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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Getting avahi to automatically publish CUPS printers

I know I can manually add a .service file for each printer I have. But I would like to have them published automatically. But from what I've read, it is also possible to get CUPS to inform avahi ...
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How do I use my Brother MFC-7440N from Debian or Ubuntu?

I have a Brother MFC-7440N. I would like to print to it from Debian Squeeze over the network without installing Brother's official driver, which I know for sure to be out of date and non-functional ...
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lpr -o page-ranges=1 is still printing all three pages

I need to make lpr print just the first page of my document, however it continues to print everything. Itried these commands: lpr -P <myprinter> -o page-ranges=1 <myfile> lp -d <...
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cups doesn´t print from a client

I am trying to configure a server printer with cups (over lubuntu)... that is done. I install a printer on the usb and make a test from the admin web page and works. The next step is to install on ...
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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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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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lpr does not see default printer - why?

I've set my only printer to be the default printer via CUPS, which lpstat confirms $ lpstat -p -d printer MFC-9840CDW is idle. enabled since Fri 03 Jun 2016 09:05:46 AM Online system default ...
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Manual Duplex printing for Mac (and/or Linux)

My printers don't support automatic duplex printing. I'm looking for a solution for my Mac and Linux computers that I've seen with most Windows printer drivers: Check "Manual duplex" in the printer ...
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Why do I get 400 Bad Request in ubuntu 9.10 cups server?

I have a cups server running on ubuntu 9.10 on my home network. Right now I can access it at 192.168.1.101:631, but when I try to access it at myservername.local:631, I get a 400 Bad Request. Here is ...
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Setting Windows drivers for CUPS printer a.k.a Point'n'Print

I have Samba 4.2.10 and CUPS 1.7.5 running on Debian 8. The server is domain member. In CUPS I have several printers, and I shared them with Samba. Printing test page from CUPS works fine, printing ...
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Canon MX925 in KDE 4.14 ok- but unable to locate in CUPS/Plasma

I'm confused and I could need your help with installing a wireless Canon printer MX925 (on Plasma 5.6.3). I still have a running KDE 4.14.10 system, Kernel 4.3.6 with a working Canon MX925 printer. ...
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How can I select a server in system-config-printer?

The server dialog in the Linux administration tool system-config-printer looks like this: However, the CUPS server may not be on localhost but on a remote machine. How can one tell system-config-...
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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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AirPrint and AirPlay on FreeNAS

I would like to add AirPrint support to a legacy Brother network printer and, if possible, also have AirPlay audio streaming to a stereo on the same shelf. I ran across a great tutorial on how to do ...
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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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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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Margin problems when printing PDF using LPR on OS X

I'm printing a PDF document using LPR on OS X, to a Canon MP190 printer. When printing the same document (Letter paper size) from the Preview app, the margins are correct. When printing using LPR, the ...
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Getting canon printers to work with Arch Linux

I am trying to setup a canon MF4412 printer on my Arch Linux desktop. I followed the official guide in setting up a CUPS server/client as well as installing the cndrvcups-lb driver package. However,...
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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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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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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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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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Debian ARM and Brother DCP195C with CUPS

I want to have acces to my DCP 195C printer (Brother) over LAN. For this purpose I have bought an raspberry pi and installed CUPS on it. CUPS runs fine and everything else is running smooth as well. ...
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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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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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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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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 LK-...
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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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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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CUPS : Creating a dummy printer directing to dev/null

I used following command , is there anything wrong with it ? lpadmin -p lp0 -E -v /dev/null -m raw
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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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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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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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How to resume CUPS printer from command line?

I have printer in CUPS that due to driver problems (HP 1010) from time to time goes into pause. I would like to write a shell script that will execute once per hour to resume a printer in CUPS. But ...
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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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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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Testing IPP Printing with ipptool

I'm trying to send an IPP print job using the ipptool. Using the sample .test files, I can send commands to the printer, but I am unable to successfully use the print-job.test file. Here's an example ...
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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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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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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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Linux IrDA printing

I have a USB IrDA that I got working with my IrDA printer (SiPiX compact printer A6) on the Windows side, using default 4000000 speed and 1.0ms turn-around time (in the driver config). The USB IrDA ...
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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 ...