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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Linux CUPS auto re-add printer?

We have a Redhat machine (2.6.9-42.ELsmp) that runs CUPS. Once in a while, people send big files to the printer, and it gets stuck, so they restart the printer. After 300 seconds of it not responding, ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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2 Printers 1 Queue

My issue: When an order is processed, the same document needs to be printed on two printers. My proposed solution: Create a single queue in CUPS with a backend script that spits the job out to the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Why can't I print from Windows on CUPS from a single application?

I've set up a Fedora 10 server and I want to print to an attached printer from three Windows Vista and two XP workstations. After much manual reading I got this situation: All workstations can ...
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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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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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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 do I print from across the Internet using CUPS

I work as the programmer/IT guy at a small company and I've run into a bit of a problem. Hardware is assembled here at the office but the hardware face plates are screen printed at my house by my ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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Modify existing printer settings in CUPS on RHEL4

Due to some network changes one of our printers has a new IP. A user came to me today with the following quote: "I can't print from the linux." The IP was changed a month ago and apparently we don't ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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: ...
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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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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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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 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 ...