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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backend PDF printer is always showing ideal status

I am trying to implement a backend to create a PDF printer using cups in freebsd. So far i am successful in creating a printer using a backend but the printer status is always idle and and not ...
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CentOS printing to remote printer succeeds only partially

I've got an odd problem that has me stumped. I have two computers: a server colocated at a local ISP and a workstation, located at my home. Both machines are running CentOS 6.7 and are up to date ...
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Send dummy data to printer to wake it up

I have a Dell B1260dn Mono Laser Printer connected to cups. It is used for receipts. Especially the first page in the morning takes almost a minute to print, because the printer have to warm up, it ...
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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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Printer stops working after reboot

Problem with Samsung printer driver installation. In a nutshell: one thin client (O.S Suse Linux) one usb printer (Samsung ml 1640) After installing the specific manufacturer driver, the printer ...
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Automatically Deploy Windows Print Server Printers to Clients

Using CUPS with linux clients, configuring clients like this: $ cat /etc/cups/client.conf ServerName <printserver-hostname> $ cat /etc/init/cups.override manual means any changes I make on ...
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Samba printing gives NT_STATUS_NO_SPOOL_SPACE

I have a CUPS server with 1 printer attached, and then shared via Samba. Though every few days printing via Samba stops working, with the following error: $ echo test | smbclient //cups1.jeoffice/...
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Broadcasting a printer from Cups / Samba

I am currently attempting to broadcast my postscript printer from my debian machine to other (Windows) based machines on the network. I came across this article and this article which explained the ...
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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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Why does the CUPS OpenWRT admin page prompt for login and will not take user/password when adding printer?

I am using OpenWRT 14.07, with CUPS 1.5.4. When I try to add a printer, the UI leads me through the entire workflow, until I get to the end. At the end of the workflow, after I have found the ...
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Deploy CUPS printer to domain

I can add CUPS printer to any Windows system easily enough with http://server:631/printers/printername, but when I use the same URL on Group Policy Editor's Deploy Printer wizard, it recognizes it as ...
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Samba AD DC not showing Printers

I have setup my Ubuntu Server as an AD DC using Version 4.1.6-Ubuntu. When I try to access the printers share from a Windows Client I am getting an "Illegal Function" error. I tried it from Windows 10 ...
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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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How to add accounting code to Sharp PPD driver on Ubuntu/CUPS

I have access to two Sharp printers (MX-C300P, MX-2614NR), but they require accounting codes ("user number") to be submitted with jobs. Has anyone managed to do this? (I managed it once with a Xerox, ...
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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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CUPS Print Server; Multiple Destinations

We have about 15 printers in our office, each one a different make or model, and requiring a different driver, with differing locations as well, ranging from peoples desks to breakrooms. Due to this, ...
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OSX: EPSON printer fails when controlled by CUPS

I have an application that I developed that controls access to the printer for specific users. I accomplish this using CUPS and the lpadmin commands lpadmin -u allow:"+PRINT_USER_NAME+" -p "+...
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CUPS ignoring lp -o options when printing to Ricoh 4000 with Fiery E-5100

I'm having difficulties controlling which paper type, size and tray when printing from the command line using either lp or lpr. The commands appear to just ignore the -o options altogether and print ...
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Xerox Phaser 3010 won't print anything [closed]

I've tried Fedora Core 18, 19, 20 and 21 (but I can't go back now, just had a chance while updating). Every time the system has no problem finding and identifying the printer. It doesn't have a PPD ...
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CUPS keeps silently UNsharing my printers - why?

I'm in a world of hurt at the moment with regard to printing, but I've discovered one ultra-specific problem that seems to be the root of all my other problems. CUPS is silently unsharing my printers....
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Printing HTTPS Webpages in CLI

I have a CentOS 6.6 server, and I am trying to print https://* webpages using the following commands: html2ps https://mywebsite/blah.html | lpr My printer prints out a paper for all HTTPS print ...
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Why would CUPS be duplicating pages when you specify how many copes to print?

I'm running ArchLinux with a CUPS server on it. I am using an gutuenprint driver for a Sinfonia printer. Whenever I tell cups to print more than one copy of a 1-page document, it duplicates the pages ...
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CUPS-PDF Output Filename Fix

I'm using Virtual PDF Printer with cups-pdf package in debian 7.7 wheezy. I have some problem with output PDF filename. It's work correctly when I Print .rtf document with wordpad. But, when I Print ....
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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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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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printing more than one page per sheet with raw postscript/IPP/CUPS

we have a raw postscript printer (HP LJP M425dn) that CUPS (1.5.3-5+deb7u1) addresses by IPP with driver "Local Raw Printer (grayscale)". CUPS's own "print test page" produces a sheet with monospaced ...
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CUPS remote print queues

In my network, there are multiple printers over many locations, all connected to a single CUPS server via whatever protocols they require. Client machines on the network need to print to the printers ...
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Configuring cups to accept multiple jobs from Mac end users

I have a CUPS server up and running with a print release station working fine. I'm not just trying to fine tune it. Right now my mac end users have their print jobs stack up in their local queue, and ...
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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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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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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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Upgrade to Wheezy - CUPS printing to lpd printers is 6x slower

We have Debian Squeeze 32-bit 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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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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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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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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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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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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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: /root/rpmbuild/BUILDROOT/cups-...
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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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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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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 Point'...
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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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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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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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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 ...