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Nevis Printing

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Linux

On Linux laptops, both the KDE and GNOME window managers have printer setup utilities. The general information you need is:
  • The printer protocol is IPP.
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  • The printer (or "print server") is one of those listed below; e.g. bw-research.nevis.columbia.edu
  • If you have to type in a URI for the above information, it is (for example) ipp://bw-research.nevis.columbia.edu/.
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  • The printer (or "print server") is print.nevis.columbia.edu
  • The "print queue" is printers/bw-research (for example)
  • If you have to type in a URI for the above information, it is (for example) ipp://print.nevis.columbia.edu/printers/bw-research (for example).
 

Macintosh

  • Go to System Preferences.
  • Click on "Print & Fax".
  • Click on the "plus" sign (+) to add a printer.
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  • The protocol is "IPP", the Address is the queue followed by nevis.columbia.edu; e.g., bw-research.nevis.columbia.edu. Leave the queue blank.
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  • The method is IP.
  • The protocol is "IPP", the Address is print.nevis.columbia.edu
  • The queue is printers/bw-research (or other printer name instead of bw-research).
 

CUPS direct (Mac and Linux)

On both Macs and Linux laptops, if the printer setup utilities seem a bit confusing, you might try to access CUPS directly:
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  • Click on "Printers" on the top bar; you may have to type in a root or administrator password to proceed further.
  • The Name of the queue can be anything; just "Nevis" will do.
  • The Device is "Internet Printing Protocol (ipp)"
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  • The URI is ipp://bw-research.nevis.columbia.edu/ or substitute a different qeue for bw-research.
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  • The URI is ipp://print.nevis.columbia.edu/printers/bw-research or substitute a different qeue for bw-research.
 

Windows

  • Start->Settings->Printers
  • Open "Add Printer"
  • Select "Local Printer", then click "Next"
  • Select "Create a new port", and select "IPP" from the pop-up menu. Click "Next". (If an "IPP" option is not available, then you don't have CUPS installed. You can try using the IP name <queue-name>.nevis.columbia.edu, use "TCP/IP" as the port type, and leave the queue blank.)
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  • As noted above, the print server is (for example) bw-research.nevis.columbia.edu; leave the queue blank.
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  • As noted above, the print server is (for example) print.nevis.columbia.edu and the queue is (e.g.,) printers/bw-research.
 

Print queues

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As of 28-Oct-2008, the following print queues are available. To see a list of all available print queues, use the lpstat command:
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As of 28-Oct-2008, the following print queues are available. To see a list of all available print queues, login to the Nevis Linux cluster and use the lpstat command:
 
lpstat -a
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Type of queue: lpr
Remote server: print.nevis.columbia.edu

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Remote queue: bw-research
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Remote queue: printers/bw-research
 

If you're looking for Postscript Printer Description files (PPD files), you can find many of them on the Nevis Linux cluster, in directory /usr/nevis/printing/ppds/.

 
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