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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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 root@steamboy:/usr/...
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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 processed/...
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How can I delete a printer from CUPS?

My local CUPS server is confused about the name of the printer I use. It has two names: hpext and hpext@vm-cups. I can never predict which one is going to work, and if I use the wrong one, jobs just ...
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Allowing machines other than localhost access to CUPS?

In relation to this question on printing, I have found that I cannot administer the CUPS instance from a different machine. Is it possible that CUPS is configured to accept jobs only from the local ...
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CUPS printing How to get job number when submitting job?

I am working with CUPS and trying to wrap some job monitoring around it. Is there any way for me to get the job number when I use the lpr to submit the job? Alternatively, is there any other tool ...
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Connect to cups printer service from windows server 2008

From windows server 2003 I can easily add a cups printer service from another host: I tried the same on a windows server 2008 machine, but I did not succeed to add this kind of http printer ...
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Cups printing and setting CPI LPI

We are currently moving over from Sco to Redhat and we have been told to install CUPS for printing. We do only text printing invoices reports etc. How do I change the settings on my printers CPI LPI ...
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What is the “right” way to host CUPS behind Apache 2

I have tried some combinations of ProxyPass, ProxyPassReverse and ProxyHTMLURLMap but I'm still not having much luck. I just would like to be able to hit the printers in CUPS by going to www....
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Broken cups installation on a ubuntu server 64

I am having trouble with an cups installation. It seems to be in a broken state. When i try to reinstall it it stalls, the same if i try to remove it completely. I am running the server version 64 ...
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How Do I Enable CUPS Browsing Across A Network?

I have a CUPS server with two print queues defined. Once this was defined, all the CUPS clients on the same subnet could see the two print queues automatically, no problem. Now I have a collection ...
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Run command before and after printing with CUPS?

this is a home setup. A central printer server (Linux) manages the queue, a HP 2430DTN is attached to it via 100Mbit/sec Ethernet. The printer is hooked up to a managable power source. A shell script ...
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How do you disable SMB printing support?

I'm running CentOS on a storage server that has to do file sharing for with Windows machines. SMB version is smbd version 3.5.5-68.fc13 I'm getting a lot of error messages in /var/log/messages ...
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Why is there a 10 second delay when printing on Ubuntu Server 10.04?

I've seen tons of posts asking this and similar questions on various forums, but no one seems to be able to provide a solution. The basic problem goes like this: Printing worked fine on [Insert ...
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page limits on Mac printer

How can I set limits on the number of pages which can be printed by a user on Mac OS, or the Server? We have two printers on an all mac network. There are several Mac servers on the network and ...
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Is there a way to customise PPD distribution of printer drivers effectively with Mac Os X server?

we have two network printers shared via our 10.5.8 Mac Os Server machine. They have drivers provided by the manufacturer that allow job logging (printing with a print code). I've installed said ...
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CUPS printing compressed

Our apllicatuion send ascii files to the printer. This application indicates with Ctrl-O at starting that the printer should print in 132 columns. I can define a printer pr01 for 80-col printing and ...
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Simple and elegant solution for hooking HP printers on network

I have server connected to LAN (running cups), but it's not in the same room as HP printers. I have FPS-3003, but somehow I never managed to bind CUPS to it's supported protocols. I was thinking of ...
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How can I print to a Lexmark X3550 printer using Ubuntu?

I have a Lexmark X3550 printer and a computer running Ubuntu. Is there any hope in being able to print to this particular printer using Ubuntu? I am not familiar with CUPS. Is this an option?
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Avahi & cups on FreeBSD

I set up cups and avahi on FreeBSD 8.0. However cups printer does not shows in avahi-browse -a on client (other things like ssh server are shown). Additionally if I try to run avahi-browse -a on ...
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Centralized administration of campus (AD domain) printers?

I'm looking for the best way to centrally administer (and track!) printing for our AD domain. I know Windows Server can be configured to be a "Print Services" server, but it's my understanding that ...
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Can I share the scanner functionality of a multifunction printer over a network running CUPS print server?

I have a Debian box running cups on which I share out my laser printer to all the other machines in my home network. I am in the market for an upgrade to a color laser multifunction (print/scan/fax) ...
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What linux packages do I to install on my server to print to a remote print server?

I'm setting up Ubuntu 10.04 (server install) as a print client. I already have a working Ubuntu print server set up using CUPS, also running 10.04. What packages do I need to install to be able to ...
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CUPS wont start on LTSP client

I have attempted to install CUPS on an LTSP fat client. Both the client and the server are running Ubuntu 9.10 and cups runs fine on the server. When I try to start it on a client I get this: root@...
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How can I send raw postscript to a remote printer via CUPS?

I have an ancient fax device with a printer interface that only accepts postscript level 1 documents formatted in a specific way. I only have access to this printer over the lpd:// protocol. I have ...
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Know the number of pages printed from cups printing

I am using the CUPS print server on a MAC to manage printing, I would like to know the number of pages that are printed by any user for any job, however the column for pages writes unknown for each ...
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What LPR arguments do I need to print a 1400x800 pixel image on a 4x6 label?

This is driving me nuts. UPS sends our system a 1400x800 GIF image of a shipping label, which is supposed to fit nicely on a 4x6 page. Unfortunately, I can't seem to get the command line options ...
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Puppet causes endless restarts of CUPS (how does one prevent this)

It makes sense, and is in fact suggested on this site, to have a critical file change trigger a service restart with puppet meta-parameters (such as notify or subscribe). For example: ## file ...
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CUPS printer on Vritual Machine can be access via CUPS admin, but not by XP?

I have a Zebra label printer connected to a Linux Mint virtual machine. It was set up with CUPS and a Windows XP computer can then print to it via http://192.168.1.76:632/printers/labelprinter. That ...
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Issues configuring CUPS print server for Ubuntu Server 9.10

I have a 9.10 Ubuntu Server installed and I want to make it a print server and am trying to get access to the cups browser admin page from a windows client machine. I installed cups: sudo apt-get ...
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Setting request-user on IPP printer in CUPS

I need to send a request to CUPS server with the specific request-user parameter - remote_user instead of local_user. How should I set the local CUPS server?
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How to set up email printer driver under IPP?

We're enhancing our software to be able to print to an IPP-based printer (I'm running CUPS on a RedHat-based Linux distro). The QA person is remote, though, and because of firewalls and proxy servers ...
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Password protect a printer?

A teacher at one of the schools I work for asked if, instead of having students send them files that are to be printed off in colour -- given that students aren't allowed to use the colour printer but ...
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How to construct url of windows shared printer for cups client

I have a HP laserjet shared on a windows 2003 server as //w3kserver/hp I want to print from a linux client that has the cups system installed. When I add the printer in the cups web frontend on the ...
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AuthInfoRequired cups overwrites

My problem is basically identical to the following: http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=61826 Put simply, I have a machine in ubuntu trying to connect to another ubuntu machine via a ...
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CUPS printing via socket very slow

I don't find anything suitable on this topic: we have a Solaris server, running CSW CUPS and several network printers. Printing using LPD is fast, but when we try socket or SMB, it is painfully slow (&...
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Print from Linux to Windows networked printer

I want to print from a Debian (Lenny) workstation to a Windows networked printer. I'm not even sure what type of Windows network this is. Our tech-support is friendly but doesn't want to get involved ...