How to create a print Server in OMV

  • I can add printers to the docker, but they are not broadcasted or accessible by any device on the network

    ?( OK I've just run up the VM again and added my network printer to cups.


    In my W10 workstation if go into File Manager and select network, then no the printer is not displayed there under the VM, but; Settings -> Devices -> Add Printer the printer is there

    however during the setup on cups I selected the printer to be driverless

    Raid is not a backup! Would you go skydiving without a parachute?

  • Hi,


    I've got a Konica-Minolta connected to a USB port on my OMV5 NAS. I'm new to OMV, so I've got work my way around it. I installed the CUPS container and it's working. I was able to configure my network printer (Brother), but CUPS fails to recognize my local (USB connected) printer.
    I entered the container to see if i could see some logging, but no success.

    I am not familiar with Docker and containers. Maybe the usb port is not recognized by the container? Or The guest is not allowed to see the hosts hardware?
    How can I connect a local printer to my NAS and make it available in CUPS? Am I missing steps?

    At least the kernel finds it:

    chipmunk03@omv-nas:~$ lsusb |grep -i minol

    Bus 007 Device 002: ID 0686:300c Minolta Co., Ltd PagePro 1300W


    Has anybody a useful tip or a helpful explanation how to configure CUPS with a local printer?

    MSI 870A-G54 - AMD Athlon X4 - 620 - 8 GB RAM - 4 X 4TB WD NAS RED - 60GB 1.8" Toshiba (OS: OMV-NAS)

  • I entered the container to see if i could see some logging, but no success.

    Docker has nothing to do with CUPS other than to deploy it, the rest is completed in CupsUI

    I was able to configure my network printer (Brother), but CUPS fails to recognize my local (USB connected) printer.

    If you configured your network printer just for testing purposes that's fine but I would suggest you remove it there's no benefit to adding a printer that is already network capable.


    When you say doesn't recognise it, in what way, have you tried different usb ports, what printer is it.

    Raid is not a backup! Would you go skydiving without a parachute?

  • Hi,


    thanks macom for the golden tip. I've got it working now. I added '--device /dev/dbus --/dev/usb' to the docker line and it works now.

    1. docker stop cupsd

    2. docker rm cupsd

    3. sudo docker run -d -p 631:631 -v /var/run/dbus:/var/run/dbus --device /dev/bus --device /dev/usb --name cupsd olbat/cupsd

    4. go to the browser

    5 in URL type http://your_ip:631, 'et voila'


    KONICA_MINOLTA_PP1300W

    KONICA_MINOLTA_PP1300W (Paused, Accepting Jobs, Shared)

    Maintenance Print Test Page Clean Print Heads Print Self Test Page Resume Printer Reject Jobs Move All Jobs Cancel All Jobs Administration Modify Printer Delete Printer Set Default Options Set As Server Default Set Allowed Users

    Description:KONICA MINOLTA PP1300W
    Location:Werkkamer
    Driver:KONICA MINOLTA PagePro 1300W Foomatic/min12xxw (recommended) (grayscale)
    Connection:usb://KONICA%20MINOLTA/PP1300W
    Defaults:job-sheets=none, none media=iso_a4_210x297mm sides=one-sided

    MSI 870A-G54 - AMD Athlon X4 - 620 - 8 GB RAM - 4 X 4TB WD NAS RED - 60GB 1.8" Toshiba (OS: OMV-NAS)

    Edited once, last by Chipmunk03 ().

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