This document provides a quick overview of what is needed to print from a computer in a public lab.
To use the computers in the public PC labs, you first need to log in with your RCS user ID and password. You will then be connected to the network, and you will be able to print to any networked campus printer as well as connect to your RCS home directory or to the RCS public areas.
Printing from an Application
When you select Print... from your application's File menu, a dialog box opens that shows information about the default printer and allows you to choose options, such as which pages and how many copies to print.
To use a printer other than the default, click on the down-arrow next to the printer name and select from the list. When you have made your choices, click OK to send your job to the specified printer.
Checking the Print Queue
Currently, you need to connect to the RCS UNIX system in order to check the print queues of the various networked printers. To make the connection, double-click the SecureCRT icon to start a secure telnet session to one of the remote UNIX hosts.
After you start SecureCRT, a Connect window will appear. Select a hostname from the list and click OK. You will then be prompted for your RCS userID and password.
Once you are connected, enter the command lpq at the UNIX prompt, using the -P option to specify the name of the printer you used. For example, if you sent your job to vclw, the double-sided printer in the VCC Print Room, the command would be:
lpq -P vclw
When you have finished your remote session, type logout and then close the SecureCRT window.
BE SURE TO LOG OUT (USING THE START MENU) BEFORE LEAVING!
If you fail to log out, others may use your account and you will be charged for it.
Last Reviewed: 27-Jul-2018
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