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-====== IT services ​for Mathematical Physics ======+====== IT Services ​for Mathematical Physics ======
  
-[[#Printing|{{https://​openclipart.org/​image/​128px/​svg_to_png/​34897/​warszawinka-printer.png | Printing }}]]+| **Printing** ​[[it_services:​mf:​Printing|{{ https://​openclipart.org/​image/​128px/​svg_to_png/​34897/​warszawinka-printer.png |Printing}}]] ​| **IT Meetings** [[it_services:​mf:​itmeetings|{{ https://​openclipart.org/​image/​128px/​svg_to_png/​188792/​conversation.png |IT Meetings}}]] | **Common Problems & Solutions** [[it_services:​mf:​problems|{{ https://​openclipart.org/​image/​128px/​svg_to_png/​35203/​help-browser.png |Common problems and solutions}}]] |
  
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-===== Printing ​=====+===== Useful documents ​=====
  
-Printing is provided in two different ways: +  ​[[http://www.hep.lu.se/courses/MNXB01/|MNXB01 Programming course for scientists ]] 
- +  * [[http://www.hep.lu.se/courses/MNXB01/2015/MNXB01-tutorial-1b.pdf|Introduction ​to Linux Command Line]] ​by [[http://www.hep.lu.se/staff/konya/|Balázs Kónya]]
-  ​For machines connected to the network via **cable**, print queues are provided by the //CUPS// server ''​cups.matfys.lth.se''​. Machines should connect to it to print. **Clusters** and **Workstations** are automatically connected to all the printers served by it. +
- +
-  * For machines connected to the network via **wireless**,​ one must connect **directly** to each printer and configure it. +
- +
-==== Workstations and Clusters ==== +
- +
-Printers can be seen by issuing +
- +
-  lpstat -a +
-   +
-at the command line. Example: +
- +
-<​code>​pflorido@myon:​~$ lpstat -a +
-copy-n accepting requests since tor  6 feb 2014 15.55.56 +
-copy-t accepting requests since tor  6 feb 2014 16.45.47 +
-cp4525dn accepting requests since tis  4 feb 2014 11.33.28 +
-maria accepting requests since tor 30 maj 2013 19.24.17 +
-oldprinter accepting requests since tor 16 jan 2014 11.22.35 +
-print2 accepting requests since tor  6 feb 2014 16.10.01 +
-printer accepting requests since tor  6 feb 2014 17.17.13<​/code> +
- +
-If you have a personal machine or a windows machine you should read further. +
- +
-==== Installation if connected via ethernet cable ==== +
- +
-**Linux laptops** and **Apple or Windows machines** would need to install all the printers manually. +
- +
-=== GNU/Linux === +
- +
-Get to the Matfys print room and note the printer namesYou will need those later. +
- +
-There are four ways of installing the drivers: +
- +
-== 1) Safe and Tedious (recommended) == +
-Root privileges: not needed +
- +
-use your printer system configurator to add the printer. It may vary depending on distributions. +
- +
-When asked for the printer, choose to add a **network printer** and type in the URL: +
- +
-  ipp://​cups.matfys.lth.se:631/printers/<​printername>​ +
-   +
-e.g. +
- +
-  ipp://​cups.matfys.lth.se:​631/​printers/​maria +
-  ​ +
-Repeat the above for each printer you want to add. +
- +
-This should not require drivers, as they are provided by the CUPS server. +
- +
-Test with ''​lpstat -a'',​ you should see the list of configured printers. +
- +
-== 2) Quick and Advanced (recommended for experts) == +
-Root privileges: needed +
- +
-The printers can be added directly to the current cups configuration using a configuration file. +
-:!: **Be careful**: backup ''​/etc/cups/​printers.conf''​ before you proceed. +
- +
-Follow these steps: +
-  - become root and shut down cups (may vary depending on distribution):​ <​code>​sudo service cups stop</​code>​  +
-  - download this file (sorry I didn't have the time to craft this yet... stay tuned) +
-  - merge or add the contents of the file at the end of your ''​/etc/cups/printers.conf''​ file and save. +
-  - restart cups <​code>​sudo service cups start</code> +
-  ​test with ''​lpstat ​-a'',​ you should see the list of configured printers. +
- +
-== 3) Hackish and Fastest == +
-Root privileges: needed +
- +
-:!: This solution might prevent you to use printers outside Matfys. Use it only if you know where to put your hands. +
- +
-Follow these steps: +
- +
-  - become root and shut down cups (may vary depending on distribution):​ <​code>​sudo service cups stop</​code>​  +
-  - add this line to ''/​etc/​cups/​client.conf''​ (create it if it doesn'​t exist): <​code>​ServerName cups.matfys.lth.se</​code>​ +
-  - test with ''​lpstat -a'',​ you should see the list of all configured printers. +
- +
-If you use this, remember to comment out the ServerName line in client.conf and restart cups if you travel to a  location outside Matfys. +
- +
-== 4) Evil and Time-consuming == +
-Root privileges: might be needed if you need to install new drivers +
- +
-:?: Why is this evil? because this bypasses the print server. That means that is more likely to jam the print queue in the printer itself (will need a restart) and jam the printer itself if the driver is misconfigured (hopefully a restart will be enough LOL). Use at your own risk. +
- +
-Install the printer drivers yourself, and then install the printer ​by getting its network address. +
- +
-This may vary depending on the printer vendor, and Linux may or may not have the drivers. +
- +
-In short, all you need to do is to provide the hostname of the printer. In most cases it will work if you use +
- +
-  socket://<​printer FQDN>:​9100 +
-   +
-e.g. +
- +
-  socket://​maria.matfys.lth.se:​9100 +
- +
- +
-=== Windows === +
- +
-I will write them when I have time. For the moment being, the only thing I can suggest is: +
- +
-  - Go to Printers and Faxes and add a new printer +
-  - When asked for a new printer, select network printer (TCP/IP) +
-  - Add the printer this way: <​code>​http://cups.matfys.lth.se:631/printers/printername<​/code> e.g. <​code>​http://​cups.matfys.lth.se:​631/​printers/​maria</​code>​ +
-  - You will be asked for drivers. If you're lucky, they'​re on Windows Update, if you're not, find them yourself by looking at the vendor'​s website. +
-  - When the drivers have been installed, you should be able to use the printer. +
- +
-=== MacOS X === +
- +
-No idea. OSX uses the same CUPS system as linux ,so I guess it's easy. If anybody wants to write this, contact me.+
  
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-==== Installation if connected via Wireless ​==== +===== Scheduled Maintenance plans =====
- +
-To be written. Please book a time with me if you need to install. +
- +
-If you're brave, this should work: +
- +
-== 4) Evil and Time-consuming == +
-Root privileges: might be needed if you need to install new drivers +
- +
-:?: Why is this evil? because this bypasses the print server. That means that is more likely to jam the print queue in the printer itself (will need a restart) and jam the printer itself if the driver is misconfigured (hopefully a restart will be enough LOL). Use at your own risk. +
- +
-Install the printer drivers yourself, and then install the printer by getting its network address. +
-When choosing the printer driver, I suggest either PS or PCL. The result may vary depending on the printer. +
- +
-This may vary depending on the printer vendor, and Linux may or may not have the drivers. +
- +
-In short, all you need to do is to provide the hostname of the printer. In most cases it will work if you use +
- +
-  socket://<​printer FQDN>:​9100 +
-   +
-e.g. +
- +
-  socket://​maria.matfys.lth.se:​9100 +
- +
- +
- +
-==== The new color printer Canon MF8540C, temporary solution ==== +
- +
-=== on Linux === +
- +
-As you might have seen there is a new printer from Canon in the print room. This printer is too  +
-new for the current print server. Therefore I installed it on ''​monofrutti.matfys.lth.se''​ which has a newer version of OpenSuSE. I will update the main print server once I have time. +
- +
-The printer is called newprinter as the old one. +
- +
-On a **personal laptop** you might follow instructions as I wrote above in [[#​GNU/​Linux]],​ just changing the CUPS server to ''​monofrutti.matfys.lth.se''​ +
- +
-For **Workstations,​ Clusters** and machines that support the ''​lp''​ command, you can print by using the lp command pointing at the alternative print server. Example: +
- +
-  lp -h monofrutti.matfys.lth.se -d newprinter mycolorfulfile.pdf +
- +
- +
-=== on Windows === +
- +
-Follow the steps in [[#​Windows]] but replace ''​cups.matfys.lth.se''​ with ''​monofrutti.matfys.lth.se''​ +
- +
----- +
- +
-==== The Copier Canon iADV 5525i ==== +
- +
-The copier can only operate with codes. There are two codes depending on the faculty you belong.  +
-Please do not switch queues if the queue you're using doesn'​t work, please contact me. +
- +
-If you don't know the code, contact Katarina. +
- +
-=== Linux Workstations adn Clusters === +
- +
-The following copier queues should be used on **workstations**:​ +
- +
-^ Use this queue... ​ ^ ... if you belong to   ^  +
-| **copy-n** ​            | N-fak                  |  +
-| **copy-t** ​            | LTH                    | +
- +
- +
-If you experience problems printing from KDE or command line: +
- +
-== Kde: == +
- +
-  - Go to //Print// +
-  - select the copy machine (either //copy-n// or //copy-t// depending which faculty you are) +
-  - choose //​Properties -> Advanced//​ +
-  - Scroll the menu until you find <​code>​User Password (max ...) +
-User ID (max)</​code>​ and set both to ''​None''​ +
- +
-== Commandline:​ == +
- +
-To pass the codes to the print queue (should not be needed after you do the +
-KDE thing above, but in any case): +
- +
-''​lpr -o UserID=<​code>​ -o UserPassword=<​code>​ -Pcopy-t yourfile''​ +
- +
-It seems the driver for this printer is different than the previous one +
-and KDE always tries to fallback to some weird default. +
- +
----- +
-Happy printing! ​  +
- +
-==== Drivers ====  +
- +
-=== HP Laserjet 600 M601 black and white === +
- +
-  * For MS Windows: [[http://​h20566.www2.hp.com/​portal/​site/​hpsc/​template.PAGE/​public/​psi/​swdDetails/?​sp4ts.oid=5036601&​spf_p.tpst=swdMain&​spf_p.prp_swdMain=wsrp-navigationalState%3Didx%253D%257CswItem%253Dlj_98928_2%257CswEnvOID%253D4063%257CitemLocale%253D%257CswLang%253D%257Cmode%253D%257Caction%253DdriverDocument&​javax.portlet.begCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken&​javax.portlet.endCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken|HP page]]+
  
-=== Copier Canon C5255i ===+  * **2014**: [[it_services:​mf:​scheduledmaintenance|Scheduled Maintenance 2014]]
  
-  * For MS Windows: http://​files.canon-europe.com/​files/​soft44716/​software/​o141h1en_w_pcl2110_32_64.exe 
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