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Questions tagged [cups]

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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Network Printing Minolta C554 Ubuntu 18.04

I want to print via the local network on a Minolta C554 Using Ubuntu 18.04. The printer appears in Settings -> Printers -> Additional Printer Settings ... The Button to "Print Test Page" is greyed ...
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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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Install CUPS on Odoo's POSBox

I have a Star TSP650II thermal printer with USB interface and connected to a POSBox (a Raspberry-Pi-based device to connect point-of-sale hardware). I am trying to use the printer in the Star Line ...
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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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CUPS on RHEL: Duplicate One Printer's Config (not all of cups cfgs) to Add Identical Printers With Same Configuration

I am just looking to take the settings of one printer (intermec px4i) and clone them(only editing hostname and addr.) or make some sort of template so i can add the rest of the px4i's on our network. ...
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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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Epson Thermal Printer is not working on Arch Linux

I have installed all the drivers and PPD file for my Epson T88IV Thermal Printer but I am getting this error on CUPS: Idle - "File "/usr/lib/cups/backend//dev/usb/lp0" not available: No such file ...
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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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Incorrect file type transmitted to remote printer

I have a label printer (Brother QL-550) connected to a Raspberry Pi, using cups. This works. I also have a desktop machine and have added this printer (this is necessary because Gnome otherwise doesn'...
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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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Issue lpr print command from docker container

I am new to docker. I need to issue the print command from docker container. Prerequisites My printer is installed on docker host machine. What I need to do: I need to issue the print command from ...
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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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Why can't I print from my Linux (Mageia) computer?

About week ago, my Linux Mageia system worked flawlessly. I was able to do all that I needed to do with that system. However, now for some odd reason the locally usb-connected printer installed on ...
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Linux printing issue with Epson EPL-6200L

I have an old Intel-based Mac mini with Snow Leopard and latest Debian alongside on it. Also there's my old printer Epson EPL-6200L which has wired connection to Mac mini. That printer works perfectly ...
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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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What is ram bank locator

I have two same rams installed in two different computers, when I do dmidecode --type memory on the two, I have found the two RAMs have some different values, I am wondering why should be the case? ...
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cups returns generic “Print file was not accepted” error, file does not print

I'm unable to print any file (txt, pdf, ect) using cups on EL7. The job appears to be accepted, but setting cups loglevel to debug I am seeing the following: D [01/May/2017:10:36:52 -0400] ...
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Speeding up CUPS + Gutenprint

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 with Raspbian Lite and a printer connected to it. It is controlled by CUPS with Gutenprint drivers. This configuration is working very slow, it takes about 7 seconds to print ...
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Why does my HP printer keep getting stuck on the last page when printing on Linux?

I have an HP inkjet printer with a duplex printing attachment. Whenever I print a document with an odd number of pages, the last page gets "stuck", and the only way to reset the printer is to actually ...
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lp is not printing whole page - instead prints shifted page

I am trying to print pdf files by lp file.pdf but for some reason whole page is shifted up (cutting top of the page) my printer is HP OfficeJet 6500A Plus and cups version: $ cups-config --...
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Print many paged pdf-files with multiple images from commandline

We are using a linux server with cups to print pdf-files from command-line. This has always worked in the past but recently we added more images to our pdf's and this caused an error. The printer ...
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How can I use CUPS' basic authentication from a windows client?

I've set up a CUPS server, and configured a printer to require a "valid-user". I have set up a Linux user on the box with a password. I've tested that it requires the username/password from a Linux ...
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debug misbehaving printer on Linux

I run debian testing and all of a sudden my Brother HL-1250 (connected via parallel port) stopped working properly. What happens is that whenever I print something, all the printer does is to produce ...
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Issues with printer share on Debian Samba server, jobs not getting sent to server

I'm having quite a bit of issues with getting my printer shared on my Debian 8. I have an HP Officejet 4500 g510n-z hooked in via USB to the machine. It is detected: root@bahamut:/etc/samba# lsusb ...
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Colorspace invalid error with cups

I am attempting to print a PDF, but CUPS is giving me an error stating: "(urftopdf) die(Invalid ColorSpace, only RGB 24BIT type 1 is supported) [Success]" I'm not really even sure what this means. ...
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How to convert Word (doc) to PDF in centos6.5

I used the libreoffice effect is not good, word layout is a mess. Also used OpenOffice,but word2007, WORD2010 use error. Tried cup-pdf, but i do not know how to set the effective without GUI.I want to ...
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ML2165 doesn't complete duplex jobs

Not sure if this is the proper place to ask, I have a Samsung ML2165 wireless laser printer that I use with CUPS and rastertoqpdl (splix drivers, I believe) from Fedora 24. The printer (or cups, not ...
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CUPS “Unable to get printer status”

Recently after a system upgrade I can no longer print from local networked HP printers. The error message on the CUPS Jobs webpage is "Unable to get printer status". When not printing, the output ...
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lpr does not see default printer - why?

I've set my only printer to be the default printer via CUPS, which lpstat confirms $ lpstat -p -d printer MFC-9840CDW is idle. enabled since Fri 03 Jun 2016 09:05:46 AM Online system default ...
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Setting Windows drivers for CUPS printer a.k.a Point'n'Print

I have Samba 4.2.10 and CUPS 1.7.5 running on Debian 8. The server is domain member. In CUPS I have several printers, and I shared them with Samba. Printing test page from CUPS works fine, printing ...
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Canon MX925 in KDE 4.14 ok- but unable to locate in CUPS/Plasma

I'm confused and I could need your help with installing a wireless Canon printer MX925 (on Plasma 5.6.3). I still have a running KDE 4.14.10 system, Kernel 4.3.6 with a working Canon MX925 printer. ...
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How can I select a server in system-config-printer?

The server dialog in the Linux administration tool system-config-printer looks like this: However, the CUPS server may not be on localhost but on a remote machine. How can one tell system-config-...
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Avahi rejects cups print jobs after system upgrade

I recently upgraded my system from RHEL 6.5 to 7.2. A previously working network printer stopped working. The printer is configured as before with the same driver and options. Trying to print a simple ...
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HP Laserjet 4000T prints PCL XL UnsupportedProtocol error

I have a working CUPS setup, configured for a HP LaserJet 4000T printer. It works fine from all stations, except Windows 10-x64. There is no HP LJ 4000 printer in the list with installable printers, ...
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Is is possible to use Brother MFC-J5720DW with Linux?

I read some good reviews about this network printer/scanner, and noticed that it can scan to email or FTP. So I made the flawed(?) assumption that the printer would work independently without a ...
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How to set the minimum margin in CUPS / foomatic driver?

I have a Dell 2130cn laser printer which has no PPD print driver for CUPS, so I used the generic foomatic PCL6 (/pxlcolor if that matters), and it's not correctly recognizing my printer's print ...
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CUPS printing to canon MG5660 not actually printing

I have an up to date raspberry Pi running the default flavour of Raspbian connected over wifi, and a Canon MG5660 connected over wifi. I have installed CUPS on the Pi. The web interface for CUPS ...
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Cups printer “sleeping” for the first 10-30 minutes after computer power on

I have an HP Deskjet 1510 connected via usb to an Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS. I have turned off the "Automatically power off printer after 2 hours to save energy" feature by connecting the printer to a ...
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How to rename a CUPS printer?

I do lot of printing in command line through lpr command, for which I need conveniently short destination names like lp1, lp2 etc. In past I could name the printers, but in opensuse 13.2, yast ...
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Print from Linux without drivers trough CUPS

What I am trying to do: To print from any computer in my network, regardless of drivers. What I have: 3 printers An ubuntu print server with CUPS and all printers working well on it A network :) The ...