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= Setting up printers =
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We support the MathSoc printer on our office terminals. Users may also wish to print to uPrint via their browsers.
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== MathSoc Printer ==
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The new MathSoc Printer is a Brother MFC-L8900CDW. Its hostname is lp-mc3038.mathsoc.uwaterloo.ca and its IP is 172.19.4.99/28, the CSC manages the 172.19.4.96/28 subnet/VLAN for printers and other similar devices. The IP address is assigned by our DHCP server and the port is assigned to the correct VLAN for this subnet. If MathSoc upgrades their printer, they will have to contact us to reconfigure the port/DHCP.
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The CSC's office terminals' CUPS servers have these printers configured to use the "Brother MFC9840CDW Foomatic/Postscript" driver. It seems to work fine.
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= Setting up CUPS, the printing subsystem =
 
= Setting up CUPS, the printing subsystem =
 
# Install <tt>cups</tt>.
 
# Install <tt>cups</tt>.
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# Enter connection, name, and description of the printer.
 
# Enter connection, name, and description of the printer.
   
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If there is a machine with printing already properly set up, you may copy the file /etc/cups/printers.conf to the corresponding location on machines that aren't set up. Ensure that you stop CUPS (sudo service cups stop) on the fresh machine before copying over printers.conf (and don't forget to start it again afterward).
== MathSoc Printer ==
 
 
# Go to [http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public_s/id/linux/en/download_prn.html#MFC-9970CDW the Brother site] and grab the cupswrapper and lpr drivers.
 
# Install the drivers with <tt>dpkg</tt>. You may need to use <tt>--force architecture</tt> on a 64-bit machine; don't worry, the package is actually arch-independent.
 
# Printer Connection: <tt>ipp://lp-mc3038.mathsoc.uwaterloo.ca/ipp</tt>
 
# Name: MathSoc
 
# Description: The colour printer in MathSoc. Printing is 10 cents per double-sided black and white sheet, and 30 cents per colour side.
 
# Brand: Brother
 
# Make: MFC 9770CDW
 
# Default options: make sure that Color is set to Mono and Two-sided printing is set to Long-edge.
 
 
== ljp_3016 printer ==
 
 
# Printer Connection: <tt>ipp://print.cs.uwaterloo.ca/printers/ljp_3016</tt>
 
# Name: ljp_3016
 
# Description: Main Math Printers
 
# Location: MC 3016
 
# Brand: HP
 
# Make: LaserJet 4250 Foomatic/Postscript
 
# Default options: make sure that two-sided printing is set to long-edge
 

Revision as of 10:10, 15 March 2018

Setting up printers

We support the MathSoc printer on our office terminals. Users may also wish to print to uPrint via their browsers.

MathSoc Printer

The new MathSoc Printer is a Brother MFC-L8900CDW. Its hostname is lp-mc3038.mathsoc.uwaterloo.ca and its IP is 172.19.4.99/28, the CSC manages the 172.19.4.96/28 subnet/VLAN for printers and other similar devices. The IP address is assigned by our DHCP server and the port is assigned to the correct VLAN for this subnet. If MathSoc upgrades their printer, they will have to contact us to reconfigure the port/DHCP.

The CSC's office terminals' CUPS servers have these printers configured to use the "Brother MFC9840CDW Foomatic/Postscript" driver. It seems to work fine.

Setting up CUPS, the printing subsystem

  1. Install cups.
  2. Go to http://localhost:631/. Go to 'Add Printer'. You may need to supply the root username/password.
  3. Click 'Internet Printing Protocol (ipp)'. CSC doesn't have any local printers, chances are all printers are connected via LAN. If it is LAN, then it is ipp.
  4. Enter connection, name, and description of the printer.

If there is a machine with printing already properly set up, you may copy the file /etc/cups/printers.conf to the corresponding location on machines that aren't set up. Ensure that you stop CUPS (sudo service cups stop) on the fresh machine before copying over printers.conf (and don't forget to start it again afterward).