cups

I'm trying to set up my serial printer with cups, but I can't see any serial port in cups config page nor via lpinfo -v. I have serial port at /dev/ttyAMA0. I was trying to set proper permissions for /...
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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 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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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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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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lp & Epson WF: set quality of printing

I use Epson WF 7510 printer, and I can print in any quality I choose (draft/normal/best) using system tools (OS X). But I cannot change the quality of printing in command line: lp -o EPIJ_Qual=... has ...
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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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How to install libltdl.so.3

I have Fedora 20, and am trying to install scanner software, 32-bit, for my Epson DX5000 printer. I get the messages: [root@localhost:/home/Harry]$ rpm -Uvh iscan-2.29.3-1.usb0.1.ltdl3.i386.rpm ...
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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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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 ...