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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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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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Intermittent “no route to host” error when printing [closed]

I have a networked printer with a fixed IP address. When I try to print to the printer, usually it works, but sometimes I get a "no route to host" error. Does this mean the printer is resetting ...
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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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Ancient printer driver not working with CUPS

I have an old Lexmark 1100 printer (parallel port LPT1) that is currently working flawlessly on Windows 98. I've tried to make it work on Debian LXDE (fresh new install), live Debian Xfce and live ...
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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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Change how device appears on bluetooth [closed]

I want to know how can i change how the device appears on Bluetooth. I have a raspberry pi and i need it to act as a Bluetooth printer so that another device that can only print through Bluetooth will ...
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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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Does the spool buffer work like a buffer in memory for the spool file on disk?

Operating System Concepts discusses spooling in the following. "A spool is a buffer". Is the spool buffer in memory? "Each application’s output is spooled to a separate disk file." Are spool files ...
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Cannot change printer's default options through CUPS web interface

I'm trying to install a Ricoh MP 9003 printer through the CUPS web interface, localhost:631/admin. My department's policy is that we need a username, password, and "lock code" to print to this ...
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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 ...
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How to create a dummy printer with AuthInfoRequired option

How can I create a dummy printer for CUPS that has realistic support for the AuthInfoRequired option? Ideally this would work even when having the printer on localhost. I was thinking about CUPS-PDF, ...
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lpr cannot open connection to localhost

I would like to know how to print with lp commands without using CUPS. If I send a file to print with this command: cat fichero.txt | lpr I've got this error: lpr cannot open connection to ...
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How can I print double-sided with ipptool?

I am using the comming line ipptool for printing, which is a low-level tool in the CUPS daemon for internet printing. IPP is a HTTP-based protocol for internet printers, most current LAN-based office ...
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Paper data backup on Linux?

Does there exist a tool like Paperback for Linux? PaperBack is a free application that allows you to back up your precious files on the ordinary paper in the form of the oversized bitmaps. If you ...
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How to reverse-engineer a CUPS printer/print job?

I have quality issue with PDF printing local (CUPS) vs. Google Cloud Printing. (GCP is better, with CUPS I get wrong size, wrong characters, wrong fonts. So I want to know what CUPS does!) The ...
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Can I print on a Linux local printer using a remote windows driver?

I have 10 Raspberry Pi's (RPI) all of which have their own USB Zebra GK420d label printer. After installing CUPS to each of them I can print labels to their printer using EPL2 PPD but it is too slow, ...
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Manually adding SANE device address to work with GUI

I have a Samsung M2070W MFP and I want to make scanning over network functional in GUI programs such as simple-scan. I used the official driver installer (SANE driver smpf) and scanning over USB ...
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How do I install a network printer that needs a user name and password?

The printer is a Ricoh 8100S, which does has a Linux driver. The university gave me documentation for installing the printer on MacOS and Windows, but nothing about Linux. The Mac instructions give ...
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Print multiple documents and finish all of them with stapler using lp in linux?

I'm using this command to print multiple files with lp in linux but each document is being finished with stapler: lp -d printername -o "HPPaperSource=Tray3" -o "HPStaplerOptions=1StapleRightAngled" /...
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unix printing files (simple txt files )with pages numbers

I am using the command lp -d (printer_name) * to print all files in the current directory. How can I print the page number also: 'Page-1' or '1' on each page per file printed?
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CUPS manual duplex printing on Dell E525w Color LED all-in-one in Linux Mint

Dell's Linux support for this printer is limited to a .ppd file that hasn't been updated since 2015, and that doesn't support the manual duplex mode that is apparently hard-coded into the printer's ...
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How can I use `psutils` to imposition 16 A7 pages onto the front and back of a A4 sheet so it will fold into a booklet?

I want to use psutils to imposition 16 A7 pages onto one A4 paper, so that it can be folded three times to create a booklet (that has to be cut of course). The booklet will be in A7 format and have 16 ...