To set up a printer on a Windows 7 system, follow these steps:
- Click Start
- In the Search Programs and files box, type: \\print.science.purdue.edu
- Press Enter
- If it prompts you for your username & password use: onepurdue\careeraccount and your password
- In the dialog box that opens, scroll to the correct printer name (typically based on building and location)
- Double click on the correct printer to install
Ubuntu Linux - Laptops
Follow the general settings here, inserting the name of the printer you wish to use and your Purdue career account username.
On the following screens, choose Generic, and a generic PostScript driver.
Ubuntu Linux - Desktops
If you wish to install printers one at a time you can follow the same instructions for laptops above, however if your desktop is on the Purdue computer network permanently and never used with personal home printers you can simply set your machine to talk directly to your department's CUPS server if it has one.
echo "ServerName <address of cups server>/version=1.1" > ~/.cups/client.conf
or, if you have administrative access to the machine
echo "ServerName <address of cups server>/version=1.1" > /etc/cups/client.conf
For the address of the cups server, use the appropriate server name for your department:
After this is added and your machine is rebooted you will see all departmental printers available to you the next time you print.