Questions tagged [printer]

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

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Stop printer jobs from terminal

I am working with an old CentOs version (5.0) that is not really my machine. Recently, for some dark reasons, I have problems in printing. The jobs rest in queue, and I cannot cancel them from the ...
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List All Network Printers (including ones not installed)

It is easy to list the printers you've already installed with this command: lpstat -a However, this does not list network printers you have NOT installed. nmap will scan for all open ports on the ...
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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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LPR or CUPS print to Airprint printer

I've seen many a blog posting describing the process of using CUPS to present a non-airprint printer to iOS devices. However, I've dug high and low trying to find if anyone has figured out how to ...
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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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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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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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Removing Unknown Printer

I ran hp-setup from the hplip package to install an HP Officejet 6700 connected to the network. The setup program crashed on the first attempt, and succeeded the second time. The issue I'm having is ...
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Trouble getting USB printer to 'stick' using udevadm

What I’ve got so far $ udevadm info -a -p$(udevadm info --q path -n /dev/usb/lp1) | grep serial ATTRS{serial}=="544336460792090000" /etc/udev/rules.d/50-udev.rules: SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTRS{serial}==...
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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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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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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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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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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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Cannot print text via /dev/usb/lp0 on recent printers

I have a strange problem, when I connect an old printer (HP, Epson, at last 4 years old printers) on my linux embedded board, when I type the command echo test > /dev/usb/lp0 it prints correctly. ...
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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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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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Installing Brother DCP-195C on cups

I try to install my printer (Brother DCP-195C) on my Raspberry Pi. Due to the ARM architecture, I can't use the binary provided by Brother. Therefore I use the source files. I have installed ...
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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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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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Which printer manufacturers have put in the effort to have solid Linux support? [closed]

I run Linux exclusively (home and business). I have standardized on HP printers because the HP driver works well. I don't have to worry about any driver issues. However, now I am thinking about ...
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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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Device URI for Printer

I have the system printer GUI installed on Centos 6.6. I added the printer (HP LaserJet Pro P1102). The model exists. The problem is that the GUI is asking for the Device URI which I'm not sure where ...
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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 find ppd's in printer-driver-escpr?

This is a puzzle to stimulate you: I am installing an Epson XP-830 printer in Debian (wheezy). Openprinting doesn't list it (it's new), but the -820 seems like a close match. (Epson's own website ...
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How to make CUPS show a USB printer as disabled when it is disconnected?

I'm using CUPS on an ARM single-board computer to share a USB printer over the network. To conserve power, the printer is usually powered off via a remote-controlled power outlet and only switched on ...
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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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Printing on Linux: CUPS, PPD, Print Dialogs and Print Options

OK. So I understand that CUPS works as a Print Spooler, managing print jobs and sending them to printers. I also understand that PPD files describe the feature-set of a printer and that CUPS uses ...
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CUPS does not recognize bluetooth receipt printer

I've been given for testing purpose a mobile receipt printer and I am trying to set it up in cups. I've successfuly connected to it via lubuntu blueman-manager and printed test page via cat testfile....
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What connection should I enter for USB printer? (HPLIP)

I am trying to add a HP LaserJet 1320N printer to CUPS. The printer is connected by USB. in the CUPS web admin interface, I selected HPLIP, then on the next page I have to enter Connection. According ...
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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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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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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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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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Brother DCP-110c integrated scanner not working in Mint (18.1 x64)

I have successfully installed the printer drivers as indicated here, which should include the scanner drivers. Indeed, brscan2 and brscan-key are installed; I have also installed brother-udev-rule-...
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Logging in or plugging in a USB device wakes up network printer

I just installed Arch Linux recently and have noticed some odd behavior with the network printer (a Samsung C1860FW model). I have CUPS connected to the printer with IPP and am using a PPD 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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modify the default options epson xp211 in cups

I just installed an Epson xp211 using the cups web interface, selecting the XP-211-214-216-Series own cups driver, but this one doesn't have the ability to select the resolution and the ink mode of 4 ...
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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 can I print on 11x17 paper by specifying the printer tray in the postscript file?

This is a unix question as it may involve changing settings on the unix printer driver, or getting the right printer driver in the first place. Unix: RHEL 5.1 (Tikanga) Printer hardware: Kyocera ...
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Printing to CUPS from Windows

Am running Fedora 23 on a desktop connected to HP Deskjet F2400 and I want to print to it from a Windows 10 laptop. I have cups installed, but I have a few problems: I don't know the username and ...
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Installing Canon Pixma mg2400-series printer drivers on Manjaro/Arch?

The drivers for this printer are provided as source, deb and rpm packages on the Canon website. I have already tested the deb files and they work on the same machine. Because I knew about them, I ...
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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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What exactly is the “Filter” option in CUPS' printers.conf?

I just stumbled over the Filter option that one can add to a <printer></printer> in CUPS' printers.conf. It is described in the docs https://www.cups.org/documentation.php/doc-1.7/ref-...
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Configuring Epson Stylus NX420 Scanner on Debian Wheezy

I'm trying to get my Epson Stylus NX420 printer/scanner combo to work with sane on Debian Wheezy (via USB). I've got cups and saned running, and I've added the printer in the cups configuration page. ...
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Escalate permissions through a background shell script

I would like to write to a Device File (of a printer) located at /dev/usb/lp0. The file is owned by lp user and group. This file is created whenever I connect my printer device to the system. I ...
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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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Cups : Interface script for virtual printer not executing commands

My script: #!/bin/bash echo "Interface script running" >> /home/user/printer.log cat "$6" My printer : lpadmin -p testprint -i script.sh -v file:/dev/null -E It goes into the script and ...
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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 ...