Mathbio Network Info & Tips

The color laser printer in CAB 545 is a Lexmark C534 dtn. Its name is cab545/colour on the Math Dept. network.

The black & white laser printer in CAB 545 is a Lexmark T522 that prints double sided. Please set this printer as your default and use the colour printer only when needed for colour printing.

There is also the b&w printer in B326 which is a Lexmark T522, and its name is lexb330 on the biology network.


Printing to CAB545:

From Mathbio systems:

If you are printing from one of the Mathbio Sun systems, you can now use either the lp or lpr command without specifying the printer and print server. So if you are logged onto Moresby and would like to print a file to the cab545 printer, just type:

lpr filename

You could also use the lp command:

lp filename

To print from programs such as Netscape or Acrobat Reader that are running on one of the Mathbio Sun systems, you would use either of the above commands without specifying anything for the filename. Note that if you are running a program from a non-Mathbio system, such as from Sirius1, then you must specify a printer name or it will go to the the Math Dept. printer (see below). 
  

Printing from Math Dept. systems:

If you want to print from a program that is running on a Math Dept. system or you are logged onto a Math Dept. system such as Sirius1 and would like to print a file from the command line, then you must specify the printer:

lpr -P cab545 filename

Again you can use the lp command, but note that to specify a printer you must use the "-d" option:

lp -d cab545 filename