CUPS stands for Common Unix Printing System. It has been in use by major Linux distributions for user-friendly printing services for about a decade and was purchased by Apple Inc in 2007 when it was purchased from Michael Sweet. CUPS was notable in providing a web-based administrative interface to ...

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Upgrade to Wheezy - CUPS printing to lpd printers is 6x slower

We have Debian Squeeze 32-but servers that print PDFs to Xerox DocuColor printers. The PDFs are processed in about six seconds. We are in the process of upgrading our servers to Wheezy 64-bit. We ...
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Cups is not printing with “Filter Failed” message — how to get more info?

I have a laser printer (Samsung ML-2010) that is in good condition, it works in Windows and old linuxes, but not with my fresh installation of ArchLinux. The printer is recognised and configured, but ...
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Print directly to CUPS server from non-local clients (Ubuntu 14.04)

I set up a CUPS server with a few queues and printing from local clients (the CUPS test page and Samba) seems to work just fine. It seems like the CUPS server is denying non-local clients though: ...
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windows overwrites cups drivers

I'm currently trying to enforce grayscale printing at the company I work at. I have added the printer (sharp mx2600n) to the cups server using the ppd file. on the web interface i set the color mode ...
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How can I cancel a print job stuck in processing?

I use a print queue to rasterize a large amount of Adobe illustrator files. This means that as some point the queue can contain thousands of jobs. In some cases the process rasterizing the PDF gets ...
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DNS-SD registration of “printer_queue1” failed with -65548

I get this message from logs i am not sure that its the avahi daemon or some networking issue communicating to the DNS servers. How can i find if this an issue with avahi daemon or CUPs server in ...
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AirPrint CUPS 401 Not Authorized

I'm setting up a system with CUPS which should be able to print from multiple platforms including IOS. I am using Tea4Cups as well since the print server should run some scripts before the document is ...
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lpr command is different on the dev and production machine?

I'm printing some files (labels) directly from the server. On my development machine (Xubuntu 12.04) the following works: lpr -P QL-720 -H 192.168.171.53 /tmp/labels/OAQRJECIDP On the production ...
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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 ...
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Safely move CUPS spool directory

For scaling purposes we need to move the spool directory from cups from one partition to another on some hosts. To keep the same configuration files across the whole pool of servers, we'll replace ...
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Centos 6.4. building rpm for cups 1.7

I try to build rpm from source by running rpmbuild -ta cups-1.7.0-source.tar.gz --without dbus but get Processing files: cups-1.7.0-1.x86_64 error: File not found: ...
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Vagrant and cups port forwarding not working. Not accessible

I'm working with vagrant and I'm trying to use it as a printing server. I installed cups. Internally everything works just fine. I can even make a quick curl to my localhost:631 (cups port inside my ...
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How to make cups to automatically redirect prints that have more than 10 pages to specific printer

I have 2 printers on my cups server. I want that when the print has more than 10 pages, it would be redirected to a specific printer. How can I do that?
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samba not showing cups printers

I have a samba server that is configured to use CUPS printing systems. At the moment 2 printers are defined (via cups's web interface): root@srv-volta:~# lpstat -v device for Brother_MFC-9465CDN: ...
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How do I load Windows printer drivers on a Samba 4 print server?

Premise / status: I've set up Samba 4 as an AD controller, and, according to the instructions on the howto, have established a [print$] share that should allow me to "upload printer drivers for ...
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CUPS: “Too many open files” message

I have a small Linux server (Ubuntu Server, 12.04 LTS) which is serving as a print release server. Essentially, I have defined a CUPS printer, and added Option job-hold-until indefinite to the entry ...
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Cupsd accepts, runs print job, but printer doesn't print

Just set up cupsd on centos 6.4 to share a USB printer on my local network (new to cups, but not centos). Test pages print fine from the local machine, and have all appearances of success when ...
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Sharing Printers Internal Network

My company currently has an internal linux server ( Centos 5.7 ) that runs an internal website ( PHP/Apache ) for internal work. One thing that has been a bit of a problem is creating print jobs. We ...
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CUPS Printing: Is there a way to get total page count when print job begin

Now I only can get actual page count from querying print job attribute after print job finishes. I found that page count increases on "localhost:631/jobs" during printing. What I want is get page ...
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Where can I get the 64bit Windows Cups drivers?

I'm trying to setup a samba print server so that when users add a printer in Windows, the Cups postscript drivers are supplied and installed automatically. This is working fine for 32 bit Win 7 ...
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CUPS printers discovered via browsing appear as ///dev/null

I have two servers on the same subnet, one CUPS server and one that needs to access printers configured on the CUPS server. CUPS browsing seems to be partially working, but according to lpstat on the ...
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AIX 6.1 - CUPS 'unsupported document-format' when printing

I have a Zebra printer that I'm trying to send a PDF of a label to. I was reading on Zebra's website that CUPS is an optional print server/spooler that can be used for exactly what I need. So I went ...
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Printer recognized but not printing. CUPS

I'm using a HP 1000 J110 connected to a server which I access via ssh. I use lsusb and it appears there. Then, I Pasted the PPD on the /etc/cups/ppd/ folder... Is the ppd my pc uses to print when ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 cups 1.6 won't connect to my CentOS6 1.4.2 cups [closed]

Right now I have a CentOS 5 cups server, which runs cups 1.3.7 and the Ubuntu 12.10 users can't print to it because tehy use cups 1.6. According to this bug, it is a regression in cups 1.6. Trying ...
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CUPS Negotiate authentication woes

I have been struggling to Kerberize certain services within our domain, one of which is CUPS. The setup is as follows: a central print server connects to each individual printer around the domain and ...
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Samba printers installation

Is there any open source software which allows to install on the windows clients samba/cups printers from the web based interface? Something like Novell iPrint
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CUPS basic auth error through web interface

I'm trying to configure CUPS to allow remote administration through the web interface. There's enough documentation out there that I can figure out what to change in my cupsd.conf (changing Listen ...
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Mac OS X printing to CUPS - More intuitive authentication failure?

We have a network-wide CUPS server that offers authenticated printer access to all our campus users. We've been pretty disappointed with the way Mac clients handle bad printing authentication, though. ...
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Failed to find user 'avahi'

So I'm trying to setup CUPS + AirPrint support and one of the packages required is Avahi. I have installed it via ipkg, and have tried running the daemon, however I get the following error. Failed ...
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Sharing a USB printer with IPP (internet printing protocol)?

I have a small server (Linux 2.6.x) with one dedicated USB port only for printers. And I have been asked to configure a software to automatically share via IPP (Internet Printing Protocol) any printer ...
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SELinux preventing cups-pdf output to samba shared directory

I want to setup an cups-pdf printer to print PDFs to a samba shared directory but SELinux denies cups access to the shared directory. (cups needs to write to a local FS directory which is hosted as a ...
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CUPS-LPD print server scalability

So the manpage for cups-lpd says "large configurations" are a bad idea, but does not elaborate. Does anyone have any experience with using this tool at scale and how it copes? I'm looking at around ...
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List additional CUPS printer information

How to display printer information, such as printer description or printer location using command line tools? lpstat -t lists printer names, classes and devices for printers, but it doesn't list ...
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print PDFs to printer (NOT “pdf printer”)

I'm looking for a solution, either win or linux, for printing existing PDFs to network printers (available via our windows print server), preferrably by a 'hot folder' means where I could ...
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Delay in CUPS socket backend

Using the raw driver to send pre-generated PCL directly to the printer, I get response times around 4 s. When I send it to the printer using netcat I get about 300 ms. It seems that there is some ...
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Why do lp and lpr return unauthorized?

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 with latest updates. Here are my system's protections for lp and lpr. root@steamboy:/usr/bin# ls -l lp -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 13540 2011-09-12 10:41 lp ...
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Change CUPS default printer error policy

I run CUPS printing on a number of multiuser Linux application servers. The systems are RHEL or CentOS version 4, 5 or 6. Starting the EL5, the CUPS print server defaults to an error policy that ...
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LPR command won't recognize CUPS printer

I have a cups server with one shared printer configured on it. It prints test pages without problems. printername (Idle, Accepting Jobs, Shared) Description: desc Location: Driver: Zebra ZPL ...
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SAMBA CUPS Samsung ML-191x two printers exact model both wont distinguish which is connected on which port

I have installed a version of Cent0S 6.02 with SAMBA and CUPS 1.4.8 installed, I have two Samsung ML-191x that I need to install in the server so anyone can access the, both printer, if installed ...
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Displaying CUPS shared printers in a user's printer list on OS X Lion

Background We have a primarily Linux environment, but we have 40 Macs to support. I'm trying to integrate them into our standardized print system. We have about 50 printers shared from a CUPS server ...
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python-cups for CentOS5

I'm try to activate airprint support on CentOS5. I found this guide, but the airprint-generate python script needs cups support. It seems this script needs the python-cups lib. How can I install this ...
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cups not printing classification

Our print server is using cups, and it is set to use a classification but the classification is not appearing on the pages. The banner prints and all config files look to be okay (printers.conf, ...
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cups won't install

I had to remove cups from my machine to do some tests. I juste removed it with apt-get purge cups but now I can't install it again, so I can't print. I have never seen such an error, can someone give ...
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Printing reports in CUPS

how can i get detailed printing reports from the CUPS printing server? for example, the user sending the job, IP address, especially number of pages sent to printer
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Load all printers drivers on a custom Debian CD

I am building a custom Debian CD to install a Debian web server with our software, and it have to handle a printer, which can be any existing printer. How can I add all printers drivers, and how CUPS ...
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CentOS CUPS Configuration

I have a question about configuring CUPS for CentOS. I have CUPS installed on CentOS in one machine, and I am trying to access the web interface of CUPS from a different machine. The machine with ...
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How to configure cups to allow remote printing with authentication and local printing without?

According to the cupsd.conf documentation, one should be able to "require authentication for remote access, but allow local access without authentication." There doesn't appear to be any other ...
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How to limit printer settings for networked CUPS printer?

We have a CUPS based color laser printer. Our colleagues often tweak their print settings, resulting in non optimal configurations. E.g. they change the color reproduction so that even black and white ...
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Printer queues with Samba and CUPS

I've successfully got Samba and CUPS working together to give nice, consistent printing interfaces with just the Postscript drivers to Windows clients both IA32 and x64 of any variants since 95. The ...
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Printing fails after first print with Centos 6 and HP LaserJet P3015dn printer

Centos 6 recognises and configures a HP LaserJet P3015dn printer connected via USB. This machine is being configured as a small group file/print server. I can print a test page, which is ...