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All network printers in the ECE Department must be accessed through our central print server, ECE-PRINT-01.   
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All network printers in the ECE Department must be accessed through our central print server, ECE-PRINT-03.   
  
 
The following guide explains how to add printers to a RHEL installed machine using the LPD protocol.  Please note, you must have sudo access on the machine in order to perform these steps.
 
The following guide explains how to add printers to a RHEL installed machine using the LPD protocol.  Please note, you must have sudo access on the machine in order to perform these steps.
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  sudo system-config-printer
 
  sudo system-config-printer
  
Enter your NCSU password at the prompt and the Printer Configuration will open as shown in ''Figure 1''.  From there, click on the Add Printer button to start the wizard.
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Enter your NCSU password at the prompt and the Printer Configuration will open as shown in ''Figure 1''.  From there, click on the New button to start the wizard.
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<table>  
<TR><TD>[[Image:add-printer.jpg|thumb|450px|'''Figure 1 - RHEL Printer config''']]  
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<TR><TD>[[Image:RHEL6-printeradd0.png|thumb|450px|'''Figure 1 - RHEL Printer Configuration''']]
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If you see the prompt in the picture below regarding adjusting the firewall, '''click "Do It Later".'''  (Letting it adjust the firewall has caused network problems for other machines.)  You will likely receive this prompt each time you add a printer, so please be sure to click "Do It Later" each time.
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<TR><TD>[[Image:System-config-printer-firewall.png|thumb|450px|'''Figure 2 - Prompt about Firewall ''']]  
 
</TD></TR>  
 
</TD></TR>  
 
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On the next page you have input fields for "Printer Name", "Description" and "Location".  Enter the name of the printer you intend to add in the "Printer Name" field.  This name should be labeled on the printer.  The "Description" and "Location" fields are optional.  Once you have put in the necessary information, click '''Forward''' to proceed.
 
  
 
====Step 2 - Configuring the LPD connection====
 
====Step 2 - Configuring the LPD connection====
  
The next page allows you to choose and configure the connection to the printer.  Choose the "LPD/LPR Host or Printer" option.  This will bring up additional options on the right.
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The next page allows you to choose and configure the connection to the printer.  Choose the "Network Printer > LPD/LPR Host or Printer" option.  This will bring up additional options on the right.
  
* In the "Hostname" blank, enter the department print server as "ece-print-01.ece.ncsu.edu"
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* In the "Host" blank, enter the department print server as "ece-print-03.ece.ncsu.edu"
* In the "Printername" blank, enter the name of the printer you wish to add.  This name should be labeled on the printer.
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* In the "Queue" blank, enter the name of the printer you wish to add.  This name should be labeled on the printer.
 
** If you cannot determine the name of the printer, email [mailto:ecehelp@ncsu.edu ecehelp@ncsu.edu] for assistance.
 
** If you cannot determine the name of the printer, email [mailto:ecehelp@ncsu.edu ecehelp@ncsu.edu] for assistance.
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<table>  
 
<table>  
<TR><TD>[[Image:lpd-settings.jpg|thumb|450px|'''Figure 2 - Configuring LPD options''']]  
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<TR><TD>[[Image:RHEL_6-printeradd_1.png|thumb|450px|'''Figure 3 - Configuring LPD options''']]  
 
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See ''Figure 2'' above.  As you can see we have filled in the necessary information to add the printer, HIPPOGRIFF.  Once you have entered in the necessary information, click Forward to proceed.
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See ''Figure 3'' above.  As you can see we have filled in the necessary information to add the printer, HIPPOGRIFF.  Once you have entered in the necessary information, click Forward to proceed.
  
 
====Step 3 - Choosing a driver====
 
====Step 3 - Choosing a driver====
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The next two screens are for choosing a driver for your printer.  The first page requires that you choose a manufacturer, i.e., Dell, HP, Xerox, etc.  Please note that while RHEL does contain built-in drivers for printers, there may not be an appropriate driver for the printer model you are trying to add.  However, the generic PCL drivers work for almost all models.
 
The next two screens are for choosing a driver for your printer.  The first page requires that you choose a manufacturer, i.e., Dell, HP, Xerox, etc.  Please note that while RHEL does contain built-in drivers for printers, there may not be an appropriate driver for the printer model you are trying to add.  However, the generic PCL drivers work for almost all models.
  
To use the generic driver, choose "Generic" under "Makes" and click '''Forward'''.  This will bring you to the page shown in ''Figure 3'' below.
 
  
 
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<table>  
<TR><TD>[[Image:generic-driver.jpg|thumb|450px|'''Figure 3 - Choosing Driver''']]  
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<TR><TD>[[Image:RHEL_6_printeradd_2.png|thumb|450px|'''Figure 4 - Choosing Driver''']]
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To use the generic driver, choose "Generic" under "Makes" and click '''Forward'''.  This will bring you to the page shown in ''Figure 5'' below.
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<TR><TD>[[Image:RHEL_6_printeradd_3.png|thumb|450px|'''Figure 5 - Choosing Driver''']]  
 
</TD></TR>  
 
</TD></TR>  
 
</table>
 
</table>
  
From here, choose "PCL 6/PCL XL Printer" under "Model", and let it use the recommended driver under "Drivers".  Then click '''Forward'''.
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From here, choose "PCL 6/PCL XL Printer" under "Models", and let it use the recommended driver under "Drivers".  Then click '''Forward'''.
  
 
(To check if RHEL has specific drivers for the printer model, follow the same method as choosing a generic driver, but instead choose the appropriate manufacturer under "Makes".  Then see if the printer model is listed as an option.  If it is not, go back and select Generic and use the generic driver.)
 
(To check if RHEL has specific drivers for the printer model, follow the same method as choosing a generic driver, but instead choose the appropriate manufacturer under "Makes".  Then see if the printer model is listed as an option.  If it is not, go back and select Generic and use the generic driver.)
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====Step 4 - Finishing the config and other options====
 
====Step 4 - Finishing the config and other options====
  
Once you've chosen a driver, the last page gives a very brief summary. Click '''Apply''' to finish the wizard and add the printer.  You should now be back at the Printer Configuration as shown in ''Figure 4''.
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Once you've chosen a driver, the last page gives a very brief summary and allows you to set the printers Name which should be on the printer, Description and Location. The "Description" and "Location" fields are optional. Click '''Apply''' to finish the wizard and add the printer.   
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<table>  
 
<table>  
<TR><TD>[[Image:extra-config.jpg|thumb|450px|'''Figure 4 - Setting other options''']]  
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<TR><TD>[[Image:RHEL_6_printeradd_4.png|thumb|450px|'''Figure 6 - Setting other options''']]  
 
</TD></TR>  
 
</TD></TR>  
 
</table>
 
</table>
  
You can see that HIPPOGRIFF now appears in our list of local printers. To set the printer you've added as your default printer in RHEL, click on the '''Make Default Printer''' button.  You can also print a test page, edit the optional fields, or change the driver that is being used for the printer.  If the printer you have added is a color printer, the "Printer Options" field has some additional options you may wish to check.
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You should now be back at the Printer Configuration as shown in ''Figure 7''.
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<table>
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<TR><TD>[[Image:RHEL6_printeradd_7.png|thumb|450px|'''Figure 7 - Setting other options''']]
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You can see that HIPPOGRIFF now appears in our list of local printers. You can print a test page, edit the optional fields, or change the driver that is being used for the printer by right clicking on it in this window.  If the printer you have added is a color printer, the "Printer Options" field has some additional options you may wish to check.
  
 
You can now close the Printer Configuration and use the printer you've added in applications and from the Terminal.
 
You can now close the Printer Configuration and use the printer you've added in applications and from the Terminal.

Latest revision as of 15:39, 15 June 2018


All network printers in the ECE Department must be accessed through our central print server, ECE-PRINT-03.

The following guide explains how to add printers to a RHEL installed machine using the LPD protocol. Please note, you must have sudo access on the machine in order to perform these steps.

If you have any problems adding a printer, printing, or have questions not answered by this page, please contact ecehelp@ncsu.edu.



Step 1 - Starting the Printer Config

Login to the RHEL machine and open a Terminal window. Then run the following command:

sudo system-config-printer

Enter your NCSU password at the prompt and the Printer Configuration will open as shown in Figure 1. From there, click on the New button to start the wizard.


Figure 1 - RHEL Printer Configuration


If you see the prompt in the picture below regarding adjusting the firewall, click "Do It Later". (Letting it adjust the firewall has caused network problems for other machines.) You will likely receive this prompt each time you add a printer, so please be sure to click "Do It Later" each time.


Figure 2 - Prompt about Firewall


Step 2 - Configuring the LPD connection

The next page allows you to choose and configure the connection to the printer. Choose the "Network Printer > LPD/LPR Host or Printer" option. This will bring up additional options on the right.

  • In the "Host" blank, enter the department print server as "ece-print-03.ece.ncsu.edu"
  • In the "Queue" blank, enter the name of the printer you wish to add. This name should be labeled on the printer.
    • If you cannot determine the name of the printer, email ecehelp@ncsu.edu for assistance.


Figure 3 - Configuring LPD options


See Figure 3 above. As you can see we have filled in the necessary information to add the printer, HIPPOGRIFF. Once you have entered in the necessary information, click Forward to proceed.

Step 3 - Choosing a driver

The next two screens are for choosing a driver for your printer. The first page requires that you choose a manufacturer, i.e., Dell, HP, Xerox, etc. Please note that while RHEL does contain built-in drivers for printers, there may not be an appropriate driver for the printer model you are trying to add. However, the generic PCL drivers work for almost all models.


Figure 4 - Choosing Driver

To use the generic driver, choose "Generic" under "Makes" and click Forward. This will bring you to the page shown in Figure 5 below.


Figure 5 - Choosing Driver


From here, choose "PCL 6/PCL XL Printer" under "Models", and let it use the recommended driver under "Drivers". Then click Forward.

(To check if RHEL has specific drivers for the printer model, follow the same method as choosing a generic driver, but instead choose the appropriate manufacturer under "Makes". Then see if the printer model is listed as an option. If it is not, go back and select Generic and use the generic driver.)


Step 4 - Finishing the config and other options

Once you've chosen a driver, the last page gives a very brief summary and allows you to set the printers Name which should be on the printer, Description and Location. The "Description" and "Location" fields are optional. Click Apply to finish the wizard and add the printer.


Figure 6 - Setting other options

You should now be back at the Printer Configuration as shown in Figure 7.


Figure 7 - Setting other options


You can see that HIPPOGRIFF now appears in our list of local printers. You can print a test page, edit the optional fields, or change the driver that is being used for the printer by right clicking on it in this window. If the printer you have added is a color printer, the "Printer Options" field has some additional options you may wish to check.

You can now close the Printer Configuration and use the printer you've added in applications and from the Terminal.