Questions tagged as ['printing']

Questions regarding printing and how to set up printers.
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Ubuntu 20.04 guest is not starting in VirtualBox due to "Failed to start CUPS Scheduler"
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VirtualBox guest of Ubuntu 20.04 is not starting. It is repeatedly trying to start CUPS scheduler and failing.

unendlessly trying to start CUPS scheduler

I tried the recovery mode. But drop to root shell is not working and showing the following error:

Cannot open access to console, the root account is locked.

I would appreciate any help.

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dot matix printer not recoganizing custom page size in Ubuntu 20.04
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I ran the below command It does not seem to recognize the width and height.

lp -d TVS_MSP-250CH -o media=Custom.10x6in test.txt

But do note if change the height from 6 to 3 there is a difference in the amount of paper ejected.

I have install the PPD file from the manufacturer.

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How do I allow non-admin users to control printers?
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An Ubuntu (21.10) PC is shared among a number of users, most of whom are not administrators. They are not allowed to install/remove/update software or directly alter system files, nevertheless all of them should be able to do anything with printers (manage print queues, remove printers, add new printers etc) i.e. enjoy full admin rights in the printing section of the settings window. How can this possib ...

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SOLVED Canon Pixma TR7620 on Ubuntu 20.04 stuck at 'rendering completed'
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I recently migrated to Ubuntu 20.04 and my Canon Pixma TR7620 printer has stopped working (previous distro was Debian 11; too much for me, but at least the printer worked).

With Focal Fossa, I have already completed the following:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:michael-gruz/canon-trunk
sudo apt-get update


sudo add-apt-repository ppa:thierry-f/fork-michael-gruz
sudo apt-get update


sudo apt ins ...
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Printed pages are displaced upwards
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The system is Xubuntu 20.04.3.
The Printer/Scanner is HP All In One 3790.
The software is HPLIP 3.20.6 and it has been downloaded and installed manually from the HP site.

The problem is that all the pages that are printed, either text or images, are all displaced upwards so that if the document is text for example, the first line is always printed outside the paper top boundary and therefore not p ...

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What does it mean when it asks me to authenticate my printer?
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Printing is playing up on my 20.04 machine. I just posted another question about this. When I go to Printers it says "3 jobs" and then when I click on it says:

enter image description here

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HP Laser 108a printer not detected via USB
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I have bought a budget printer HP laser 108a, and was using it very well on my Windows machine, but when I shifted to Ubuntu 21.04, I am not able to detect it in Add Printer settings, I downloaded its driver from HP official website and installed it but there was no progress, I tried removing ippusbxd after looking to some articles but it wasn't there in my desktop, I installed HPLIP, but still foun ...

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zebra printer and cups "Printer drivers are deprecated" - how to solve?
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I have a Zebra ZTC ZD421-300dpi ZPL printer, connected to a Raspberry. I initialize the printer as follows:

lpadmin -p zebra421 -E -v "usb://Zebra%20Technologies/ZTC%20ZD421-300dpi%20ZPL?serial=MYSERIAL" -m "drv:///sample.drv/zebra.ppd"

When I do this, I get this message:

lpadmin: Printer drivers are deprecated and will stop working in a future version of CUPS.

This is the result which comes back fro ...

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Cannot print a scanned document
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Ubuntu 20.04, all up to date.

I just scanned a page using the Ubuntu standard Scan-app and a Canon LiDE 110 and saved it as a .png and .pdf.

I have a Brother HL-L2340D printer that is working fine with GIMP, Xed etc. It will not print the scanned document in either .pdf or .png format. I have checked Permissions and the sole User has Read/Write including group. The Owner is the sole User.

I loaded it i ...

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Ancient avatar
Vanishing Epson printer utility
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I just installed a printer utility which enables me to check ink levels. The deb file came directly from Epson's download page, and Ubuntu handled the installation smoothly. But I can't find the utility! It's not crucial because I can still print. Where does stuff like this vanish to? It's not in the "Show Applications" list. When I ran Windows, the utility would pop up when ink was low, but it could al ...

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Install DeskJet 3762 on Ubuntu 20.10
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According to this:

for 10.04 and above you need to do this to install printer support for a DeskJet 3762

sudo apt-get install --assume-yes libcups2 cups libcups2-dev cups-bsd cups-client libcupsimage2-dev libdbus-1-dev build-essential ghostscript openssl libjpeg62-dev libsnmp-dev libtool libusb-1.0-0-dev wget python-ima ...

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Cannot set CUPS username in Kubuntu 20.04
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I need to set a specific username for printing (network printer at work).

In Kubuntu 16.04, I used to be able to set it using the CUPS interface at http://localhost:631 (via Administration, Manage Printers, Set Default Options, Job Log, UserId). However, in Kubuntu 20.04, it is not working.

I tried to set User myname in /etc/cups/cups-files.conf, but when I do that and do sudo service cups restart ...

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ubuntu< Save As Pdf> has bug in saving arabic Text
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I use Libre Office software to type university pamphlets, but the point I noticed is that after taking the PDF output from the final text, it is not possible to search for the word <لا>, but if we move the letters ا and ل, it means to Searching for the word <ال> instead of the word لا displays it. (Of course, it does the search correctly in the ODT file).

This is used in a lot ...

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user3410823 avatar
Cups randomly spewing out blank pages
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I'm using cups to send PDF files from PHP to the printing server. This goes well for a label printer but the actual laser printer has some issues. Sometimes it prints the PDF fine but sadly the other times it decides to spew out blank pages until it has no pages left.

I sadly have no clue how to resolve this as I can't replicate it 100% of the time and it seems to occur randomly.

OS: Ubuntu 21.10

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D. Noyes avatar
How to restore or reinstall Print Service
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I've been looking for days, but have been unable to find anything on how to restore or reinstall Print Service. I'm using Kubuntu 20.04 which the Prints--System Settings Module is now saying the Print Service is unavailable (dead) and a "bad file descriptor". I've only been able to find items that are written for other programmers rather than for a simple user, except one on YouTube that doesn't work as ...

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dam avatar
HPLIP can't detect printer
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I'm running the hp-setup which is part of the HPLIP utilities (I previously ran hplip). I've got the printer plugged into the USB port and use the option for detecting via USB (I've tried doing it wirelessly but it fails too). When it runs it produces this error output:

HP Linux Imaging and Printing System (ver. 3.21.10)
Printer/Fax Setup Utility ver. 9.0

Copyright (c) 2001-18 HP Development Com ...
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Canon Pixma MG 2522 not printing
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Someone gave me this computer with UBUNTU 20.04 operating system. I'm used to just plugging in the USB from the printer and being ready to print. This computer recognizes the printer and the computer will say its printing and print complete but nothing is printed. There is no download on Canon's website for this printer. I don't know what to do to make this thing work, help!!

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Saren Tasciyan avatar
"Failed to add new printer" while trying to add network (CUPS) printer on 18.04
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I am trying to add a CUPS printer via settings/printers. After clicking "Add..." the printer isn't listed until hostname is given. Then selecting the printer results in this error: "Failed to add new printer.". I don't know how to investigate this.

Printer is configured on a raspberry pi CUPS service and test works fine on the device. However, I can't add the printer to the system. Any ideas?

Edit: ...

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Terminal printing on file is being shrank with ellipses
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I am running a command like this: command > output.txt but my output.txt is having "...43 more items" written on it because the command prints too many things, it is like:

this is a text
text again
[more text,
more text
...43 more items
text again

Any help on how to make output.txt save all the lines without shrinking it with the "...43 more items" is very appreciated! Thank you :)

EDIT: My c ...

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Stuart avatar
No option to print line numbers in gedit
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I want to print line numbers from gedit, I know how to view them, of course. A previous answer to a question some years ago claimed that the option existed. But on my machine that option seems to have vanished: there is no top bar, no file tab etc. And why is it called 'text editor' rather than 'gedit'? I'm using 20.04.

If there were options then presumably I could also get it to show syntax colo ...

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Invention1 avatar
Chromium print dialog shows boxes instead of fonts
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When I attempt to save an email as a pdf in Chromium, using the print dialog, I get a screen full of boxes instead of font characters when the system "save as" dialog appears. The dialog does not function at all to actually save anything, but does go away when you hit the cancel key or the place on the dialog where cancel should be. This behavior happens in any file save dialog in Chromium, such as rig ...

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Dave Lees avatar
Problem with printing via IPP
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I am a serious newbie to Ubuntu (and Linux in general). I have a printer, whose connection is: dnssd://Brother%20QL-570-12c1bb._printer._tcp.local/ But the web application I am using (PHP), requires an IPP address... Don't know where to start..! Any help gratefully appreciated...!

regards, Dave.

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Unable to Connect to Samba Windows Printer
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I'm using Ubuntu 20.04.3 and gnome version 3.36

I need to print documents from my Ubuntu computer to a printer that is connected to my windows-10 computer on the same network and the same workgroup.

From the "new printer" dialog I click "windows printer via samba" and then I can see a "browse" button. If I click the "browse" button nothing at all happens so instead of browsing I enter the direct pa ...

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Cannot print to Boomaga virtual printer from Google Chrome
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I have been using Boomaga "virtual printer for CUPS" version 3.0.0. When I try to print form Google Chrome (version 95.0.4638.54) to this printer, nothing happens. I see these messages in syslog:

[5005:5005:1028/] SharedImageManager::ProduceSkia: Trying to Produce a Skia representation from a non-existent mailbox.
[5005:5005:1028/182335.524104:ERROR:shared_i ...
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Printer's /dev/usb/lpx file disappears on ubuntu mate 20.04
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On ubuntu mate 18.04 I used to send data in hexadecimal representation into a usb thermal printer with this command:

cat cmds.txt > /dev/usb/lpx

I upgraded to ubuntu mate 20.04 and realized, that the lpx file (belonging to the printer) does not appear in the /dev/usb folder, like on ubuntu mate 18.04. I have googled a little bit and found, that

dmesg | grep usblp

command should provide some usefu ...

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FedKad avatar
"I can't start gs converter..." error while printing to Boomaga in Ubuntu 21.10 from Lazarus
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On the previous versions of Ubuntu (21.04 and below) I didn't have this problem. This problem started after upgrade to 21.10.

Lazarus version 2.0.12 64-linux-gtk2 is getting the following error while printing to virtual printer Boomaga version 3.0.0 on Ubuntu 21.10:

I can't start gs converter: "GPL Ghostscript 9.54.0: Unrecoverable error, exit code 1 "

Actually, this message is displayed by Booma ...

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Niels Jensen avatar
Ubuntu 20.04 - Simplescan ignores feeder on OKI ES8453 MFP
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The voluntary association I am trying to help had the local authorities to install Ubuntu 20.04 on four desktops on Ethernet.

The MFP printers were installed automatically and print okay, but scanning from PC only works from flatbed, even if you order it to use the Document Feeder.

The social authorities should service Ubuntu, but we don't have much hope that they will use the time it takes to solve ...

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user2791054 avatar
Printer works but docs can only print to file
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I am a total Newbie with Ubuntu 20.04. My printer is printing o.k. from pfs, web pages, etc. But with docs, Libreoffice it will not print at all, and with docs OnlyOffice it will only 'print to file'. Cannot change the print dialog box.

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Display/print brightness and gamma values with xrandr
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I would like to know how to print the current brightness and gamma values using xrandr.

I have seen many posts on how to change those values and I can do that but none of the ones I've seen deal with printing the current values of said parameters.

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04 and xrandr v.1.5.0

Thanks in advance!