Print from your own computer (Ubuntu)

Instructions for printing from your own personal Ubuntu computer

How 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 Managment 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 owlprinting.ad.rice.edu. Make sure to type owlprinting.ad.rice.edu/"queue name" (without the quotes).

 URL  Driver
 owlprinting.ad.rice.edu/plotter1

HP PageWide XL 4500

 owlprinting.ad.rice.edu/plotter2

HP PageWide XL 4500

 URL  Driver

smb://owlprinting.ad.rice.edu/gplotter

HP DesignJet T7200           

 URL  Driver

smb://owlprinting.ad.rice.edu/fondrencolor

 HP Laserjet M750                   
URL  Driver
 smb://owlprinting.ad.rice.edu/md101ps  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 setup. Simply apply any naming schemes you would like and print.

Describe Printers

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




Keywords:owlprinting, print, ubuntu, plotter, add printer, print   Doc ID:71344
Owner:Cynthia S.Group:Rice University
Created:2017-03-03 14:41 CSTUpdated:2022-08-25 13:51 CST
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