|(Quick question?...Printer FAQ) |
There are several printers available for your use, from any of our various networks.
Our high-volume printers are the wired network printers in the computer lab & the third floor. All printers are HP Laser printers.
We currently use the Common Unix Printing System (CUPS) to control all network printing on our wired network. For more information, please see the CUPS Printing & Options Help pages. You may also use the CUPS web interface to look up printers, their statuses, and print queues.
Printing a file from a Linux SystemUnix command usage:
Under Linux, several setup scripts and initialization files are run on your behalf at login, which allows you to conveniently access computing facilities and applications. Your environment includes the setting of a variable, $PRINTER. By default, this variable is set to the printer on the floor on which your office resides. If your office is on the 2nd floor, by default your output will go to the printer named 2ndFloorHP in the computer lab, located in room 205. Location of all printers is given in the table above. If for any reason you wish to redirect your output to a different printer, you may do so using the lpr command. Specifically,
Printing a file from a Windows SystemOn Windows systems, most printing occurs from within applications. The only information needed is the name of the printer (see the table above). If you have a file in a format for which there is no application available to read it, please contact a member of the computing staff for help.
Printing on the wireless networkPlease see our Wireless printing guide.