(Linux) Printing in Ubuntu (staff)
Posted by Joseph Timothy Foley on 19 February 2013 11:12 AM
Printing at RU requires interfacing with SAMBA to print to the windows-based print server hrprint-staff.hir.is. Students should be using the printer serverhrprint.hir.is, which is otherwise identical. This guide assumes you are using Ubuntu 20.04
Setup SAMBA to connect with RU Active Directory Servers
WORKGROUP to HIR.IS in /etc/samba/smb.conf. This can eliminate a lot of errors.sudo nano /etc/samba/smb.conf
Setup the Printers
This example assumes you are Joe Foley (foley AT ru.is) trying to connect to the Kyocera 406ci printer in Venus 3-30. You should adjust your settings as necessary. It's a good idea to see what the model of printer is first. The newer black and white printers are Kyocera FS-4200DN.
In general, the black and white printers are Kyocera FS-4000DN (V_3_39). The color printers/copiers are Kyocera TaskALFA 406ci (Smaller printer/copiers A4 only V_3_30COLOR) and Kyocera TaskALFA 7550ci (bigger printer/copiers able to do A3 e.g. V_3_1COLOR). If you are using MyQ, then you should be printing to COLOR to allow your printer to be chosen later.
Authentication is required, but there's no where to type my username and password
You might have made a typo in the WORKGROUP.
CUPS may have also put the wrong information when it setup the printer driver. Not sure what causes this. Quick fis:
Experimental: Kyocera Linux Print Utility
Kyocera now has official linux support using their own programs. Check out https://www.kyoceradocumentsolutions.eu/en/support
You will need to unzip and untar the file. The README indicates how to install the packages. Once they are installed, additional drivers will appear when "adding printer". In theory, it should autodetect the printer but foley hasn't seen how to use it yet.