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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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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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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lpr: Unsupported document-format “application/octet-stream”

Set up linux + cups + hplip. Can print png images. But for hplip Testpage I get only: lpr: Unsupported document-format "application/octet-stream" I assume there are configuration steps missing. But ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Improve black prints on a colour laser printer

My Kyocera FS-C5400DN colour laser printer prints some documents that include graphics (greytone or coloured) blured A pure textpage is perfect and most time colourpages are fine too. It looks if ...
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Configure CUPS to run all printouts through Ghostscript to embed fonts

My office printer (some HP product or other) substitutes Courier or a look-alike for any font that is not embedded. Naturally this looks horrible. I would like to configure CUPS so that it runs all ...
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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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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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Why would CUPS successfully print when lp is invoked on a PDF or ps, but not when it's given a format from earlier or later in the filter chain?

I'm setting up a Konica-Minolta BizHub C452 for use through CUPS. At the moment I am able to print plain text, postscript, and PDFs beautifully, but not other formats. For instance, the printer is ...
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Printing to Epson Stylus Photo printer from Fedora

I have an Epson Stylus Photo PX720 inkjet printer, and have installed what seems to be the recommended driver from Avasys as an RPM on my Fedora 13 laptop: ...
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Idea for triggering after incoming job for cups

i want to trigger an event after my CUPS gets a new printjob. Background: i use a RaspPI as printing service with an usb plugged printer. This printer is always powered on and hasn't any eco mode. ...
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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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Xerox Workcentre 3119 and Linux

I'm trying to get Xerox Workcentre 3119 printer to work on Linux. It's a multifunction device (printer and scanner). I run the CUPS web interface at: http://localhost:631/ and it recognizes it on ...
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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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Xerox DocuColor 242 printer and Linux

I have a Xerox DocuColor 242 printer, and I'm trying to make it work properly from Linux (Debian and CUPS). When I point my browser to the printer's built-in webserver, it says "EFI Fiery". I think ...
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Linux: Alert user when a file changes

Here's a more general use question. How can I monitor a log file for specific changes, and use a "notify-send" alert in Ubuntu to alert when said changes occur? ORIGINAL QUESTION: I'm attempting ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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.