CUPS (acronym for Common Unix Printing System) is a printing system for computer operating systems like Unix, allows a computer to act as a print server. A computer running CUPS is a host that can accept print jobs from client computers, process them and send them to the correct printer.

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Avahi rejects cups print jobs after system upgrade

I recently upgraded my system from RHEL 6.5 to 7.2. A previously working network printer stopped working. The printer is configured as before with the same driver and options. Trying to print a simple ...
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Print on Airprint Printer on Ubuntu Linux stopped working

I have a Kyocera FS-1320D connected to an Apple TimeMachine. I were able to print on it from my Ubuntu machine but one day (possibly after an update) it stopped working. The windows machine from a ...
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HP Laserjet 4000T prints PCL XL UnsupportedProtocol error

I have a working CUPS setup, configured for a HP LaserJet 4000T printer. It works fine from all stations, except Windows 10-x64. There is no HP LJ 4000 printer in the list with installable printers, ...
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Is is possible to use Brother MFC-J5720DW with Linux?

I read some good reviews about this network printer/scanner, and noticed that it can scan to email or FTP. So I made the flawed(?) assumption that the printer would work independently without a ...
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Can't print from Windows 10,7 to Ubuntu cups HP Printer for the first 30 minutes, but can print from linux

I have an HP Deskjet 1510 printer (the actual shop advertised it as a 1515 model, the windows driver provided was for a 1510 though). I am sharing the printer through samba and cups to the network. ...
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Duplications of printers in printing and unable to stop cups-browsed service on Ubuntu14.04

I have configured EpsonTM-T20 printer in ubuntu 14.04. Well its Working fine but the issue is, if I restarted the machine I can see lot(7) of duplications in printing with the same name as well as ...
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How to set the minimum margin in CUPS / foomatic driver?

I have a Dell 2130cn laser printer which has no PPD print driver for CUPS, so I used the generic foomatic PCL6 (/pxlcolor if that matters), and it's not correctly recognizing my printer's print ...
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CUPS printing to canon MG5660 not actually printing

I have an up to date raspberry Pi running the default flavour of Raspbian connected over wifi, and a Canon MG5660 connected over wifi. I have installed CUPS on the Pi. The web interface for CUPS ...
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Star TSP100 - From Windows sent print Job will not Cups forward to Printer

I have compiled the Star TSP100 Drivers v3.5.0 for Cups 1.7.2 and installed it without any Errors. The Printer is connected by USB to my Ubuntu 14.04 Server and can print Test Pages over Cups without ...
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Cups printer “sleeping” for the first 10-30 minutes after computer power on

I have an HP Deskjet 1510 connected via usb to an Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS. I have turned off the "Automatically power off printer after 2 hours to save energy" feature by connecting the printer to a ...
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How to rename a CUPS printer?

I do lot of printing in command line through lpr command, for which I need conveniently short destination names like lp1, lp2 etc. In past I could name the printers, but in opensuse 13.2, yast ...
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CUPS/IPP shared printer on Windows can't see queue, nor “no paper” dialog

I have an OpenMediaVault home server where I've configured a HP LaserJet 1018 printer via CUPS, and shared it via IPP. On a Windows 8.1 machine I could add the printer with an appropriate 1018 ...
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Print from Linux without drivers trough CUPS

What I am trying to do: To print from any computer in my network, regardless of drivers. What I have: 3 printers An ubuntu print server with CUPS and all printers working well on it A network :) The ...
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CUPS 1.7.5 & Google Could Print - Zebra LP2844 Not Printing

I am running a CUPS server on a Raspberry pi, I have now shared the printer with Google cloud print. In theory everything should work. However as soon as I start to use google cloud print it does not ...
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debug Lexmark 08zero driver in Linux

Fedora 3: trying to make Lexmark Z24020 print (btw, I could not install driver on xubuntu >11 either because it is on a 64bit machine and the Lexmark driver is for 32bit only). It did work on same FC3 ...
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Samsung CUPS network printer not working from some computers

I have a network printer set up with CUPS. Exactly, it's a Samsung M2022. It's working perfectly from one computer, running Windows 10, on which it is setup with the driver for that printer. On ...
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Restart a printer on a CUPS server

I would like to restart a specific printer on a remote CUPS server using command line, I can't get any outputs from lpstat or lpinfo when specifying the server I want to connect to using -h server ...
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Setup postscript printer in Windows 10 to print to cups 1.7.2 on linux system

I am onto 64-bit MS Windows 10 and want to print, double-sided if possible, to an older inkjet printer with no windows support attached to a linux Debian Jessie system. In theory, it would be enough ...
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Cups won't start. “Child exited with status 2!”

I have a NSA-325-v2 miniserver and I want to connect my local computers to the server to print. The connection itself works, I can ssh to the machine, use nfs to handle the file shares, etc. When I ...
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No usable font available CUPS job printing error

Couldn't find the question being asked RE: Print Job - stopped "No usable font available" Am I missing some fonts maybe? what packages would I need if that is the case? I'm getting the below errors ...
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Pause print job with CUPS

I'm trying to send a command that would pause a printer in the middle of a printing process. When I try cupsdisable, the printer ejects the paper then stops. Then when I use cupsenable it takes ...
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Is it possible to share printer in guest Windows to host Linux?

I'm using Linux in company, and cannot set up printer in Linux, so I installed VirtualBox in Linux, and in VirtualBox I installed Windows, I can print in this Windows. But it is very bother to print ...
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Windows 7 print dialog blocks/waits several seconds on CUPS/IPP-client based printer

I have configured Windows 7 (x64) to use a HP LJ 4000T-series printer managed by CUPS (Linux). The problem is that opening the print dialog from any application takes ages for no apparent reason. ...
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Set header in CUPS response

I am trying to communicate with a cups server from javascript in the browser but I am running into cross origin policy. Anyone have any wisdom for setting headers in the cups response? I'm using ...
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HP printer changes serial itself

I have HP LaserJet Professional P1102 using CUPS via USB. Sometimes it has serial=000000000Q81E02RSI1c, sometimes serial=000000000Q81E02RPR1a. But this is same printer, with same formater. Hplip ...
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CUPS report “Unable to write print data: Broken pipe”

Note: Similar question has been posted years ago. Yet the debugging procudure provided by the long answer didn't help. And the last posted, supposedly the solution for it is very unintuitive. So here ...
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Ubuntu, Seiko SLP 240, Commandline Printing

I have bought an older label printer. The model is »Seiko SLP 240«. I have downloaded, build and installed the driver from the company's website. The printer is working, but it refuses to print the ...
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Installing OKI ML 3320 on linux

I have an old 9-pin OKI ML 3320 dot-matrix printer and i can't get it to work properly with cups. When i send any document, the printer prints one line every ~13 seconds, often adding some random ...
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Where does cups-pdf store its temporary files?

I recently tried to save a rather large document using to a PDF using cups-pdf. Something appears to have gone wrong and it went on to produce several GB worth of data somewhere on my hard drive, ...
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Print to zebra zt400 with print server

we want to print to a zebra printer attached to a printer server hardware. We have installed cups on a ubuntu machine and setup the ip and port of the print server but when we send something to print ...
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Printing from Linux workstation on CUPS raw queue (on Raspberry Pi)

I have a Raspberry Pi (ARM architecture) and a Samsung SL-M2022 (SL-M2022W) connected to it. Samsung provides Linux drivers only for Intel-based architectures, so I configured this printer as RAW ...
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'unable to install … driver. Operation could not be completed

I tried to upload a driver to a Samba+CUPS server and got this wonderfully explaining message (i am joking) 'unable to install ... driver. Operation could not be completed How can i have some ...
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cups-pdf prints anonymously, how to print as user?

On a RHEL 5.0, i installed cups-pdf package from epel, then i get the Cups-PDF printer, as indicated there http://www.commentcamarche.net/faq/32427-cups-pdf-pour-les-machines-windows (so HP/HP ...
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cups: Disable Compression on 1.7.5 for remote queues

I have a print server with Cups 1.5 on a Raspberry Pi. That print server announces the printers to my local network. My desktop runs Cups 1.7.5 and nicely sees the remote printer. However, when I ...
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Which PCL 6/PCL XL driver?

I'm trying to setup a print server via CUPS. I've been told that a generic PCL6/PCL XL driver will work fine, but in CUPS there are a million versions listed: Generic PCL 6/PCL XL LF Printer - ...
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Printer (Kyocera P602cdn) randomly prints out postscript code

I am using a Kyocera P602cdn printer (latest drivers from their website) with CUPS (1.7.2) on Linux Mint (kernel 3.13.0-48). In around 50% of my print jobs not the document comes out but postscript ...
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How can I get my printer to duplex on the long edge?

My HP Photosmart 6525 printer refuses to duplex on the long edge. Whenever it's asked to duplex, it duplexes along the short edge even if asked specifically to duplex on the long edge. I'm printing ...
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Removing KDE Printer Applet warnings, or removing a network printer locally without lpadmin

I'm in a company which has many many network printers that I can see, most of which I never use. I keep getting billions of annoying popups, very frequently, by KDE's Printer Applet: Printer ...
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Wrong printer adress in cups

I want to connect to my printer connected to a host in my local network running cups. I managed to add the printer via the webinterface. The printer was successfully located and listed in the add ...
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Printer “Flapping” with CUPS

Using a brand new installation of Linux Mint 17.1, I've been trying to connect my workstation to the shared printers on my server. The workstation is using CUPS 7.2 and the server (Debian Wheezy) is ...
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How to get color printing to work for wine applications via cups-pdf on Linux?

As detailed in these instructions, I am using cups-pdf to print from PDF-XChange, which I have installed under Wine 1.6.2 on Ubuntu 14.04. It works great for printing monochrome pages, but I am unable ...
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client-error-bad-request for Get-Job-Attributes (no URI) from localhost

I'm trying to set up a local printer (no networking involved). The printer is connected via USB. The printer works (on MS Windows). The problem is with CUPS as far as I can tell. I can't understand ...
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How to build cups generic RPM on OpenSUSE 13.x?

The cups website suggest to build generic RPM packages with rpmbuild -ta tarball.tar.gz, but there's no dbus-devel and no libusb-devel package in OpenSUSE 13.1 (there's dbus-1-devel). Is there a way ...
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rastertospl failed - Samsung ML2165

I'm using CUPS on my Raspberry to print to my laser printer Samsung ML-2165. I installed the samsung unified linux driver without issues, but when I try to print something, I get ...
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net use \\server\printer_name does not show in Device and printer

I used the command net use \\server\printer_name To mount a cups shared printer into my client computer. This printer is visible with the command net use but still not visible neither in the ...
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How to prevent cups from timing out jobs

I upgraded from Ubuntu Precise (12.04) to Trusty (14.04) and now it seems CUPS times out jobs and automatically deletes them after exactly 3 hours. However I usually do not have the printer running ...
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Is it possible to group cups print jobs so they will not be interrupted by other users print jobs?

I am working on printing very large images on a custom type printer, in linux, using cups. Because of memory limitations, the images are broken in chunks. Each chunk is sent to printer using ...
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Creating a raw printer queue in CUPS (host) and adding them through CUPS (client)

I want to make my RasPi act as a little print and file server in a small home network consisting of three Linux clients. Unfortunately, Brother provides only binary drivers for x86, so I cannot run my ...
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Printer on a ARM Linux (CUPS) - general theories/questions

I have a theory and I kindly ask the skilled linux users to confirm/deny it (I am not a skileld one at all). Im running: Raspberry Pi model B+, Raspbian OS and CUPS 1.5.4 And I bought the SEWOO ...
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Printing from Centos (CUPS) to a windows print server over HTTPS takes forever

I have a Centos server setup up to print to a Windows server 2012 (though version may not matter) across the internet. When I use HTTP to make the IPP call the process is nearly instant and works ...