Print from your own computer (Ubuntu)

Instructions for printing from your own personal Ubuntu computer

How to add an OIT printer to Ubuntu

Instruction to add an OIT printer to Ubuntu
 Your computer must be connected to the Rice Owls Wireless or Wired Networks. If you are off-campus, start by logging in to VPN.

1. Select your Printer Management Utility.

Printer Management


2. Next you will need to add the printer to your machine.

Add New Printer


3. You will then need to select a Windows print server using SMB protocol (The SMB protocol enables applications and their users to access files on remote servers, as well as connect to other resources, including printers, mailslots and named pipes. Read more about The SMB protocol in this article).

The print server you will go through is Make sure to type"queue name" (without the quotes).

Printer Table
 URL  Driver

HP PageWide XL 4500

HP PageWide XL 4500

 URL  Driver


HP DesignJet T7200           

 URL  Driver


 HP Laserjet M750                   
URL  Driver
 smb://  HP LaserJet 4250dn            

4. When prompted for your Username and Password, be sure to include "ADRICE\" before your NetID as this ensures that the correct domain is checked for authentication.

Select Device Printing


4. Next you will need to install the print driver, which again can be found at either

  • the Printers and Plotters locations & rates page
  • as in Ubuntu, you may be able to find the driver pre-installed with your Linux distribution.

Choose Print Driver

Choose Driver pre-installed with your Linux distribution.


5. If given the option to install optional components, consult the Printer and Plotter Locations & Rates page to see if the printer you are trying to install has duplex printing or other options available.

Install Options


6. Your new printer should now be set up. Simply apply any naming schemes you would like and print.

Describe Printers

For more information and support, please contact the OIT Help Desk.

Keywordsowlprinting, print, ubuntu, plotter, add printer, print   Doc ID71344
OwnerEnrique H.GroupRice U
Created2017-03-03 14:41 CSTUpdated2023-08-29 16:31 CST
SitesRice University
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