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florido [Installation if connected via ethernet cable]
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 Might be useful if you want to print something that Leonardo D. has written. Might be useful if you want to print something that Leonardo D. has written.
-Combining options+ 
 +== Combining options ​==
 You can combine the options, like in the following example You can combine the options, like in the following example
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 === MacOS X === === MacOS X ===
-No ideaOSX uses the same CUPS system as linux ,so I guess it'​s ​easyIf anybody wants to write thiscontact me.+[thanks to Alice O.] 
 +  - Go to **System Preferences** > **Printers & Scanners**. 
 +  - Click the **+** sign to add a printer. 
 +  - Go to the **IP** tab. 
 +  - Then there are two (alternative) options: 
 +    - **Alt. 1**:​(Recommended) This will automatically detect the printer drivers. 
 +      - In the Address fieldenter the hostname (e.g. ''​''​). 
 +      - The rest of the information will be filled in automatically (you can change the Name and Location fields to something more useful). 
 +      - Click "​Add"​. 
 +    - **Alt. 2**: This will go through the division print server, ensuring that the printer is only contacted via the server. Unfortunately the division'​s ​cups server does not share printer driversMAC will pick the "​Generic Postscript printer"​ which will miss most of the printers feature. 
 +      - In the Address field, enter the CUPS server (''​​631''​). 
 +      - In the Queue field, enter enter the queue (''​printers/​lw1''​). 
 +        - You can change the Name and Location fields ​to something more useful. 
 +      - Click "​Add"​. 
 +In order to see the printers through the CUPS web interfaceyou will probably need to enable it on the command line: 
 +<​code:​bash>​ sudo cupsctl WebInterface=yes</​code>​ 
 +Then you can see the printers in the browser by going to ''​http://​localhost:​631/​printers/''​.
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 ==== Installation if connected via Wireless ==== ==== Installation if connected via Wireless ====
-The best is to book a time with me if you need to install. +The printers currently ​do not work via Wireless, sorry.
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-If you really want to do yourself: +
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-Root/Admin privileges: might be needed if you need to install new drivers +
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-Install the printer drivers yourself, and then install the printer by using its hostname. +
-When choosing the printer driver, I suggest either PS or PCL. The result may vary depending on the printer. +
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-This may vary depending on the printer vendor, and Linux may or may not have the drivers. +
-A list of tested working drivers is provided [[#​Drivers|here]] +
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-All you need to do is to provide the hostname of the printer. In most cases it will work if you use +
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-  socket://<​printer FQDN>:​9100 +
-or +
-  http://<​printer FQDN> +
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-e.g. +
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-  socket://​​9100 +
-  http://​ +
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it_services/pf/printing.1544703555.txt.gz · Last modified: 2018/12/13 12:19 by florido