The Department of Mathematics has two main printers called (for historical reasons), lw2, a Xerox Phaser 4500 in BA6290A and lw3, another Xerox Phaser 4500, in BA6200. Both printers have duplexers for printing on both sides of a sheet of paper.
The command that should be used to send (ps, pdf, dvi, txt, doc (Word), rtf) jobs to the printer is Print. Typing this command on a line by itself will list the options and some examples of its use. The -d option displays the file on your screen (if you are running X Windows), and is useful as a preview. For example, typing Print -d file.dvi will show (approximately) what will be sent to the printer with Print file.dvi.
Type lpq at the coxeter prompt to get a listing of jobs in the queue awaiting printing. If the output when typing lpq shows:
- lw2 @lw2 DOWN
- lw2: no entries Status : ONLINE
then this means the local queue on coxeter is down although the printer is ready to print. You can run fixlw2 or fixlw3 as appropriate to restart the queue.
This will not help if you see the line:
- lw2: no entries Status : OFFLINE
which usually means that the printer is out of paper.
If you have computer system related questions/comments on this or other topics that these help pages do not answer please see the Computing Help Contact page.
On coxeter you can print using the "Print" command from the command line. Please type: Print -h for more information. You can also print from your personal computer to the department printers below: lw2.math.utoronto.ca Xerox Phaser 5550DN located in BA6290A lw3.math.utoronto.ca Xerox Phaser 5550DN located in BA6200 lwcam1.math.utoronto.ca Xerox Phaser 5550DN located in CAM104A a.k.a PG104A lwh.math.utoronto.ca Xerox Versalink B400 located in 215 Huron 10th floor lwcam.math.utoronto.ca Xerox Versalink B400 located in CAM207 a.k.a PG207 100.76.51.5 Xerox Versalink B405 located in HSB 3rd floor When installing the queue on your computer use the appropriate hostname (or IP) provided above (lwX.math.utoronto.ca) and the corresponding driver (Xerox Phaser/Versalink XXX). You can download the drivers from Xerox but they all work natively with Windows 10/11 and Linux (all printers support true PostScript, and on Windows you will need to select the "Xerox Phaser" network interface and click on "Windows Update" when prompted). For lwh, lwcam, and the HSB printers you should use the Versalink B400/B405 driver (but they also support PostScript). Note that the B405 in HSB is a multifunction device.