Printing

Requirements

  • You must be on a campus network such as ethernet, or eduroam or Airbears2. You will not be able to print from CalVisitor.
  • You have been authorized to print by the system administrator. Email trouble [at] stat [dot] berkeley [dot] edu if this isn't the case, otherwise your computer may display "Hold for Authentication" when printing.
  • Visit the Active Directory password synchronization tool once. This is necessary because LSIT's print server uses Active Directory which doesn't always have the latest CalNet password data. Alternatively you can visit CAM at https://mycalnet.berkeley.edu and use the Change Password feature, which also syncs the new password to AD.

Please send an email to trouble [at] stat [dot] berkeley [dot] edu for printing questions.

Table of Contents

  1. Printers
  2. Common
  3. macOS
  4. Windows
  5. Linux

Printers

Our printers are named after their locations in Evans Hall. Note the make and model of the printers to determine the driver required by your operating system.

Printer Model Intended Users
STAT-342 Xerox Phaser 3600 All
STAT-365 HP Color LaserJet M553x All
STAT-365-WC1 Xerox WorkCentre 5890 All
STAT-365-WC2 Xerox WorkCentre 5890 All
STAT-405 HP LaserJet 600 M601 Visitors
STAT-432 HP LaserJet P4515dn All
STAT-491 HP LaserJet 400 M401dn Masters' Students
STAT-498 HP LaserJet P4015dn Faculty

Contact trouble [at] stat [dot] berkeley [dot] edu if you have questions.

macOS

If your computer does not have drivers for our printers, you may find them here.  We recommend that you install these packages prior to installing SCF printers:

Configuration

  1. Open System Preferences and choose Printers & Scanners.
  2. Click the + button beneath the printer list on the left side.
  3. Press the Control key while clicking the "Default" icon (or any other icon on the toolbar), then choose Customize Toolbar... from the contextual menu that appears.
  4. Drag the Advanced (gear) icon to the toolbar and click the Done button.
  5. Click the Advanced icon that was added to the toolbar. Wait a few moments for the window to respond.
  6. Here is an example configuration for the copier in room 365:
    Type:
    URL:
    Name:
    Location:
    Use:  
  7. When use set Use, select a driver or printer model based on the printer you chose in the first step. You might need to choose Generic PostScript Printer if your computer does not have the right driver.
  8. Click Add. Click to enable the Duplex Unit and set whether the printer has a third tray. Click OK.
  9. The first time you print, a print queue window may open and you will see your job listed with a status of On Hold (Authentication required). Either select the job and click the Resume button on the window's toolbar, or click the small, curved arrow button to the right of your print job. When prompted, enter campus\your_calnet_id for your username and your CalNet passphrase for your password. Your job should then go through.
  10. The next time you print you may wish to enable the checkbox Remember this password in my keychain.

Windows

Configuration

Note:  "campus" is the name for the Windows domain used by UC Berkeley.

  1. You will need to set a network path to the printer which is of the form \\ls-printserver.ls.berkeley.edu\STAT-{PRINTER}. For example \\ls-printserver.ls.berkeley.edu\STAT-365-WC1.
  2. Enter the path.
    1. For Windows versions other than 8 or 8.1, click the Start menu and type the path into the search box at the bottom.
    2. For Windows 8 and 8.1:
      1. Press the Windows Key + R to get the run dialog prompt or:
        1. Hover over the bottom-right corner of the screen to ultimately get the search bar.
        2. Type "run"
        3. Execute the "Run" program to get the run dialog box.
      2. Enter "\\ls-printserver.ls.berkeley.edu\STAT-365-WC1." without the quotes and click ok.
      3. Wait a few minutes and if successful Windows should start downloading the printer drivers.
    There may be a delay of a few minutes.
  3. If prompted to login, enter your CalNet ID for the user name and CalNet ID passphrase for the password. In some cases, you may need to enter your user name as campus\<your_calnet_id>  Be sure to check the box to save your login information. The driver will download from the server; it may make a few minutes.

Duplex Printing

To activate duplex printing on a printer supporting it:

  1. Right-click on the printer and choose Properties.
  2. Go to the Device Settings tab.
  3. Under Installable Options set Duplex Unit to Installed.
  4. Click Apply.
  5. Go back to the General tab and click Printing Preferences....
  6. The option Print on Both Sides should be visible with options to print on both sides or not.

Linux

Please ensure that the HP and Xerox drivers are installed on your system.  Some distributions may have these drivers available through their package management software. To print via any CUPS-aware application such as Google Chrome, gedit, or evince:

  1. Visit http://localhost:631 in your web browser. If CUPS is properly installed you should see the CUPS management page.
  2. Visit Manage Printers.
  3. Click on Add Printer.
  4. Enter the name of the queue in the Name: field, for example STAT-342, and then fill in the Location and Description with the printer specific information. Then click Continue.
  5. Under Device select smb and click Continue.
  6. Under Device URI enter smb://ls-printserver.ls.berkeley.edu/STAT-PRINTER where STAT-PRINTER is the name of the queue you entered earlier.
  7. Select the Make of the printer you noted in step 1. Click Continue.
  8. Select the Model of the printer you noted in step 1. Click Continue. If your computer doesn't have the right driver, you may need to set the driver to be a Generic PostScript printer.
  9. Click on the name of the printer where the wizard says Printer PRINTER has been added successfully.
  10. Click Configure Printer.
  11. Modify the printer options according to your liking. You may wish to set simplex or duplex printing for example.
  12. Continue.

Note:

  • When prompted for authentication enter campus/your_calnet_id for your username and your CalNet passphrase for your password. This is a forward slash, rather than a backwards slash as on Mac and Windows.
  • You may need to put client max protocol = SMB2 in the [global] section of your /etc/samba/smb.conf.