Printing in the 7th building

New setup as of 2011-12-05

Inria now has a Rocquencourt-wide CUPS server with all the printers. It should work as per the below document, replacing with When it appears.

Old documentation

A CUPS server is running on fylvestre, sharing IMARA's printers (via SAMBA too).

Name Model PPD Description
Imara_l0737a HP Laserjet 4050 imara_l0737a.ppd In the workshop
Imara_l0700d NRG DSm635 PXL imara_l0700d.ppd Copying machine
Imara_l0700e HP Laserjet 4050 imara_l0700e.ppd Server room (731)
Imara_c0737a Xerox Phaser 8400DP imara_c0737a.ppd Color printer

... as a CUPS client

Just add the following line to your /etc/cups/client.conf:


You can then list the available printers:

$ lpstat -a
Imara_c0737a accepting requests since Mon 23 Jul 2007 06:25:15 AM CEST
Imara_l0700d accepting requests since Mon 23 Jul 2007 06:25:15 AM CEST
Imara_l0700e accepting requests since Mon 23 Jul 2007 06:25:15 AM CEST
Imara_l0737a accepting requests since Mon 30 Jul 2007 11:09:44 AM CEST

And choose the one to use by default:

$ lpoptions -d Imara_l0737a
job-sheets=none,none printer-info='HP Laserjet 4050' printer-is-accepting-jobs=1 printer-is-shared=1 printer-make-and-model='HP LaserJet 4050 Series Postscript (recommended)' printer-state=3 printer-state-reasons=none printer-type=37076

... as a CUPS server

(This is recommended for laptops as some applications may hang if the remote printing server is not available.)

Tell the CUPS daemon to poll the fylvestre's printers, in /etc/cups/cupsd.conf:


You can also specifically add the desired printers by their URI and using the above PPD files as drivers (if missing):


... using SAMBA (Windows)

Just browse and select the printer you want, then install the appropriate driver.

Server administration

Every user having an account on fylvestre belonging to the lpadmin group can administer the printing server. This can be quickly done as follows:

$ sudo usermod -G OTHER_GROUPS,lpadmin USER

Currently, only the operator is in this group.

documentation/printing.txt · Last modified: 2011/12/05 18:05 by Olivier Mehani
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