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Printing is a process for reproducing text and image, typically with ink on paper, using a printer or a printing press.

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Printer can print test pages and images, but PDFs are stuck on “processing”

I have a network printer that is able to print test pages through system-config-printer as well as images such as PNG files. However, when I print PDFs, the job gets stuck on "Processing" in the print ...
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cups (cupsd) broke when I removed colord - how to print without colord?

Since a recent update, the cups daemon will not print anything anymore, silently queuing but not handling print jobs. When looking for the reason I have found lines like Oct 08 17:14:16 host dbus-...
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Debian: unable to install lsb package

I have an Epson ET-2600 printer at home. I tried configuring it using CUPS, but the printing is very slow and constantly in a very high quality (which results in a lot of ink being wasted). I tried to ...
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How to print the exact result of a command to a file

Context I have a file my-cmd: echo '<some data...>\\<some other data...>' Basically, I want to redirect the output of this command to a text file: ./my-cmd > file.txt Question My ...
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Authentication issue with CUPS and AirPrint

I configured a Raspberry Pi as an AirPrint server for an old Canon Printer, using CUPS and gutenprint. Printing a test page from the CUPS web interface works and the printer can be seen by iOS and ...
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CUPS and Gutenprint

Can anyone help shed light on the main differences between CUPS and Gutenprint? My initial investigation has left me confused almost as if they both depend on each other. They both call themselves ...
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Spooler-Less Printing on Linux

I'am trying to make my Canon Pixma MG3650 work on my GNU/Linux (Debian derived) Spooler-Less Printing is exactly what I am looking for openprinting guide for spooler-less printing (There are ...
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Connect printer to pc directly with an ethernet cable

I have a home network where ip addresses are assigned with DHCP. I want to connect an HP Color Laserjet 3600n to one of my pc's directly through an ethernet cable and not via my router. The PC has one ...
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Canon MF743Cdw on Linux without drivers?

I hate printers. I have terrible luck with them. I just had a Brother HL-3180cdw die on me (right after the warranty expired, of course) in a way that will cost more to fix than the printer cost. That ...
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Mixed-support printing?

I need to generate and print a document where most pages are printed over A4 labels (from the printer’s bypass tray) with some separator pages printed over plain A3 paper (from another tray). ...
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How to setup CUPS to keep a log of how many pages I printed?

I have a Debian computer setup with CUPS. I need to record how many pages I'm printing, for work. Is there a way to set up CUPS to store a log each time I print, with the quantity of pages printed?
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Printing PDF using Perl

I've got a script that creates a PDF and sends it to remote print server running CUPS. Using Net::Printer, I set up the printer: my $print_server = "remote_print.server"; my $printer ...
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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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Neomutt isn't passing the message location or contents with the print command

I use a print script that I call in my .neomutt/config with set print_command="/home/myself/.config/neomutt/print.sh" It has worked in the past but I haven't had ocassion to print email in a while ...
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Printing hardware information to a printer with color

So at my job I test laptops for functionality with a linux mint live usb. I've been looking for a way to get the hardware information and print it out. So far I have it about how I want it by using ...
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gnote: How to print a whole notebook

At present I'm working with Gnote. I know how to print a single note. Is there a way to print a whole notebook with several notes? Or is there a recommended notebook to achieve this? Any hint is ...
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CUPS - how to create users to control the access to CUPS printers?

I have set up my printer on CUPS ubuntu, and it can be use via ipp. I haven't config the users yet, but I heard that we can pass username and password via ipp url like this: http://username:password@...
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CUPS to a Windows 2016 Print Server

I have CUPS installed on a RHEL7 system, with client.conf ServerName attribute pointing to a Windows 2016 Server that is managed by the Print Team. After lots of troubleshooting, we've established ...
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Print local file on server printer using ssh

How can I print a file, stored on my local machine, on a printer I can print on via ssh lp -d?
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Debian detects printer family, but no double sided printing; colors are inaccurate

On Debian 9.8 I use a Canon PIXMA MG2555 printer. 1) A global driver for PIXMA MG2500 series printers has been installed automatically by GNOME. It seems that no more accurate driver exists, and I ...
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Libreoffice printer list adds entities that don't work. How to suppress?

I have various printers available via CUPS which everything, including LibreOffice, has available in the printing menu. These have useful queue and display names, defined locally, such as ...
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mixing `lp -o raw` with other options

The problem is that our printers have very bad printing quality by default, printing quality of pdfs can be improved by using lp -o raw. Is it generally possible to mix other options, especially -o ...
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How do I debug “backend” printer errors?

I have had serious problems trying to print to an HP network printer using CUPS and hplip. The printer gets spontaneously disabled after printing something, then I have to turn off both the computer ...
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Can't remove files in the printer spool

I can't remove files in the printer spool for some reason: $ sudo ls /var/spool/cups lists a bunch of files like 'c00083' etc. $ sudo rm /var/spool/cups/* rm: cannot remove '/var/spool/cups/*': No ...
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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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How can I send raw files to a printer that has a postscript PPD?

When I try to send raw files (like PCL files) to my network printer, the CUPS queue gets screwed up and the printer becomes "disabled", even if I use commands like "lpr -l" or "lpr -o raw". I think ...
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How can I print text files (or PCL) to my HP printer?

I can print PDF files to my HP printer which is using an HP ppd file, but it does not work if I send text files to it. I need to print a lot of envelopes doing a mail merge (in Vim) so the problem is ...
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How do I know what my IPP URI for my printer?

I have connected a networked HP laserjet printer and need to add it as a print queue using lpadmin which takes a URI parameter. However, I have seen different formats for the URI like: ipp://1.2.3....
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Printer not working on Xubuntu

Is it possible to install Samsung Xpress M2026W to work in Xubuntu 18.04? I was unable to find drivers. But I was wondering if it is possible to get it work in a way that as one wants to print, ...
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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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Installation of a Canon iP7250 under Linux

I am having a lot of problems properly installing my brand new Canon iP7250 under Linux (Debian Sid, pretty up-to-date). I actually managed to install it with standard CUPS drivers and it prints very ...
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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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%c formatted string shows different behaviour in the shell and in C

If i write a very simple line of code in C: printf("Ascii char for %d is %c\n",65,65); It simply prints A, as ascii value of 65 corresponds to character A. But if I use the same code in shell and ...
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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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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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What is the “official” way to install LPD without CUPS?

I'd like to install LPD (Line Printer Daemon) without installing a full CUPS. LPD alone is much-much-much smaller than CUPS. It's for Raspbian (Debian on Raspberry). In Debian, 2 equivalent packages ...
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My Linux MInt will not send print jobs to my Brother HL4150 CDN

My brother laser printer needed its second drum replacement. The replacement was simple BUT now nothing will print. I downloaded the drivers and reinstalled them. Still nothing. I have changed out ...
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Shell - Print values in a comma separated string

I have a txt file with some comma separated values. cat file.txt abc,def,ghi abc,ghi def,abc,ghi def,abc abc,def abc,def,ghi I want to print these values with while do read line from file separated ...
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hp-setup can't find printer connected with USB

I'm having trouble with my HP LaserJet P1102 on an Arch Linux 4.19.2 system. lsusb shows that the printer is connected: Bus 002 Device 005: ID 03f0:002a HP, Inc LaserJet P1102 In journalctl, I see ...
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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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Printing the screen (text-mode) to paper without drivers?

I am currently working on a machine that has entered Emergency Mode for CentOS 7.6. To give myself a hard copy of logs and messages that appear on the screen (which are not from a file), I will take ...
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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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How can I limit engagement with a large office LAN?

I work in a large office building with hundreds of other computers on the same LAN. I don't have any reason to communicate with most of these computers, and when I do, it's always on an "opt-in" basis ...
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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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What does spool mean for printing?

Mark wrote a comment for me I don't know offhand how to make cups not spool, that is, how to make the lpr command only exit after the printer driver has run. What does "spool" for printing mean? ...
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How can I make `enscript` block till the printer finishes its job?

The following command will create a pdf file under ~/PDF/: enscript -B -P PDF bloom.c I want to move the output pdf file here ...
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How shall I generate a pdf file instead of a ps file using enscript?

I was wondering why the following generates a ps file not a pdf file? How can I make it generate a pdf file? Thanks. $ enscript -B -PPDF code/bloom.c -o bloom.pdf [ 2 pages * 1 copy ] left in bloom....
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Dividing a large printing job into multiple smaller jobs

Let's say I want to print a 1,000 page document using one printer. My understanding is that, while the 1,000 pages printing job takes place, nothing else can be printed. I would like to enable other ...
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Continuesly print piped value with carraige return

I have a bash script where I do some filtering with the sed command and then pipe the result to gzip to zip the output again. The filtered output has the format <id>,<title>,<bool (0 or ...