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How to Print from a Linux Device

There are two methods for installing the print client on Linux based systems.

Method one makes use of a shell script to install and configure the necessary printers correctly. It is strongly recommended that this method be used.

Method two makes use of the CUPS interface. This method is a little more involved and it is recommended that this be used in the event that the first method fails.

Method One Instructions:

1. Download the Pharos Print Client and extract the package to your Desktop. You should now see a folder called 'cwps_linux'.

2. Open terminal and cd into the 'cwps linux' folder as seen below.

Linux Terminal

3. Enter ./start.sh in terminal and hit enter. You will be prompted for your admin password.

Linux terminal

4. After entering your admin password you will see a prompt asking if you will use a copy card at any time.
    If you will or think you will then enter 'Y', otherwise enter 'N'.
    Note: It is recommended to hit 'Y' as this is the default setup.

Linux terminal

5. Enter yourNetwork ID (SIU85XXXXXXX).

Linux terminal

Linux terminal

6. To verify a successful install go to System Settings > Printers. Depending on your selection in step 4 you will see one or two printers. If the printer(s) is/are not shown please try again or try method two.

Linux system printer section

7. If you ever need to use a copy card you will send your documents to the 'CWPS-Guest' printer. Otherwise
    you will use the 'CWPS-siu85xxxxxxx' printer to print using your Debit Dawg account.

Method Two Instructions:

1. Open a web browser and type http://localhost:631 in the URL field. This should bring up your local CUPS server configuration page. Click on the "Administration" tab.

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2. Click on "Add Printer."

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3. Choose "LPD/LPR Host or Printer"

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4. In the Connection: field, type "lpd://[siu85xxxxxxx]@itcsc-cwps.ad.siu.edu/CWPS_Color_Queue"

  • Note: You must type in the URL address exactly as shown to successfully add the printer. Anything in brackets should be replaced with your information.

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5. Type in the following information

  • Name: CWPS-Color-Printer
  • Description: Dell 5130cdn
  • Location: SIU

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6. Click Browse to select the Dell 5130cdn .ppd file.

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7. On the "Set Printer Options Screen", leave the default values.

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8. Click on "Set Printer Options" to finish adding the printer. To verify a successful install go to System Settings > Printers. If the printer is not shown please try again or contact SalukiTech for further assistance.