Questions tagged [printer]

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

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Barcodes too wide in a GoDEX printer with CUPS in Linux

I have a GoDEX RT700i printer (203 DPI) and I want to print barcodes in Linux (Ubuntu 16.04) The barcodes I have are in PDF format. There is a 8 digit number below the barcode. In Windows, there is ...
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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 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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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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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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Why are none of my (installed) printers listed when I press Ctrl+P?

I've just applied recent updates (152 like two days ago and about 40 today) and the symptoms persist: from any application printing (e.g. Ctrl+P) can only print into a file despite my default printer (...
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Brother QL-700 Printed Image Size Reduced

I have a Brother QL-700 label printer that is functioning under Windows and Linux. However, everything printed to it under Linux comes out about 20% smaller than when printed from Windows. I have ...
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CUPS: Centralized CUPS server; how do I do this?

I have a printer 'brother'. My network is a linux server; 'server' (debian 8.5) that handles DHCP, DNS, Routing, Firewalling etc with a local address of 10.0.0.10. brother is connected to server and ...
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CUPS - Printer stuck at “waiting for job to complete” [closed]

I'm on Fedora 24 and am trying to print. My printer is a Brother MFC-J6520DW which worked well on Debian. I installed the driver from Brother's webpage. Whenever I try to print a test page, the ...
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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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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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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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CUPS doesn't count the copies of documents

I have a Samsung ML-5515DN connected via usb to a Debian 8 pc, with CUPS installed. This pc works like a printer server and I have connected to it a Windows 7 pc. In windows I have configured the ...
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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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Samba “printer admin” option is deprecated on 3.6.X and removed in 4.0

In my /etc/samba/smb.conf, I use option printer admin. Then I got, # testparm -sv WARNING: The "enable priviledges" option is deprecated Unknown option encountered "printer admin" Ignoring ...
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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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How to change password for SAMBA printer on Kubuntu 14.04

On my desktop at work with Kubuntu 14.04 I have (actually had) access to a network printer (Windows printer via SAMBA). After changing the password of my account I naturally have to reconfigure the ...
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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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Problem installing Canon LBP7010C printer on Linux Mint

I recently bought a Canon I-SENSYS LBP7010C printer, but I am having issues getting it to work on my Linux Mint 17 system. I installed the drivers from Canon's website successfully, but when I try to ...
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howto set up network printer (DE-agnostic solution)

I have a network printer. I can send a postscript file to the printer using nc, and the printer prints it: cat tiger.eps | nc 192.168.0.6 9100 If I want to print from my applications (ie from ...
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How can I make Xerox Phaser 3020's drivers work in Debian 8, Jessie?

I own a Xerox Phaser 3020 printer wich I want to use from a computer running on Debian 8, Jessie. The drivers available at Xerox's web site support Debian 5.0 - 7.1. So they explicitly state that ...
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Samba shared printers are listed as empty string named on Windows 7's Domain Admins

I have shared a printer using SMB 3.6.23 service and CUPS Web interface. Then the printer works just fine, but at a certain point (possibly, while the printer driver is available on Windows 7 using a ...
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Is it possible to print with Chinese characters using Linux Cups Server?

We have printer installed and configured in CUPS server. It is registered in Oracle apps and when we print any report in English language from Oracle apps it is printing correctly. When we try to ...
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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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raw printing - graphics mode

I have been playing with a 9-bit Epson LX-300 dot-matrix printer under Debian. So far was able to: send plain text to the printer: echo 'Los comandos para configurar > /dev/usb/lp0 change the ...
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My printer in /dev/usb/lp0 always disappear after few seconds, and can't print, how to fix it? (Ubuntu 14.04)

Please, help... I have a 'EPPOS Model EPT-58H' thermal printer. When I plugin via usb, it detected as /dev/usb/lp0 with ls -l /dev command. Then I run echo "sometext" > /dev/usb/lp0 in terminal to ...
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how to send data from serial port to printer?

I have a telephone system that is connected to my old Ubuntu machine and is receiving SMDR data from it. Connected to dev/lp0 is a dot matrix printer, phone system connected to /dev/ttyS0 Currently I ...
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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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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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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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junk characters with an Epson TM-H6000 on GNU/Linux

I try to print something readable in an Epson TM-H6000 on a GNU/Linux OS, but I just got junk characters like "?" or black rectangles. I'm using CUPS and because I didn't find my printer in the Linux ...
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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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Mac OSX, how to auto generate a select box of locally installed printers?

Short introduction into the current architecture of a POS program which I am currently developping: + Web based database server + locally installed Mac Mini (Yosemite, headless) with database mirror, ...
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Generic PCL 5 printer prints garbage on first page

I have an RPi hooked up to my Dell 1720 printer, with a Generic PCL 5 Printer - CUPS+Gutenprint v5.2.9 driver running the thing. When I go to print, nine times out of ten the first page is garbage. It ...
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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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check status of network printer in linux

I need to enable/disable print button in my application based on status of available printers. For USB drivers, I am checking sysfs ( /sys/class/usbmisc/lp0/dev ). But for Network drivers I didn't ...
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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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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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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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lp prints blank pages for pure text file

Printing a text file through lp result in blank page while printing same file through gedit works fine. lp is able to print pdf and jpg image files, but not text file. On further looking in to ...
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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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How do I install a network printer without being dependent on the IP-address of the printer?

In Linux I want to install a HP LaserJet 1320n that needs to be power up and down. It will get a new IP-address every time it's powercycled. How can I install the printer on a Linux machine and not be ...
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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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Script to do periodic printing

I have a networked inkjet printer (HP all-in-one photosmart 5510), and currently I have a simple script that reminds me periodically to send a small job for printer so that the ink doesn't dry up. I'm ...
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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 to add shared Printer on Redhat

One of the customer requested to enabled Printer Sharing between Redhat Linux Server and the Printer which is shared on one the Windwos 7 Machine. The path they provided is \192.168.16.105\...
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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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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}==...