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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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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How to share a printer from Linux without a server side driver?

I'm trying to share a Canon printer from Raspberry PI running Raspbian. Unfortunately, the precompiled drivers provided by Canon don't work with the RPi's armhf architecture, and compiling the source ...
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Printer added to cups, but can't see it on the printing dialog

I have a Debian server and a Debian laptop, and I'm trying to use a cups server to print pages from all my home computers. So I added the printer to the server's cups successfully with the correct ...
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Ubuntu CUPS printing

I've been fiddling with the for the whole day and couldn't figure out what the problem is due to my lack of knowledge about Ubuntu. It all started with me trying to set up a network printer in the ...
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Compiling CUPS: undefined reference to `dnssdDeregisterAllPrinters'

I'm trying to build CUPS 1.7.3 on Ubuntu Server 14.04. configure didn't produce any errors, but make dies with: Making all in ppdc... Making all in scheduler... Linking cupsd... dirsvc.o: In function ...
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How do I setup a WI-FI printer?

I have a Samsung ML-2168W printer with WI-FI support. Currently it is connected to my computer with a USB cable. However, I have no clue of how to connect it to the network through WI-FI (with WPA). ...
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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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Cannot change default paper size in CUPS

I'm running suse 12.1x86 (Gnome 3) with cups 1.5.x (guessing, I'm not at my pc right now). We have a network-connected Xerox printer and recently we changed its IP. Connection to the printer was ...
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Centralized Printer

I have a question and would want to ask for suggestions. I have a diagram of a centralized printing service. Stations stn 1, stn 2, stn 3 are raspberry pi stations that has libre office installed. ...
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DNS-SD registration of “printer_queue1” failed with -65548

I'm using Linux [ RHEL 5] , our team manages printing via this server , the printing uses CUPS 1.3.7 . We experienced very reliable printing for more than a year and a half , but since last 2 weeks ...
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IPP Printing from Windows 7 Ultimate

I have network IPP working on Ubuntu and Windows XP. On my Windows 7 instance, it refuses to acknowledge the remote server connection. Can anyone suggest how to configure this correctly? My install ...
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CUPS and SNMP behaviour

My printer is connected to a raspberry pi (linux machine) using usb. My client is also a linux machine and has to connect to the printer via ipp. These both machines running CUPS. The printer and all ...
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Getting a USB printer to stop after a line of text (with CUPS)

I'm using CUPS to print to a USB inkjet printer (HP Deskjet 1010) from command line, like so: lpr filename.txt I'm looking to have the printer stop feeding paper through after it prints the text ...
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Why do print jobs to a /dev/null printer hang on the gziptoany filter?

I have a /dev/null printer set up for testing: lpadmin -p Testing -E -v file:///dev/null but whenever I print to it lp -n 1 -d Testing -t "This is a test" some_text_file.txt The job just sites ...
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CUPS fails to print and debug messages are blank. Suggestions?

I'm attempting to print to a Dell 2350dn using the Dell ppd. It once worked and now doesn't, but I use this printer infrequently and don't know what happened in the interim. 1.7.0~rc1-0ubuntu5.2, ...
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brother mfc-495cw cupsd issue on Ubunutu 13.10

I'm trying to install the Brother linux drivers for my MFC-495cw. I followed the directions at the brother linux download site. lpr and cupswrapper files are confirmed installed. I cannot print to ...
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Problems With CUPS, a printer and ARCH

I've 2 linux machines, a ubuntu and a recent installation of arch linux. I also have an IP printer MFC-J280W. My ubuntu machine prints fine using cups. I've tried to setup the printer the same way on ...
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Printing from Linux to a raw CUPS queue

I have a CUPS server running on a Raspberry PI which is connected to a Brother HL 5340D printer. Because the PI's CPU is so feeble I have setup CUPS to share a raw queue. My plan was to have my ...
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Cups Network Printer

In a Linux station with cups serivicio active attempt to add a network printer. When I do this with Windows only asking for the IP address, but also calls me cups a protocol. Is not it possible to add ...
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Directly printing to remote CUPS/IPP server on Snow Leopard

I need to use Kerberos authentication when printing from my OSX machine, however, the machine itself does not have a service account in active directory, so the KDC will not issue a delegation ticket ...
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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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Printing problems with libreoffice and (remote) cups server

we have cups running on an ubuntu server managing all printing jobs. on the ubuntu clients the server is set in client.conf Printing works from every tested program, but not from libreoffice. (tested ...
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Error when printing to printer shared from CUPS server

Setup: Raspberry Pi running Raspbian/CUPS/Samba 2 Epson LX300+ dot matrix printers connected via USB Windows XP clients printing via LPT ports The setup was working fine for many months, however ...
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CUPS 1.6.1 client and CUPS 1.4.4 server

I have a Debian "server" (old desktop that's just always on) running CUPS 1.4.4, a Gentoo desktop with CUPS 1.5 (I think), and a laptop with Arch Linux and CUPS 1.6.1. On the Debian box (the server ...
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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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Unable to print to print using CUPS on Xerox WorkCentre 5755 from Solaris

I am trying to print on network printer Xerox WorkCentre 5755 from Solaris with CUPS 1.4.5 installed. Due to lack of any Solaris related information I have set the printer up with manufacturer ...
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cups printer “Unplugged or turned off”

I install cups 1.5.3 from official repository in ubuntu 12.04 amd64 arch. After I add my usb printer, cups always says "Unplugged or turned off". $lpstat -p printer Legend_LJ2500 disabled since Thu ...
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get lp job status using lpstat

In ubuntu, I'd like to get the status of a print job using the command line. When I send a job to the printer using lp, i can see the status of the print job in the taskbar applet. For instance, I see ...
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CUPS: HP Designjet 755CM prints empty A0 pages if page in spooler

I'm currently playing with an old HP Designjet 755CM A0 plotter, and having a weird problem where I have no clue where to start researching. I'm using the printer via some noname USB to parallel ...
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Sending text files directly to a printer hooked up to OSX from Win 7

We use Zebra label printers for printing out barcode labels. We have them set up such that (for example) all of the computers in the shipping area know to print their barcodes to \\UPS3\Barcode ...
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CUPS Auto-Discovery Not Working on FreeBSD/FreeNAS

I've set up CUPS within a portsjail on my FreeNAS 9.1.1 (FreeBSD 9.x) system. In the jail, I have installed the ports for cupsd, avahi, mdns and hplip. Unlike when I setup CUPS on a Linux system, when ...
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CUPS and Foomatic fail with “Cannot allocate memory” on Arch Linux ARM

I'm trying to print to my Brother MFC-7820N via network printing on a Pogoplug with Arch Linux ARM installed on it. I'm using the BRScript3 CUPS driver that came in the distribution. When I try to ...
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Logging full job filenames in CUPS

We are trying to configure the CUPS printing service into the protected enterprise network, and we need to store full pathes of printed files (instead of local filenames without directory, as it is ...
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Linux Cups raspberry pi offload processing to server

I am interested in setting up a raspberry pi as the local end of a printing solution. In my testing the pi chokes on acting as a complete cups based print server. It seems a little underpowered for ...
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How do I get the name of a network printer?

If I have the IP address of a network printer, how can I get its name using the command line? With the GUI tool system-config-printer the printer's name and IP address shows up in the list.
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Canon LBP6000 with CUPS

I am trying to add a Canon LBP6000 printer to CUPS on Debian (AMD64). I installed cndrvcups-capt_2.60-1_amd64.deb and cndrvcups-common_2.60-1_amd64.deb. Through the CUPS web interface, I can see the ...
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Cups line printer skip page after printing one line

I have a cups line printer (Epson 9 pin).Printing works fine but it skips the page after one print. I'm using echo "Hi" | lpr -P myprinter command to test. It prints the message,But when I again ...
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Black square come out when print PDF contains transparency PNG

When I fired command and see the printing result lpr -P printer-#1 -o fitplot test.pdf Transparency PNG will be go black square. But If I manually convert my PDF to Postscript and fired command. ...
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Sharing a printer from Ubuntu to Mac so it can be found via browsing

I have a desktop PC server running Ubuntu 10.10, with a Canon MX350 printer Canon attached via USB. I want to share the printer so that I can print to it from a MacBook Pro laptop running OS X 10.6.6 ...
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Printing Microsoft Documents/Images with CUPS

I was wondering if there was an ubuntu package that adds microsoft document support and image support directly from command line.
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Printer driver will not work under Linux

I am attempting to use a Ricoh Aficio MP 2000 printer on Kubuntu 13.04, to no avail. It sees the printer (and other printers) and can print successfully to other printers, including another Ricoh ...
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Can't set up printing from Mac OS X (10.5.7) to an HP PSC 2410 shared from PC running Ubuntu 9.10

I've got an HP PSC 2410 printer shared from a fresh Ubuntu 9.10 installation. I'm able to send documents to this printer over the network from another Ubuntu machine. But so far, I haven't been able ...
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MAC virtual printer that automatically converts to PDF before actually printing the generated PDF file

Our MAC OS X users are currently using Adobe InDesign to design catalog pages. These catalog pages contain linked images of the products and can therefore be as big as several hundred of megabytes. ...
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Microsoft Office hangs when changing formatting if a CUPS printer is selected

My roommate has a CUPS server to which I connect my Windows 7 computer via HTTP. Whenever I start Microsoft Office 2010, it hangs on "Connecting to printer" for a good 5-10 seconds, then continues. I ...
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dscInfo dictionary - cups printing

In my .ppd file, i see the following text: *% If the dscInfo dictionary is not set using the printer driver, the *% userlogin and job name are set to "CUPS User" and "CUPS Application" *% ...
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Airprint via CUPS and Avahi doesn't work

I installed CUPS and Avahi Daemon as it is documented here on a debian squeeze. I can see the printer with my iPhone with iOS 6.1.3, so i guess avahi works fine. I can print a test page via the CUPS ...
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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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SAMBA 3 & CUPS: BROTHER color printer doesn't print in color

I have network-located BROTHER HL-4570CDW color printer. I CAN: - print from windows directly in color using RAW driver. - print PS using CUPS lpr in color. I CAN'T: - print in color through SAMBA 3 ...
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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. ...
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Print to a different printer if the default one is offline

I want to setup CUPS to print to a second printer if the default printer is offline for some reason. I have searched but I think my terminology for what I want is not right so not getting far.