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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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How to prevent printer from printing color

I have a Brother HLL8260CDW and I am trying to set up two separate "printers" in cups, one which selects "Mono" printing and another one which uses "Color" by default. This works fine on one machine ...
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EPSON TM-T88VI printer on Ubuntu 16.04: works from command line, not from CUPS nor GUI

Just managed to install the EPSON TM-T88VI drivers from the official EPSON website (version 3.0.0). Everything seems to be OK: the printer is recognized by the OS (connected with USB) the drivers ...
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Print to Remote Printer while on VPN - Zentyal/Ubuntu

I have trouble configuring this correctly. i Have a Zentyal Server running, here i installed a VPN Server and the connection works. (Home-->Office Zentyal) i can reach my Database in MSSQL-Server in ...
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CUPS authentication via command line

I am using CUPS to print to an SMB remote printer (on Ubuntu 19.10). When printing, CUPS requires authentication. I can provide my credential via the settings UI. However, I would like to know how I ...
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Is there a way to restrict printer access to certain users (Windows/Linux/MacOS), over a local network?

I have set up a print server, connected to a single printer, using cups and samba on a Raspberry Pi 4, running Raspbian Buster, on my university’s local network. Currently, anyone on the network can ...
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How to enable printer discovery using DNS-SD?

On Centos 8, I run lpinfo --include-schemes dnssd -v to discover printers, as suggested by CUPS documentation. Suspiciously, the command returns immediately without discovering anything. tcpdump ...
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Linux - lp command only printing 1 line of text on printer

I am trying to print a text file within a script to a printer using lp -d {printer} {file}, but it's only printing what looks like the first line from the file. (the printer works fine for it's ...
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CUPS not starting on start up on Mac OSX 10.15.3

My Mac has suddenly stopped starting the CUPS service on startup. I can start CUPS by running sudo /usr/sbin/cupsd but when I restart my computer it requires me to run this command again. Is there ...
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How do I tell CUPS to not leave white space in the margins?

I have a Brother QL-560 (rumored to behave like a 570), using the "ptouch" back-end driver, version 1.4.2, with CUPS 2.2.1. My problem is that I need to print+cut labels which are exactly N mm high (...
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Canon imageRunner advance C2020 not working with CUPS on PureOS

Librem computer using PureOS v9.0 (amber). I can connect the computer to the Internet using the Wifi card, so the Wifi is working. Uncomplicated Firewall (ufw) is disabled. If I connect the computer ...
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Adjusting printer vertical scaling in PPD file?

I've got two printers on my Linux system with CUPS 2.2.7: HP Office Jet 8725 Brother HL-2350 DW My problem is: I want to print business cards (eg. 85x54 mm), but the paper is too thick for the ...
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Printers throws cups: Forbidden Error, but web panel works - Linux Mint

Since installing the OS I had a problem where CUPS throws a Forbidden error. However, if I try going to "Manage Printers" in Start Menu CUPS web interface works, and sees local printers. I have ...
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Configure Samba on CUPS server to automatically serve printers and drivers

I am trying to configure my print-server to automatically serve printers and drivers for users in our domain.I'm running a CUPS print server through my CentOS7 virtual machine. I installed samba and ...
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CUPS printing with IPP/DNSSD server: Filter failed

I've setup an IPP+DNSSD printing server with ArchLinux+hplip+cups+avahi in my LAN. The architecture graph is here: I'm trying to make my Linux Desktop using this printing server. I installed and ...
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CUPS Printing from Linux to Windows

I ask this and I am sure this has been asked so many times before. I hope that when I ask it again it will warrant helping me resolve this issue. It’s an ongoing problem with my job right now. So I ...
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Setting the margins for Deskjet 3800 series in the PPD file

I have a HP Deskjet 3835. HPLIP install the Deskjet 3800 series PPD file for it under cups. It is supported since version 3.16.7, but even so I installed the most recent release last night, no change. ...
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Why cant my Samsung HL-1860 print through CUPS RPI 3

So i have a Samsung HL-1860 USB mono laser printer that i want to access over the network via CUPS. CUPS detects the printer and the printer is on the CUPS list but once its been added and i try to ...
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Ricoh SP 4510SF freezes with SC899 or SC900 error code at random

The Ricoh printer SP 4510SF crashes at random with error code SC899 or SC900 which means application error. Then it is needed to reboot the printer. We have several of those printers and only one at ...
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Brother DCP-T310 printer doesn't actually print under Ubuntu but print job is finished

I have installed Ubuntu with Gnome version recently. Then I installed the drivers from the manufacturer website: https://support.brother.com/g/b/downloadlist.aspx?c=pl&lang=pl&prod=...
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CUPS on Raspberry Pi - Unable to authenticate

cups 2.2.1 on Raspberry Pi 3b+ Linux 4.19.66-v7+ #1253 SMP Thu Aug 15 11:49:46 BST 2019 armv7l GNU/Linux When I attempt to authenticate to perform administrative functions through the web interface, ...
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How does one Install a Brother HL-2270DW Laser Printer on Arch Linux ARM and Raspberry Pi 4B?

How to Install a Brother HL-2270DW Laser Printer on Arch Linux ARM and Raspberry Pi 4B? I can rarely find a solution to Arch Linux ARM 4.19 integration and implementation issues. This is a self-...
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cannot print to cups printer with libreoffice command

i'm using Ubuntu Server 18.04, and i'm trying to execute this command in order to print a xlsx file to a cups shared printer, sudo libreoffice --pt epson /folder/Planilla.xlsx but nothing happens, ...
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Calculate font size based on lines per page and size of the page

I have a requirement where I need to print something on a custom media , say 3x5 inches in Ubuntu. I am using the "enscript" tool to print the information. The number of lines that need to be print ...
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CUPS shared printer with Authentication and SSL connect issue on Windows machines

I have an issue with connecting printer in Windows 10 or 7. Everything works great in my Debian, either basic auth type or HTTPS. I have created user cups_print and assign him password with passwd ...
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macOS: Trying to add a Zebra printer via lpadmin

To automate things I usually install printers by way of lpadmin with a short one-liner similar to sudo /usr/sbin/lpadmin -o printer-is-shared=false -o KMSection=true -p bizhub_C224e -E -v lpd://10.8....
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Ubuntu-based CUPS server gets progressively slower after reboot; Windows XP clients connecting to server

I have 2 Windows XP clients running lab equipment. These are Samba version 4.7.6 clients of Ubuntu 18.94.2 (64 bit) server running CUPS Ver 2.2.7 all has been working for some years and the only ...
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cups doesn't print any more

I have 4 ubuntu bionic pc's on my intranet, with a multifunction sharp printer, an MX-2310U, which always printed perfectly, until a few days ago. Since some day ago I cannot print any more from any ...
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How to rename http network printer name on Windows 10?

I have USB printer shared using CUPS on Linux machine. I have installed this printer on my Windows 10 win10_printer_installation Now when I want to print anything there is ugly long printer name which ...
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How to hold & release print jobs using cups?

I have installed CUPS 1.6.3 on centos 7. I am trying to find a solution to hold printing jobs from 6pm Friday to 6am Monday but I'm not sure how to do it. I found few commands but I'm not sure how to ...
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My printer has jobs waiting but does not print

I would like to print files using a terminal. To do so I use the following command : lp myfile.txt -d MyPrinter The printer does not print anything but when I enter lpstat -o I have the following ...
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How to print using `lp` when I know the printer's IP but not name?

Our printers have static IPs associated with them. How can I use CUPS and lp command to print a file given that I want to specify printer by his local IP, rather than the name? For instance: lp -d ...
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How to configure CUPS put jobs in queue with status HELD(4)?

I can't find this property in /etc/cups/cupsd.conf or /etc/cups/printers.conf.
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How to install a valid certificate for CUPS HTTPS admin server

I am running ClearOS release 7.5.0 (Final). I have installed the cups print server. It provides a web interface to control it at https://192.168.1.1:631/. But when I put this address into Chrome, it ...
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Setting up CUPS server on port 80

Would it be advisable to use port 80 instead of the default CUPS port 631 or the alternative port 49631 as adviced by Debian SystemPrinting. I could bind it to another virtual interface with a ...
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How to change screening (halftone pattern) of my printer Cups driver?

I am using CUPS with the printer driver which use "application/vnd.cups-raster 10 rastertopj" and i am trying to get the look of dither 4x4 print/output but i am clueless where to change the setting ...
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Brother QL Series Label Printer CUPS printer server not working with P-Touch Multiple Copies

I have a Brother QL 500 series printer that is shared over a network using CUPS and SAMBA on an ODROID Ubuntu Server. On my desktop computer running Windows 10 and using the latest version of brother ...
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Prevent CUPS from restarting job on error and continue where it left off instead.

I have a Zebra LP 2844 label printer with the EPL2 driver connected to a raspberry pi running CUPS. Sometimes there are errors with my printer such as it randomly shutting off or running out of paper. ...
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Can't use CUPS' Authentication on Windows 10 Laptop

My question is practically identical to the one found here. In short, I have a samba printing server with CUPS as the backend support on a raspberry pi. I have configured CUPS to require basic ...
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Brother HL-L2300D - CUPS shows print jobs complete, nothing gets printed

I'm trying to set up a Raspberry Pi 2B print server for a Brother HL-L2300D printer. I've done the following: Installed Raspbian (Debian-Stretch-based version) Installed a bunch of packages ...
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Printing to smb with kerberos auth?

I want to set up a printer via linux samba client to a Windows printserver. I managed to do it specifying this connection string: smb://user:pass@printserver/printer Is there a way to do auth ...
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CUPS: please help to share printer between linux machines

I have a USB printer connected to Raspberry Pi. I also have a workstation with Linux. I have installed CUPS on both Raspberry and workstation. I logged in to CUPS on Raspberry (https://192.168.100.16:...
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lpstat CUPS not working

I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my laptop, and installed CUPS from the source. After this I changed the client.conf file and restarted CUPS. This restarting didn't finish because it was taking a ...
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Duplicate print job to multiple printers on OS X

I'm trying to create a printer set-up which allows me to print a document, and have it printed by the same printer twice, using 2 different trays. So I'm looking for a solution that will print the ...
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CUPS installing using repository

I want to get printer state from CUPS. To do that , I am trying to customize CUPS's source code. So I can send a message to my front-end. I have downloaded CUPS repository from gitub Apple's Cups ...
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printers application in ububtu 14.04 not working properly

When I try to open it, it opens with a delay and shows exactly the screen shown here Printer Add button not enabled in ubuntu 12.04. It seems there is a problem with CUPS. Two more bits of input: ...
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Deploying Cups printers via MS Group Policy Object

I have Cups installed on a Debian GNU/Linux 9.0 (Stretch) OS. On this server, I've set shared printers which I have to deploy on 80 Windows 7 PCs. I have no problem for installing a printer on a ...
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Linuxt mint debian printer uri

I'm setting up a local printer in Linux Mint Debian using cups utility. I'm just don't know what to put for the uri of printer? Where can I find the uri?
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Use CUPS own driver when sharing a printer

I am trying to get an old printer working for a family member. The printer itself is working fine but I can't find a way to print from Windows 10 to that printer, the drivers for that printer no ...
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Print driverless with cups

my goal is to print a generated testreport (pdf, 1 A4 page) to any network postscript printer ( The printer is not fix, it only has to be a postscript printer. I tried Brother HL-5450DN & ...
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Uniquely identifying multiple Epson thermal printers

I'm planning to connect multiple Epson thermal printers (TM-T88V) to a Raspberry Pi 3, running Raspbian. The Raspberry Pi 3 will act as a web application server and print server for three iPads at a ...

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