The easiest way to use DICE printers from a linux system with CUPS installed is to use the Informatics CUPS server
rather than your machine's local CUPS server (probably appropriate for machines that live inside Informatics). Alternatively, you can add specific DICE printers to your local CUPS server
Informatics CUPS server
On a Linux system with CUPS installed, this procedure will give you access to all available DICE printers. Simply edit
to contain the single line:
You may need to create this file if it is not already present.
etc will connect to the main server and you don't need to mess with drivers and names.
lpstat -p -d
to list available printers. Use something like
lpoptions -d if435m0
to choose a default printer. Alternatively, the printers should appear in your distribution's graphical print manager.
Add specific printers
The procedure below adds a DICE printer using the CUPS web interface.
- Go to http://infcups.inf.ed.ac.uk:631/printers to see the list of available printers
- Then, go to the local CUPS administration page at http://localhost:631/admin and click on
Internet Printing Protocol (ipp)
ipp://infcups.inf.ed.ac.uk/printers/foo for the
Connection URL, where
foo is the name of the printer you want to use
- Enter the
- Finally, select the correct model from the list (or go to http://openprinting.org/show_driver.cgi?driver=Postscript and get the appropriate PPD file) and click on
If it all goes well, at this point CUPS will show you a list of options to choose defaults for, and then you're done (Vasilis Vasaitis).
- 23 Dec 2009
Topic revision: r11 - 01 Nov 2011 - 08:38:05 - DavidBraude