Printing at CERN¶
Printing at CERN for Linux Systems
Documentation on this page is intended to be used on CERN-supported Linux versions.
If you are using other Linux version, please look here.
CERN's Print Service provides print spooling through a set of print servers. Access to the print servers is made through the LPD protocol. Files to be printed have to be already encoded in a page description language (notably PostScript), or may be simple text files. Conversion to PostScript / PCL must be done on the client side.
If not already installed, please install on your system the lpadmincern package, as root:
# yum install lpadmincern
To list available printers in building XX run:
# /usr/sbin/lpadmincern --list --building XXTo install all printers available in building XX run as root:
# /usr/sbin/lpadmincern --add --building XXTo set the system-wide default printer to XX-YY-ZZ run as root:
# /usr/sbin/lpadmincern --default XX-YY-ZZFor more information about lpadmincern, please see:
# /usr/sbin/lpadmincern --helpon your system.
After installing your printer(s) with lpadmincern, you may fine-tune their configuration (default duplex / color / resolution / paper tray / etc...) by using:
User Specific ConfigurationPrinter configuration performed according to instructions above becomes system-wide for all users of given system. In addition to this it is possible to change/override some printer settings for each user account modifying:
For example adding line:
Default XX-YY-ZZin that file will override the system-wide default printer by a user specified one: XX-YY-ZZ.
To see currently set options for installed printer XX-YY-ZZ, use:
# /usr/bin/lpoptions -p XX-YY-ZZTo see all allowable options for installed printer XX-YY-ZZ, use:
# /usr/bin/lpoptions -p XX-YY-ZZ -lFor more information see:
man lpoptionson your system.
Note: for Canon 'SecurePrint' please read this documentation.