This document describes how to set up your Linux laptop to print on SLAC's central print server.
All Unix print queues at SLAC are accessible from anywhere in the world via
lpr protocol through SLAC's Unix print server "
/etc/printcapThis file defines all print queues.
Or, if you don't have an account, go the the WEB page
and try to find a queue name.
LPRngprinting package installed on your laptoop.
Use the following command to print the file "
file.ps" on queue
lpr -Phpcgb1a@printserv.slac.stanford.edu file.ps(you can leave out the domain name if your machine is inside the SLAC domain; e.g., at SLAC's wireless network)
All other printing commands like
lpq, lprm are working in a
To check on your print job:
lpq -Phpcgb1a@printserv.slac.stanford.eduor use the WEB form http://www.slac.stanford.edu/comp/service/printing/ and type in the queue name "
hpcgb1a" and click the "Search" button. Follow the "Queues List" URL to get the same output as the above command would give you.
printservyour default print serer
/etc/lpd.conffile to have the line
default_remote_host=printserv.slac.stanford.eduin it. With this modification all lpr, lpq, lprm etc. commands will go to that print server by default and you can ommit the
@printserv.slac.stanford.eduin the commands (see above).