Printing to Papercut with Linux

Printing to PaperCut from Linux requires that your Linux username match your Drexel or Tux username; if it does not, your print jobs will not be assigned to your queue and cannot be retrieved. Adding the PaperCut printers is as simple as running the following commands. The generic PPD file we use can be downloaded at PaperCut Generic PPD for Linux.

For systems that use Drexel or Tux credentials, use the following commands:

lpadmin -p "CCI-BW" -E -v 'lpd://' -P /etc/cups/ppd/generic.ppd

lpadmin -p "CCI-Color" -E -v 'lpd://' -P /etc/cups/ppd/generic.ppd

For systems using nonstandard usernames, you must add your Drexel or Tux username in the command, replacing <<userid>> in the following commands:

lpadmin -p "CCI-BW" -E -v 'lpd://<<userid>>' -P /etc/cups/ppd/generic.ppd

lpadmin -p "CCI-Color" -E -v 'lpd://<<userid>>' -P /etc/cups/ppd/generic.ppd

This has been tested on Ubuntu, but should work on other distros. We only officially support Ubuntu.