Printing Help

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:    Xerox Phaser 5550DN  located in BA6290A    Xerox Phaser 5550DN  located in BA6200 Xerox Phaser 5550DN  located in CAM104A a.k.a PG104A    Xerox Versalink B400 located in 215 Huron 10th floor  Xerox Versalink B400 located in CAM207 a.k.a PG207             Xerox Versalink B405 located in HSB 3rd floor

When installing the queue on your computer use the appropriate
hostname (or IP) provided above ( 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. 

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