Setting Up Network Printers (Linux GUI)

This article will show you how to use the SSCC's network printers from your personal computer running a Linux desktop environment.
  1. Go to System -> Administration -> Printing. Click Add to add a new printer.
    Printing screen
  2. Next expand Network Printer and select Windows Printer via Samba.
    Select Device
  3. Type the name of the printer you want to use in the box under SMB Printer.
  4. Select Set authentication details now and type your SSCC username and password. If your password contains any special characters (&, @, etc.) type a backslash (\) before that character
    Enter printer information
  5. Click Verify and your computer will confirm that it can connect with the printer. Then click Forward and your computer will search for appropriate printer drivers but fail. Instead type lexmark in the Make and model box and click Forward.
    Download printer driver by name
  6. Select Postscript-Lexmark under Downloadable Drivers and and click Forward to download and install it.
    Download drivers
  7. Next it will ask you which options to use. Set Trays to Tray1+2+3. (If you leave it at the default it will only be able to use tray 1, which is the colored paper used for cover sheets.)
    Installable Options
  8. Give the printer a short name and optional description and location and click Apply. Do not print a test page at this time.
    Name the printer
  9. Before actually using the printer, you need to tell it to use tray 3 rather than tray 1 (which contains colored paper). Right-click on the printer and choose Properties, then click Printer Options on the left and set Media source to Tray 3.
    Printer Properties
  10. Click OK and you're ready to print to the SSCC's printers.

Keywordsprint, network, printer, sscc, personal, linux, GUI   Doc ID96138
OwnerDan B.GroupSocial Science Computing Cooperative
Created2019-11-22 09:30:30Updated2024-06-05 09:58:57
SitesSocial Science Computing Cooperative
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