Dan Swan: Setting up your printer Environmental Genomics Thematic Programme Data Centre http://envgen.nox.ac.uk Advanced Bio-Linux
Environmental Genomics Thematic Programme Data Centre http://envgen.nox.ac.uk Setting up the printer • This process is known to be problematic for some people. • There are 5 main types of printer: • local (attached to the physical machine) • UNIX networked printer (lpd) • Windows networked printer (SAMBA) • Novell networked printer (NCP) • JetDirect networked printer (HP) • It is important to determine which one you are using before you set it up! If the machine is connected via ethernet cable to a network point - it probably has an IP address. Make sure you know it, and the correct model number of the printer.
Environmental Genomics Thematic Programme Data Centre http://envgen.nox.ac.uk Step by step - JetDirect • Most people we deal with are attempting to set up JetDirect printers - attached to a LAN with an IP address. • sudo printconf-gui • “New” • Follow the onscreen instructions! • Queue name can be anything • Printer IP: 126.96.36.199 • You must use the “Raw Print Queue” - trust us that this works better than selecting a printer driver. YMMV with other printer setups. If you have trouble that your local IT staff can't aid with contact the helpdesk and we will try and troubleshoot it. • Print a postscript test page from the “Test” menu.