Print to the new CoC Mopiers from Linux

The mopiers require an active connection to the GT VPN for printing functionality.

  • Many College of Computing and Institute resources require VPN. Info about the GlobalProtect Campus VPN (for faculty, staff and students) can be found here: https://faq.oit.gatech.edu/content/how-do-i-get-started-next-generation-campus-vpn

Installation of a printer in Linux/Unix can be achieved in many ways.  The method documented here was done in Ubuntu 14.04. For other Linux distributions, consult their documentation for adding a printer.

  1. Open Printers.

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  1. Click Add (1).
  2. Expand Network Printer.
  3. Click LPD/LPR Host or Printer (2).
  4. Under Location, if you wish to be able to send jobs to others input the following:
    1. Host:  hollister.cc.gatech.edu
    2. Queue:  input
  5. If you wish to always print using your username, input:
    1. Host: gtusername​@hollister.cc.gatech.edu
    2. Queue: input
  6. Click Forward (3).

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  1. Choose Generic for the driver and click Forward.

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  1. Click PostScript and click Forward.

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  1. Input whatever details are desired on the Describe Printer page and click Apply.

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  1. If you are set up to print for other users, print jobs will need to be submitted via the terminal using the format:
lpr -P printername -U GTusername /path/to/file

If you are set up to only print as yourself, you can just use the normal print dialog.