Printing in Aalto's Linux
A print queue called secureprintps has been added to Aalto University’s Ubuntu workstations and general servers (version 14.04 and later), which is the default printer on most computers. When you want to print something, select secureprintps from the printer menu.
Alternatively, you can also use mobile printing (link).
Printing with older Ubuntu versions
In older versions, identification details cannot be saved properly if you print to the secureprintps print queue. Follow the instructions below to save your username and password for printing purposes.
1. After you have printed a page, the file waits for identification in the printer queue. Click on the printer icon and then on the secureprintps button to open the print queue.
2. Click the right mouse button and select Authenticate (see image below).
3. Type your password at item Password, and tick the box Remember password (see image below).
4. Once the job has been sent to the server, the file status changes to Processing.
5. After your identification details have been saved, you may still have to add your password to some applications.
a) Simply click OK when you are asked for the password.
b) After this, you must open the print queue for the saved identification details to function.
You can print documents at Aalto University with a personal printing card. Print your jobs on both sides of the paper whenever you can, and use electronic materials to avoid unnecessary printing.
Students and staff members at Aalto University who have a valid Aalto email ID can also use mobile printing tools.
Printing from your own Linux computer to Aalto University’s printing server can only be done from trusted networks (wired networks and Eduroam, for instance).