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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Printing from Ubuntu through SBS 2003 server

I am having problems printing to the printer connected to my (SBS2003) business's network. I know the IP of the printer and I can ping it and even print files from it by going to 192.168.0.50 in ...
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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.
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Network printer won't print from Notepad

I have a network printer (using a Raspberry Pi as a server with CUPS and SANE), I can print fine from any computer to the printer but it will not print anything from Notepad, what is the cause of ...
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Printing on a Raspberry Pi

I've been working on this for a few days now, and it's become quite a head-scratcher. I'm attempting to connect a SATO CL408e printer (it's a label printer) to it. Because the Pi lacks an LPT port, I ...
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Entered wrong username at cups and now I can't manage printers

I just installed cups. When the webinterface asked me for username and password, I gave my regular user and not the root password. Now I can't log in (forbidden). I tried to clear the browsing data ...
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Extremely slow printing (1 cps or so) on linux

I have a generic printer (text only) connected to a linux PC via parallel port but suddently it will just refuse to print at a normal speed. Form a cople of pages per minute I'm stuck at a couple of ...
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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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use linux printer configuration in windows

I'm having the following problem: I have a ubuntu 12.04 lts machine and a network printer. The network printer is correctly configured in ubuntu, so I can print from my ubuntu machine. Furthermore I ...
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Recognized printer not printing

I connected an HP 1000 J110 to my server which I access via ssh. Listing the USB ports it recognized it. Also I Pasted the PPD on the /etc/cups/ppd/ folder... Is the ppd my pc uses to print when ...
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CUPS network printer and Windows 7 x64

I have a HP LaserJet 2200d printer connected to my Ubuntu Server 12.04, and I can print files locally with lpr command. Here's the output of lpstat: cce@puntti:~$ lpstat -p -d 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 ...