There are two printers available in the computing lab and one in the lunch room.
|Computer Lab||Color laser||skittles||Color LJ 8550 PCL||single-sided|
|Black and white laser||rm414||Laser Jet 8150 PCL||double-sided|
|Lunch room||Black and white laser||lunchroom||Laser Jet 8100 PCL||double-sided|
All three of these printers are installed on the computer lab and library machines. To install on personal machines and/or student office machines, you'll need to add them using one of the following protocols:
The following will guide you through setting up your laptops/desktops to print to the department printers (rm414, skittles, and lunchroom) as well as any other network printer. You can also find instruction here for Windows XP in more details.
To be added soon
Your default printer is rm414. You can printer to other printers using the command line switch -P with lpr. For example, to print a postscript file (filename.ps) to the color printer, type the following at the command prompt:
lpr -Pskittles filename.ps
For a double-sided color printout:
lpr -Pskittlesd filename.ps
If you want to change your default printer, add the following line to your .cshrc file:
setenv PRINTER printername
For example, if your office is in the lower level, you may want to change your default printer to dungeon with
setenv PRINTER dungeon.
The only files you can print using lpr are postscript and text files. Do NOT try to print pdf, doc, xls, gif or any other types of files using lpr directly. It will result in piles of garbage!!!
To print an MS Office document, you can try staroffice (soffice) on hsph, or you can ftp your file to a PC in the biostatistics computing lab and print it using MS Office.
To convert a text file to postscript for nice formatting:
(this will produce a double-column, double sided output in landscape mode. Very useful for looking at large listings. You are getting 4 pages of listing in one sheet.)
$enscript -2r mysas.lst
For more information on enscript, please do "man enscript" at the UNIX prompt.
cat file.pdf | acroread -toPostScript | lpr
last updated: 8-26-2010