Printing at SLAC
|Updated: April 13, 2015|
How to setup printing from CUPS client to SLAC's LPRng print server
This documentation describes how to configure the CUPS printing client that nowadays comes with all Linux systems. The described procedure works on all Red Hat derived systems.
The path to the python environment needs to be setup before calling system-config-printer
The easiest way to do that is to first sudo your_shell,
alfw@dnab42276f 3> sudo /usr/sbin/system-config-printerOn a RHEL system, this program is called
This will open a window which looks like this:
Click the "New" button which will open this window:
Click the "Forward" button which will result in this window:
Select "Network UNIX (LPD) as the "queue type" and enter the SLAC Unix
print server's name "printserv.slac.stanford.edu" in the Server text field
as well as the SLAC Unix printing system's queue name for the printer you want
to print to:
Select the correct Printer manufacturer and the correct printer model
A new window will open asking to print a test page. Click "yes" or "No". The printer now should show up in the original "Printer configuration" tool window.
Click the "Apply" button which will save the necessary configuration files on your computer.
Quit the tool.
The new printer should now be accessible in a shell window by typing
January 20, 2006, Alf Wachsmann. Last modified: January 20, 2006