Questions tagged [cups]

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 the Linux printing system and was considered a vast improvement over the old lpadmin CLI tools of the time.

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CUPS - Network printer - Connection error: Permission denied, The printer is not responding

I'm trying to troubleshoot a printing issue, but first I need to describe my environment (it's a bit non-standard). I have a HP 1102 USB printer, connected to a Ubuntu 20.04 system which runs CUPS and ...
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is it possible to append the filename to the job-id of all jobs submitted to a CUPS printer?

as the title suggests, I want to append the filenames of files I print to the actual job-ID in CUPS. so if for instance i ran: lp some-file.pdf the job-ID would be: d00001-001somefile.pdf The reason I ...
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Unable to print using cups

FreeBSD12.1-RELEASE-p5 cups-2.2.13 cups-filters-1.27.3 ghostscript9-agpl-base-9.52_1 Cups stopped working following the removal of a broken cups-pdf package and attempted re-installation of the older ...
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cups default printer settings via ipp

I got a Brother MFC-J6510DW connected to a antiX machine via usb where i can print without problems. when i add this printer to my manjaro with ipp, I can print, but can't change the print settings. ...
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How to clear all CUPS queues on startup of server?

In our specific application, we need to clear all CUPS print queues of all jobs upon startup of the CUPS server. How can I achieve this? Raspbian 10, CUPS version 2.2.10 What I already tried: 1....
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CUPS Processing - “Waiting for printer to become available.”

I'm attempting to get Brother HL-L2301-D printer running under Gentoo. I've downloaded the RPM and installed it under Gentoo. The device is detected and I've set up a udev rule to make it available ...
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CUPS client not working with docker container name

CUPS client cannot print when providing the CUPS server as container name, while it works fine with the container IP: Sample docker-compose.yml: version: '3.7' services: client: ...
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Printing on Canon printers using CAPT drivers, captstatusui

I have installed CUPS and CAPT drivers to print using Canon LBP2900 printer. After a struggle I have managed to get it working (mostly because of capt* binaries lacked some i386 libraries and bad ...
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CUPS - how to list all detected printers from command line (Linux)

In the CUPS web interface, when adding a printer, the interface displays all detected printers, both local and networked, and the user can pick which one they want to add to CUPS. How can I get this ...
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Error registering Canon printer on Debian 10

I'm following instructions https://askubuntu.com/questions/457774/driver-for-canon-lbp-2900 to install printer driver for Canon LBP 2900 on Debian 10.3. However, on second step I get error: make: *** ...
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Getting response from a USB printer via Cups/LP

I have a Zebra ZP450 label printer connected via USB to a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian Linux. I have configured the printer in CUPS so that I can dump raw ZPL commands to it, and the labels print out ...
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CUPS lp freezes when a printer is offline

I'm running CUPS 2.2.10 (Raspberry Pi). I have two Zebra label printers connected to USB ports. Each is configured in CUPS. They print fine with no issues unless one printer is turned off. Then if ...
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CUPS make many backup files of printers.conf with format “printers.conf.YYYY-MM-DD-HH-MM-SS” filling my /etc/cups directory

Enviroment: Operative System: "CentOS Linux release 7.7.1908 (Core)" CUPS 1.6.3 (installed by yum) Papercut MF 1.9.5 Symptom: The /etc/cups/ dir is full os printer.conf files: # ls -l total ...
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get no. pages being sent to print in linux

Question : I need the total number of pages being print for the particular print-job in linux ? I got the no. of copies and no. of document being printed for the job in Job attributes which appears ...
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Does CUPS re-write/reformat Jobs received from clients with the filter/driver assigned to a printer before passing the job to the printer?

My objective is to have a CUPS server that can receive jobs from ChromeOS clients that don't have drivers available for the printers we are using. I want to be able to configure the Chrome clients to ...
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raspi cups prints pdf input as garbage on paper

I'm trying to print a pdf onto paper programmatically, using lp from a raspberry pi as part of an application for work. The PDF comes out of the printer looking like completely random unicode ...
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How to print across subnets with CUPS?

I am running Ubuntu Server 18.04. I am printing from a Non-AirPrint Printer to iPads, which is why im using cups. I can find the printer if I'm on the same vlan as the server. I need to be able to ...
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Forcing mono print on a colour printer with CUPS?

I have been instructed to create 2 print queues on one MFD, one colour and one mono. I have installed CUPS on Ubuntu 18.04LTS and can print from a Win 10 machine (client) using http://printserver/...
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Limit CUPS printer discovery from multiple interfaces

ServerFault! Coming here right from StackOverflow :) Here is the problem: I have a Xubuntu PC that has two physical network interfaces. One of them is for purposes of my working room, another is to ...
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Printing oversized PDF to HP printer

I am using an HP E60055 laserjet printer and using Red Hat Linux Cups version 1.6 to print to it. Previously using a Samsung SCX-483x - with which I had no problems with the default settings. When I ...
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CUPS filter failed error

I installed CUPS and added my printer but if I print anything I see always "filter failed" error. Could you please check what is wrong? E [04/Jan/2019:19:50:40 +0000] [Job 13] Unable to open raster ...
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Sharing printer from CUPS to CUPS, getting state stopped 'Filter failed'

I'm trying to share a Epson TM-T20II connected to my computer (the server) via USB. It's working correctly at my computer using the drivers "EPSON TM BA Thermal". Now in the other computer (the ...
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Can't access cups from ssh tunnel -Bad Request-

I have CUPS installed on different servers and I can connect to those using an SSH tunnel without any issue, but this server returns "Bad request" always. All my servers have Ubuntu 16.04 Server, ...
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Strange authentication requirement in CUPS web interface

I'm accessing a print server's CUPS web interface - using an SSH tunnel so that access is on the local host. CUPS is configured fine (I think) and I can print. However, when I try to do something ...
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zombie file under linux

When trying to unininstall cups from a linux machine some kind of "schrödingers file" was left behind: ls shows it, but otherwise its not there. System is ubuntu 17.10 / kernel 4.13, filesystem is ...
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Text not properly centered on label (CUPS + Zebra Gk420)

I have added a custom format to /etc/cups/ppd/GK420.ppd in order to match my 70x50mm labels. *OpenUI *PageSize/Media Size: PickOne *OrderDependency: 10 AnySetup *PageSize *DefaultPageSize: w198h141 *...
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Where does Cups keep print job information?

We are trying to assemble a free software stack to get detailed print job accounting information, something similar to what Papercut Printlogger does, for raw printing queues. We have been testing ...
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How to configure CUPS to share printers via IPP - and what network interfaces it listens on?

I have Ubuntu Server with CUPS, and a printer added to that server via IPP. I'd like to re-share this printer to other clients via ZeroTier. In CUPS admin, I've enabled " Share printers connected to ...
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Force CUPS print server to fit-to-page if job is not A4

I've setup a CUPS print server on Debian Stretch and I need a way to modify print jobs that don't use A4 page size. I have clients (iOS) that cannot set the paper size and will send for example a PDF ...
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macOS will not print to an LPR printer on different subnet

We have a fairly extensive campus network consisting of multiple subnets connected by a core router. Everything has been working fine for years, but recently I have a number of macosx clients that ...
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HTTPS/SSL not working with Cups

I have a site mysite.com and a printer mysite.com:631/printers/myprinter Well, https:// www.mysite.com works perfectly and is validated, but https:// www.mysite.com:631/printers/myprinter won't. ...
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cups: HTTP_STATE_WAITING Closing for error 32 (Broken pipe)

On a debian stable I've a network printer connected and shared (epson hp1536dnf): socket://ip:9100 from linux clients I've: ipp://ip/printers/printer1 The logs of server are: D [01/Sep/2017:18:21:...
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CUPS clogging printer and stalling jobs?

We have 2 network attached HP LaserJet 400 M401dne, and we need them to print invoice PDFs directly from server command line. I have added the printers to CUPS and created a printing class(invoices) ...
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CUPS printers managing script

We are using raspberry pi (Raspbian 8) computers as a print servers. To one raspberry can be connected up to four USB printers (zebra thermal printers). Printers can be unplugged/switched off/...
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cups' imagetopdf crashing Gnome Ubuntu 16.04 for Brother QL-700

I have installed printer drivers for a label printer according to directions here: http://www.linux-hardware-guide.com/2014-10-22-brother-ql-700-label-printer-usb One thing I noticed is that the ...
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cups fails to print files with very long paths

I got Debian 8 with CUPS 1.7.5 and HP LaserJet P2055D. Printing is OK, except that I can't print files, located on my network server with long nested paths. I.e. I can print file, located in \server\...
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How can I enable remote access to the Admin page in CUPS

I'm looking to get access to the admin page of the CUPS web interface. I can reach the page, and I can browse the majority of the site, but sadly the Admin page is still locked from remote sources. ...
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How to connect your network printer via another computer?

My need is a little strange, maybe. I have a proxy server A with IP 210.11.11.1 and a network printer B with IP 210.11.11.2 in the same room. I have a computer C with IP 202.33.33.1 in another room。C ...
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Why is my CUPS scheduler repeatedly being restarted?

In my /var/log/syslog, I see (filtered irrelevant parts out): Dec 30 15:00:10 myhost systemd[1]: Started CUPS Scheduler. Dec 30 15:13:11 myhost systemd[1]: Started CUPS Scheduler. Dec 30 15:26:11 ...
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lpr command: no prints and no error

PROBLEM: no prints and no output (and no errors) for 'lpr -P printername file.txt' DETAILS: I have the same CUPS installation in two different servers. In one of this server lpr command works and ...
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CUPS-pdf: Documents are uploaded but not stored

I have set a virtual printer. It worked well when there were no policies. All the documents were stored in: /var/spool/myprinter/ANONYMOUS Now I obviously want to add some users so not everyone can ...
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Ubuntu Print Server in Windows Environment

For my project at work, I decided to create a Ubuntu Linux 16.04 print server but it's in a Windows environment. I installed CUPS via apt and Samba via apt also. The few printers I have setup work ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...