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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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Epos print modification

I have a POS system with thermal epos network printers that print 80 mm wide Recently i have added 2 portable printers from Epson tm-p80 that print 56 mm Now the print format from the cash register is ...
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Connect USB printer to an ethernet-only router

I have a XIAOMI Mi Router 4A Gigabit router and it is OpenWRT compatible. I was thinking of hooking up my Canon PIXMA E410 printer (which only has USB) to the router and setup a print server (p910nd/...
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how do I make cups use all cpu cores? [duplicate]

I'm printing with cups from libreoffice, and the pc lasts a very long time preparing the printing, before actually sending it to the printer. I'm seeing that it uses 100% of one core. Is there a way ...
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Unable to add Ubuntu CUPS printserver to Windows 10?

I am trying to add a local port on Windows 10 machine for a virtual queue printer that installed on Ubuntu server. When I enter \\ip address for ubuntu server\name of printer, I get the following ...
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Sharing a printer on Arch to Windows clients

Following the stereotype that printers never "just work", I need help with sharing my Samsung ML-2160 on Arch. I already followed some guides, installed CUPS and the samsung-unified-driver ...
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How to propagate CUPS configuration on shared printers?

I own a Brother QL500 label printer. As it is USB-only, I want to share via LAN from a small raspberry pi using CUPS. The device allows different label sizes to be mounted and it is a strict ...
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When printing from command line how to know what was the default font and font size is being used to print

I am printing from a text file. I would like to know what was the default font and font size is being used. Is there a way to find out? lp template.html -d TVS_MSP-250CH-custom
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Printing on a custom paper size in Linux/CUPS

I'm trying to set up a custom paper size (5.5x8.5 in) for my Epson ET-15000 in Ubuntu 21.04. I have added the custom size to the PPD file, and it shows up as an option in the print dialog. However, ...
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cups: forward printing to port 6631 through ssh tunnel. "cups over ssh"

I want to print to remote linux-PC (raspberry) with cups using a existing ssh tunnel: forward port 6631 to remote machine port 631 with running cups (through existing revers tunnel): ssh -p 2241 -L ...
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CUPS: How to allow other users (than root) to use cupsenable / cupsdisable?

I am using Centos 7. When I try to restart cups without root privileges I get the following error: [user@server home]$ /usr/sbin/cupsdisable printername cupsdisable: Operation failed: client-error-...
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CUPS printing CHARACTER mode oracle reports escape sequences

I have some old character mode oracle reports that are currently printed out via an AIX system and work fine. The printer is a HP LaserJet 4200. The reports contain escape sequences like this: (s0p16....
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How can I drop setup cups to propagate settings to another cups instance?

I am looking for a solution of my printing setup with cups. I have a small brother label printer QL500 that I want to make available over the network. So, my plan was to attach a raspberry pi or ...
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SMB-shared printer visible, but can no longer connect to it

I have a Brother HL-L2300D printer, connected by USB to a Raspberry Pi serving as a print server for a LAN segment somewhere. The Pi runs Raspbian, and has a samba server and a CUPS server running - ...
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cups: Epson LQ 850+ top page offset to high

When I print with cups on my LQ 850+ a one-page print job, the top page offset is too high, which means that the printing starts too low on the page. By this, the page does not fit on one paper (A4), ...
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linux printing remotely with lp command to cups server not working

I want to print between docker compose containers. There are two containers to the issue: cups: cups daemon php-apache: print with lp cups container: print locally, example $ lp -d developer-epson-...
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How to permanently disable authentication while printing in Ubuntu 20 & Mint 20?

I tried with Ubuntu and Mint both latest 20 version. I am unable to print to any windows shared printer. It asks for user and password of that pc where printer is installed which of course I can not ...
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CUPS add remote CUPS

I have a remote CUPS server what I would like to configure on another linux machine as: http://1.2.3.4:631/printers/MX320 tried with ipp same result. It's a Cannon MX320 printer. What's annoying is ...
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printer.conf make and model issue with Zebra ZPL Label Printer

I have the below local network printer defined for my cups print server. it will create the printer in a docker container, when i look at the UI. but, the "make and model" column shows "...
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How can I disable web cups login for root

I want to disable root login in web interface CUPS. Info which I found all about add another user in CUPS. Or how can I permit root login in web cups only for specific IP?
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Make CUPS refresh status (specifically ink)

I finally got an Epson printer to work on Linux. But my Windows family was working the printer hard, and it was out of ink. So the first Linux job I submitted got held, because no ink. No problem, ...
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OSX doesn't list remote CUPS printer

I'm trying to add a remote printer in my OSX Catalina, but the problem is that remote printer is not in the list The remote printer is operating and properly configured, i used other OSX machine and ...
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How to specify/pull the user from URI in CUPS printer?

My ultimate goal is to have users print to their own folder on the remote printer server. At this time all prints are going to the ANONYMOUS folder. I have tried the multiple-printer configs, which I ...
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Printing multiple pages results in negative offset

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04.5 and a Samsung CLP-510N network printer with DIN A4 paper. The printer is configured in the printer settings on Linux as page size A4. When I print something consisting of more ...
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How to configure an IPP-driverless printer with static IP address in CUPS?

I've recently bought a new network printer and it supports driverless printing over IPP. It works out of the box on Ubuntu 20.04 using CUPS with cups-browsed configured like this: ...
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Cups cannot print anymore as a share

I have a local Ubuntu PC with a USB printer (Canon IP2800). I share this printer over wifi to other Ubuntu systems. It's been working fine for a few years. Last week all networked PCs became unable to ...
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Godex 730 rastertoezpl driver in cups prints wrong orientation

I recently updated from cups 1.4 (Centos 6) to cups 1.6 (Centos 7). I am using Godex label printers and the rastertoezpl printer driver offered by Godex. Anyway since the update one printer (where the ...
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lp commands not displaying meaningful messages

We have CUPS 1.6.3. in 2 RHEL7 environments, A & B. On A, when we issue lpstat command we get list of active jobs. Man page says When run with no arguments, lpstat will list active jobs queued by ...
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How to solve Mac "Holding for Authentication" when printer does not have credentials

I have a printer hosted (CUPS) on my Ubuntu 20.10 machine so that everyone on the network can use it, and it just works on all computers after a quick setup. On a certain mac however, it was working ...
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How do I install on Windows a printer shared from cups on Linux?

I got an industrial printer that doesn't have drivers for Windows. Someone wrote a driver for Linux and it works great. I want to print from Windows. The Adobe PS Drivers are discontinued and all ...
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Alternate green/blue bars in PDF printout like old paper on dot-matrix printers

Is there any way to achieve this PDF output on Linux? By this I mean the alternate blue/green bars, which used to be pre-printed on paper for dot-matrix printers. The guides/holes in the sides would ...
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Canon iR2018 armbian drivers on CUPS

I have Canon iR2018 printer and I am trying to set it as network printer using CUPS (it already has some network capabilities, but it does not work for macs and other devices). I plugged the printer ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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