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Printer Setup on Ubuntu

Instructions to add new EECS Network Printer:

IMPORTANT: If you are connected with WIFI, you need to first install and connect to York VPN (!

  • In Terminal:
sudo apt-get install smbclient 
sudo apt-get update  
sudo apt-get install python3-smbc  
  • Settings → Printers → Additional Printer Settings → Add → Network Printer→ Windows Printer via SAMBA

Type in print server name (list of printers can be found Here :

smb:// (eg. second floor b&w printer - Ricoh 8400) 


 'Set authentication details now'
Password: (EECS password)
Username: eecsyorkuca\username
-> Click Forward
  • Search for a printer driver to download → Make and Model: Ricoh 8400 → Search
  • Click on drop down “Printer model” and choose Ricoh SP 8400DN → Forward → Forward → Forward → Short name : prt2 (leave everything else default) → Apply → type in root username/pw
  • When printing for the first time after reboot, you need to go back into Settings→Printers and click on the print job and authenticate using your EECS username/pw
  • If it still doesn't print check:
/etc/cups/printers.conf and change the line

AuthInfoRequired none 
AuthInfoRequired username,password 


systemctl stop cups
systemctl restart cups  
services/printers/print-ubuntu.txt · Last modified: 2022/09/27 15:28 by namtran