Printers – Printing on Linux
This manual explains how to install UU multifunctional printers (Xerox) on your laptop with Ubuntu (20.04.1 LTS).
Are you working with a different version of Linux? Then the screenshots and menu’s might look different from the ones in this manual.
Make sure you are connected to the network of the UU, either by connecting to the wireless network Eduroam or via a network cable in a University building.
Go to the Printers menu in your Settings.
Choose ‘Additional Printer Settings…’.
Select “Windows Printer via SAMBA” on the left. Enter the following information:
- Select ‘Set authentication details now’
- Password: your Solis-password
- Username, type: soliscom\<Solis-id>
Then click “Forward” below.
Select “Provide PPD file”.
Navigate to the location of the PPD-file and select the file.
Enter a name for the printer, you can pick anything you want.
Right click on the printer you’ve just installed and choose “Properties”.
On the left select ‘Printer Options’. Check whether the settings are the same as indicated below:
Paper Tray: “Tray 4”
Media Size: “A4”
2 Sided Printing: “2 Sided Print”
Please note: when tray 4 is empty in the printer, your document will not be printed. You will have to manually select another paper tray. It is not possible to use ‘auto select tray’.
Last modified: 14/01/2021