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Printing from Linux (cluster or personal computer)

Printing to a public printer from a Linux cluster machine or from your personal Linux machine

These steps have been tested on a machine using Ubuntu 8.04 with GNOME.  Ubuntu is a community developed, Linux-based operating system.  GNOME is a desktop for your GNU/Linux or UNIX computer.

  1. Select System > Administration > Printing
  2. Select New Printer.  It may take some time to search.
  3. Go to LPD/LPR Host or Printer.
  4. Enter the following: 
    • Host:
      Where UserID is your Andrew UserID (e.g.,
    • Queue: andrew, andrew-color, hunt-color, mellon-color, or library-color
  5. Select forward.  It will search for drivers and not succeed.
  6. Select "HP Laserjet 4100 PostScript" as the driver.
  7. Name the printer "Andrew Central B&W".
  8. Check the box that enables duplexing.

Note: See the Andrew Printing FAQ page for additional information. 

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Last Updated: 7/30/14
Thank you to Nipunn Koorapati for his contribution to this document.