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Several printers are distributed around the locations of the FH JOANNEUM, many of which are usable for students. The prepaid printing system at the FH JOANNEUM is connected to the [[Student ID card|student ID card]].
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At the FH JOANNEUM, hundreds of students and staff share the same printers and copiers. To make printing easier, the printers are accessible over the network. And because you shouldn't have to install dozenzs of printers, most of them are accessible through a common printer queue, depending on your location:
  
== Finding a printer ==
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Graz
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* Farbe: '''RIJEKA\GR_Kopierer_Color'''
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* S/W: '''RIJEKA\GR_Kopierer_SW'''
  
If you are searching for a printer nearby, you can lookup printers in the Windows serverlist on ''\\waterloo''. Installing that printer on Windows is as easy as doubleclicking it.
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Kapfenberg
If you already know which printer you want to use, you can note down its name from a label on the device, e.g. '''GKOPD111'''. This name is being used in all operating systems to identify the printer.
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* Farbe: '''SEVILLA\KB_Kopierer_Color'''
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* S/W: '''SEVILLA\KB_Kopierer_SW'''
  
== Installing a printer in your operating system ==
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Bad Gleichenberg
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* Farbe: '''BARCELONA\BG_Kopierer_Color'''
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* S/W: '''BARCELONA\BG_Kopierer_SW'''
  
A printer has to be installed in your operating system before it can be used. Different operating systems provide different methods to connect to printers in the local area network.
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The printing system is connected to your [[Student ID card]]. After sending a print job, you can select any printer you like (depending on your location) and get your print job sent there.
  
'''For the next steps, you must be connected to the local network (via [[VPN client]] or [[WLAN access|wifi]]).'''
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== Before your very first print job ==
  
=== Windows ===
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Before you can print or copy anything for the '''very first time''', you have to log on to a printer. The device will then guide you through a login procedure to activate your student ID for printing.
  
# Click "Start", "Run..."
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== Add printer ==
# Enter '''\\waterloo''', click OK
 
# Search desired printer
 
# Doubleclick that printer
 
  
After these steps, the printer should be installed and ready to print.
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=== Windows ===
 
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# Press the Windows key + R to open the "Run..." window (or select it from the start menu)
Also see: [[Intranet#Print server|Print server]]
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# Enter the name of the printer queue you want to add, e.g. ''\\rijeka\GR_Kopierer_Color''.
 
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# Press OK - your printer drivers should download and install automatically.
=== Mac OS X ===
 
 
 
Mac OS X from 10.4 uses [[Wikipedia:CUPS|CUPS]] for printing. Hardware support is comparable to the Linux/Unix version.
 
  
In the course of the installation, you need to authenticate via the "root" user, which is '''deactivated''' by default and +needs to be activated first:
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=== Mac OS X and Linux ===
  
# Run '''Applications/Utilities/Directory Utility.app'''
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On OS X and Linux, using the short server name (e.g. "rijeka") sometimes doesn't work. In that case you have to use the so-called "Fully Qualified Domain Name" (FQDN): <pre>rijeka.technikum.fh-joanneum.local</pre>
# Click the lock to enable changes & enter your admin password
 
# Menu: '''Edit''', '''Enable Root User'''
 
# Enter a new password and note it down - you will need it later
 
# Finished
 
  
'''The above procedure only needs to be done once.''' When this is done, the following steps add a printer:
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If you're not sure whether you have to use the FQDN or the short server name, you can test it by entering the following in a Terminal:
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<pre>ping -c 1 rijeka</pre>
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If you receive an answer, you can use the short name, e.g.:
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<pre>smb://rijeka/GR_Kopierer_Color</pre>
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If you do NOT receive an answer, you have to use the FQDN:
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<pre>smb://rijeka.technikum.fh-joanneum.local/GR_Kopierer_Color</pre>
  
# Open a web browser and enter this URL: http://127.0.0.1:631/admin
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==== Driver ====
# '''Add printer'''
 
# Fill in the fields for ''Name'', ''Location'' and ''Description'' as you like. Example: ''Name: GKOPD111'', ''Location: AP152, 3rd floor'', ''Description: GKOPD111, B/W''. When finished, '''Continue'''
 
# Select '''Windows Printer via SAMBA''' from the list, '''Continue'''
 
# Device URI: '''smb://printserver-IP/printer_name''', e.g. '''smb://10.11.2.73/GKOPD111''', '''Continue'''
 
# Select a suitable printer type or a printer description file (PPD - see below)
 
# At this point, CUPS asks for a password. Enter '''root''' as user and the password you've chosen earlier.
 
# The printer should now be in your printer list.
 
# The log-in on the print server happens with your '''first printout'''. After sending the print job, go to the printer queue and click the '''Continue''' button. The print server will ask for user & password.
 
# User: '''TECHNIKUM\Username''' (your Windows username) + your password
 
# [[Printing#Printing|Retrieve your printouts.]]
 
  
==== Printer description files (PPDs) ====
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Since all printers share the same printing queue, there are no device specific drivers. A common driver is used instead.
These PPD files are needed for installing a printer. Save them by right-clicking the links and choosing '''Save target as...'''.
 
* GKOPD111, B/W -  Canon iR3025N ([http://almaty.fh-joanneum.at/indwiki_en/images/0/09/CNR3025G1.zip CNR3025G1.zip])
 
* GCOLD1169, Color - Canon iRC4080i ([http://almaty.fh-joanneum.at/indwiki_en/images/a/a2/CNRC408X1.zip CNRC408X1.zip])
 
  
Notice: These PPDs have been reported to be compatible to Snow Leopard.
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* '''Windows:'''
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* '''Mac OS X:''' Simply use the "Generic Postscript printer" driver. Please note that the "Generic PCL printer" driver only prints black and white. If you need more printer control, try these:[http://almaty.fh-joanneum.at/indwiki/files/o12a4de_m_ps0360.dmg Canon PS Driver 3.60 (Up to OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion)] and [http://almaty.fh-joanneum.at/indwiki/files/o13af1de_m_ppd355.dmg Canon PPD Driver 3.55 (from OS X 10.9 Mavericks)]
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* '''Linux:''': The driver ''Generic PostScript Printer Foomatic/Postscript'' allows for simple printing, however, the ''Generic PCL 6/PCL XL Printer Foomatic pxlcolor (recommended)'' offers more options.
  
=== Linux ===
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==== Installation on Mac OS X ====
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'''The next steps assume that you are connected to the intranet via LAN, VPN or "wpa4fh" wifi!'''
  
These instructions are for [http://www.ubuntu.com Ubuntu Hardy Heron].
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# Go to your '''System Preferences''', '''Printers & Scanners''', click the "+" button on the lower left (Lion: "Add other printer or scanner…")
# Menu '''System''': '''System settings''', '''Printing'''
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# In the next dialog, do a right-click on the menu bar and select "Customize Toolbar…"
# '''New printer''', '''Windows Printer via SAMBA'''
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# Drag the '''Advanced''' icon to the toolbar and click '''Done'''
# Printer address: '''smb://technikum/waterloo/printer_name''' (e.g. ''smb://technikum/waterloo/GKOPD111'')
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# Click '''Advanced and wait until the search is done
# Authentification: Windows username & password
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# '''Type: Windows printer via spoolss'''
# Select printer type - if unknown, select the empty top row on the left, then '''Generic PostScript Printer''' on the right
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# '''URL: smb://rijeka/GR_Kopierer_Color''' (server name: see above)
# Finished
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# '''Name:''' This is the name by which the printer appears in your system. Enter anything you like.
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# '''Use:''' Select the proper driver here (see above). If you installed the optional Canon drivers from above, choose '''Canon iR-ADV C5045''' for color and '''Canon iR-ADV 4045''' for b/w printers.
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# '''Add''' the printer and you're almost done.
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# When printing your first document, the printer will ask you for your password.
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# Done.
  
 
== Printing ==
 
== Printing ==
After sending a print job to the queue, you have to initiate the printing process by walking to the printer, then hold your [[Student ID card|ID card]] near the printer's RFID reader until it beeps. You are now logged in and your print jobs should start printing.
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After sending a print job, walk up to any desired printer and hold your student ID card near the printer's card reader. The print job will then start.
  
'''Important:''' After you're finished printing, hold your ID card near the RFID reader again to '''log out'''. If you forget this, other people will be able to make copies with your account (and money).
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'''Important:''' when you're done printing, log out by holding your card to the printer again or by pressing the "ID" button on the printer.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 10:54, 7 March 2016

At the FH JOANNEUM, hundreds of students and staff share the same printers and copiers. To make printing easier, the printers are accessible over the network. And because you shouldn't have to install dozenzs of printers, most of them are accessible through a common printer queue, depending on your location:

Graz

  • Farbe: RIJEKA\GR_Kopierer_Color
  • S/W: RIJEKA\GR_Kopierer_SW

Kapfenberg

  • Farbe: SEVILLA\KB_Kopierer_Color
  • S/W: SEVILLA\KB_Kopierer_SW

Bad Gleichenberg

  • Farbe: BARCELONA\BG_Kopierer_Color
  • S/W: BARCELONA\BG_Kopierer_SW

The printing system is connected to your Student ID card. After sending a print job, you can select any printer you like (depending on your location) and get your print job sent there.

Before your very first print job

Before you can print or copy anything for the very first time, you have to log on to a printer. The device will then guide you through a login procedure to activate your student ID for printing.

Add printer

Windows

  1. Press the Windows key + R to open the "Run..." window (or select it from the start menu)
  2. Enter the name of the printer queue you want to add, e.g. \\rijeka\GR_Kopierer_Color.
  3. Press OK - your printer drivers should download and install automatically.

Mac OS X and Linux

On OS X and Linux, using the short server name (e.g. "rijeka") sometimes doesn't work. In that case you have to use the so-called "Fully Qualified Domain Name" (FQDN):
rijeka.technikum.fh-joanneum.local

If you're not sure whether you have to use the FQDN or the short server name, you can test it by entering the following in a Terminal:

ping -c 1 rijeka

If you receive an answer, you can use the short name, e.g.:

smb://rijeka/GR_Kopierer_Color

If you do NOT receive an answer, you have to use the FQDN:

smb://rijeka.technikum.fh-joanneum.local/GR_Kopierer_Color

Driver

Since all printers share the same printing queue, there are no device specific drivers. A common driver is used instead.

Installation on Mac OS X

The next steps assume that you are connected to the intranet via LAN, VPN or "wpa4fh" wifi!

  1. Go to your System Preferences, Printers & Scanners, click the "+" button on the lower left (Lion: "Add other printer or scanner…")
  2. In the next dialog, do a right-click on the menu bar and select "Customize Toolbar…"
  3. Drag the Advanced icon to the toolbar and click Done
  4. Click Advanced and wait until the search is done
  5. Type: Windows printer via spoolss
  6. URL: smb://rijeka/GR_Kopierer_Color (server name: see above)
  7. Name: This is the name by which the printer appears in your system. Enter anything you like.
  8. Use: Select the proper driver here (see above). If you installed the optional Canon drivers from above, choose Canon iR-ADV C5045 for color and Canon iR-ADV 4045 for b/w printers.
  9. Add the printer and you're almost done.
  10. When printing your first document, the printer will ask you for your password.
  11. Done.

Printing

After sending a print job, walk up to any desired printer and hold your student ID card near the printer's card reader. The print job will then start.

Important: when you're done printing, log out by holding your card to the printer again or by pressing the "ID" button on the printer.