Standard user accounts may either select the appropriate printer from the file-print menu of whatever text editor or word processor they’re using, or if a terminal method is preferred, users may employ the lpr command to print a file to their current lab’s default printer. The printers and their corresponding CS Labs are as follows...
Printer Name IP Address CS Lab Number
cslp1 22.214.171.124 NS207A
cslp2 126.96.36.199 NS207B
cslp3 188.8.131.52 NS209
You may print a file from the command line on Linux by typing the following… lpr <filename>
You may view your Linux workstation's printer queue to see what jobs are waiting to print by typing the following… lpq or lpq –P<printer name>
Users may attempt to delete their own print jobs from the print queue by typing the following... cancel or lprm –P<printer name><print job number>
Printing From Windows or MacOS
There are no special procedures required. However, when the "Print" dialog box appears ensure that the printer name (cslp1, cslp2, or cslp3) is selected.
Users may attempt to clear their own print jobs from their workstations’ print queues, however the printer queue on a workstation is “jammed” with backlogged print jobs from another user(s) and they’ll need to request that the CS Systems Administrator clear the jobs for them since Standard Users are not permitted to tamper with other users'print jobs.
If a printer is not responding to print jobs sent from a workstation and nobody else in the Lab is printing, users may attempt to flush the printer's physical memory by unplugging the printer's power cable. Wait at least 15 seconds before restoring power, in order to allow the printer's capacitors to fully discharge and flush the RAM. If the printer is still not responding to print jobs, users will need to contact the CS Systems Administrator (either knock on the NS 203 door, or send an Email to firstname.lastname@example.org) for further assistance.