Questions tagged [printing]

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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FS-1020MFP stopped "Filter failed"

I've already looked at everything about the "stopped Filter failed" problem, but all to no avail. So far the printer was printing fine from the computer and everything was fine until this ...
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Adding Wifi Printer to Live USB fails

I am not completely new to Linux and use Fedora as a daily driver, but the texlive issue for Fedora 35 is making me temporarily move to Manjaro Gnome edition as a dual install. However, no matter what ...
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what does lprm: Missing required attributes mean?

My ubuntu 20.04 is printing the same single page web page every few minutes. I can't see how to stop it. I tried: lprm - but after hanging for a while it returns lprm: Missing required attributes. ...
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VIM run hardcopy commands on file ALREADY OPENED by another VIM

I adopted printing solution from https://unix.stackexchange.com/a/20448/9689 : vim -c 'hardcopy > /path/to/saved.ps' -c 'quit' /path/to/file Problem is, when I have this file opened in VIM and I ...
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Is there no way to change a printer name without editing the conf file?

The only instructions I have seen for changing a CUPS printer name involve editing the /etc/cups/printers.conf file which you are not supposed to do. However, lpadmin apparently has no command for ...
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Pop!_OS 21.04: How to install file manager actions?

I would like to have more options within the file manager of pop!_os 21.04, especially printing directly (several documents) from the file manager, or directly creating a text file within the file ...
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When I want to print "A4" with cups via IPP via VirtualBox (Win8) via tea4cups, it looks as if it prints "letter"

My system: Debian 10 based Linux cups: 2.2.10-6+deb10u4 cups-tea4cups: 3.14~alpha0+svn3576-1 VirtualBox: Version 6.1.22_Debian r144080 VirtualBox guest: Windows 8 Microsoft Word in VirtualBox: 2019 ...
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How to do head cleaning of the printer?

I having Epson L130 printer. I know my printer model is old, but it is my old printer, I wanted to use it but it is kinda light and is missing some colours while printing, Head cleaning always solve ...
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Canon printer & scanner (MP190) install on linux mint 20.04

This question was solved earlier, but unfortunately the PPA used there no longer works on 20.04. Anyone have up to date information on how to bring a canon pixma MP190 printer to life on 64 bit linux ...
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Add page break to text file for printing

How do I add a page break to a text file for printing with lpr? What about if I want to send two files to lpr but have each on their own page as in: cat file1 file2 | lpr
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EPSON XP-6100: incorrect position of printout

On the first side the printout is about 2 mm too far to the right and 2 mm to high. On the next side it is about 4 mm too far to the right and 2 mm to high and so on. I created in LibreOffice small ...
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Simple Scan | Printers Not Appearing

I am using Simple Scan to scan a document. It has worked flawlessly in the past. I am getting set up in a new office. Printer shows up in Print Settings. I am able to print a test page here which ...
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No option for printing to PDF within Wine in NixOS

Most forum posts for other distros recommend installing a "cups-pdf" package to enable printing to PDF in non-standard applications like Wine. I can't find any such package or option in ...
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How to format text file from command line and print (font size and page size) using a2ps

I have a thermal printer (80mm Logic Controls LR2000E), connected via USB, to my Debian 11 machine. I want to use the printer to print a purchase order/quote, which I have in a text file. I need to be ...
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Where is OpenOffice getting automated printer definitions?

When I use OpenOffice on my ArchLinux system and try to print, it shows four different printer. However, there are actually only two printers. OpenOffice is automatically creating printer definitions ...
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CUPS: The printer is unreachable at this time

I have the following problem: I setup my printer EPSON stylus SX525WD via CUPS. To do so, I: Accessed the web interface at http://localhost:631/admin Clicked on "Add printer" Selected ...
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Printing a PDF to a file (like Evince does)

I need to make a PDF uneditable and a good way to accomplish that is to use the "Print to file" functionality in most PDF readers to generate another PDF. I suppose they work by converting ...
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How to center an image on a page with lp?

OS is Debian 10. I'm trying to print a batch of images with lp. So far so good. Scaling works great, for example. Right now I'm printing with: lp -d "$printer_name" -o ppi=100 -o position=...
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Printing to Impact Printer from Command Line

I have a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian and I bought an impact printer (Epson LX-350) that I plan on hooking up to the computer via USB cable once it arrives. My goal is to be able to have a script ...
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How can we use 'nc' command to print double sided

We can use nc 192.168.1.3 9100 < file.pdf to send a print job to a networked printer. However this prints everything single paged. I would like to print double sided. What are some solutions I ...
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"Document Settings" not remembered when printing from mousepad via cups

I am using mousepad as notepad/plaintext editor on Debian 10. I am printing via cups. When I print from mousepad, following dialog opens: When I click the checkbox "Enable text wrapping", ...
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Cups - libcups.so load failure in Debian unstable

I have a Star TSP700II thermal printer connected via USB. When I try to print a test page in CUPS web interface I get these 2 errors in CUPS log: E [23/Jul/2021:17:37:03 +0100] [Job 27] libcups.so ...
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Suddenly "Filter failed" message from cups

I was using a Kyocera TASKalfa 4052ci Printer over the Network without major issues but suddenly I can't print anymore, I get a "Filter Failed" message on the cups site. My error_log says: E ...
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How to reconcile lpstat -s output with lpr invocations

I have a question about lpstat on FreeBSD-12.2. Specifically, I cannot see the relationship between he output of lpstat and the printer name actually required by lpr. For example. I run lpstat -t ...
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printer list in CUPS admin interface differs from printer list in application print menu

Fresh CUPS installation under Debian. Started from empty /etc/cups. No manual configuration so far. LAN connected to office plug. CUPS admin interface (browser > localhost:613 > Administration &...
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CUPS problem: jobs from script are on hold

I am still new to cups, so it may be an absolute easy change of the conf. file etc. but I can't get forward from here. My issue is, that I can print without any problems files by the command lp blank....
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How to set options for "Print to LPR" in the gtk print dialog?

The question is how to set options, e.g. -o fit-to-page, for the lpr command (seems to be the default) or lp, if possible, while using the GTK printing dialog: I have tried: Set the options in .cups/...
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Print text using black ink on HP Laserjet color printer

I have a HP LaserJet CP1025NW (color) printer installed on a Linux Mint 20.1 machine using HPLIP (required plugin installed, version 3.20.11). For some reason, whenever I try to print a document (e.g. ...
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Can modern printers be used without drivers?

I was thinking of buying Epson's ET-2720 printer-with-scanner, but I don't want to install any unfree software. I couldn't find the printer on openprinting.org. But I also see that CUPS is "...
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How verify cancelled print job in script

I need to verify that a print job has been cancelled, and to do this in a script. But lpstat's "completed-jobs" list appears to include those that have been cancelled. So it appears I cannot ...
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CUPS rejects username/password; what type of username/password is it expecting?

I cannot delete a printer using the CUPS system-config-printer utility. When I try to delete a printer it prompts for a username/password. However, when entering my username and password it says the ...
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What is the "Printing Administration Tool"?

I am trying to troubleshoot my CUPS printing system using system-config-printer. When I run the troubleshooting tool I get the following message: This message refers to a "printing ...
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i cannot install Canon ip1800 printer on Linux Mint. (“Error:Dependency is not satisfiable: ia32-libs (>= 20080808)”)

I have Linux Mint on my computer. In System Settings I click on add printers and add. I choose Canon Ip1800. I choose driver Cannon, but i can't choose my model Ip1800. With this the same result here ...
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What is the "everwhere" driver and should I prefer it to a printer specific driver?

Ever since I updated my system a couple of weeks ago, my network printers no longer function and give non-informative errors. So, I am thinking of starting from scratch and reinstalling all the ...
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hp-makeuri fails with "device not found"

I recently did a system update and it upgraded hplip to the latest version and it broke my printing. Before printing to my two networked printers worked fine, now it is broken and none of the cups-...
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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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GTK/CUPS: Get rid of unconfigured, broken entry in print dialog box

On my home network, I have one printer (a Brother HL-L2350DW) which advertises itself via DNS-SD. On my Linux box, it shows up in lpinfo -v as such. $ /usr/sbin/lpinfo -v | grep :// network dnssd://...
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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 do I control the cutter of a paper-plotter?

I am currently working on a small software which shall automatically plot specific PDFs on a 24" plotter (model to be decided). The plots shall be printed on an endless paper roll. The software ...
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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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Fix HP printer software after upgrade (on Arch Linux)

I am trying to run HP's printer software which was upgraded recently and broke all my printing. I run a constantly upgraded Arch (which is 5.10.14 as of Feb 28, 2021). Apparently they use Qt now so it ...
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HP Color Laserjet 2600n - "Printer is not responding"

I've been trying to install an HP Color Laserjet 2600n printer for use over a network connection from my Linux desktop, but I can't get it working and I'm not sure what else to try. I am using ...
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How is it that Sway can interfere with a print job and how can I fix it? (other than by restarting Sway)

So, I went to print today to a network printer using Evince out of Sway running on Arch and nothing happens. I check the printer IP off the LCD screen. Looks ok. Try printing again. Nothing happens. I ...
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Forward data from unix socket to cups printer

I'd like to print out of a VM (KVM/QEMU via virt-manager). For the VM to host connection there is an emulated parallel port in the VM that should be connected to a Unix Socket. I tried to create a ...
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Need to enable CRLF on old line printer connected to RHEL

My old green-bar line printer needs a <CR> character along with the <LF> at the end of line to print correctly. Here's how I set it up, using a JetDirect box. # lpadmin -p lp2new -E -v ...
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Could not start printer

When I am trying to print PDF document in Libra office I get this error message: Could not start printer. Please check your printer configuration. My printer is brother DCP-350C, i downloaded drive ...
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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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Store USB print jobs on Debian

I have an industrial device that now prints via USB to a thermal printer. I need to replace the thermal printer with a Debian based single-board computer and to be able to store the print jobs as text ...
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Legacy vs modern printer for debian how to find out?

I want to purchase a printer with integrated scanner (ADF is a must). I'm currently running debian 10 and not much of an expert with regards to printing and scanning on linux. After consulting the ...
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CUPS printing with Xerox printer

New to CUPS administration (and linux printing overall) after inheriting it from someone who left my team. I'm trying to get it set up with a Xerox AltaLink C8055 printer on Ubuntu. I have installed ...

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