The printer is a Ricoh 8100S, which does has a Linux driver. The university gave me documentation for installing the printer on MacOS and Windows, but nothing about Linux. The Mac instructions give the host name and IP address:

Hostname: copier.dept.university.edu

first step

second step

third step

I didn't include some of the steps here because they just involve clicking through the menus. Basically, when I configure the printer, I authenticate with my university username and password, and a "lock code" that I use to access the jobs on the printer itself.

What is the analog of these instructions for a Linux systemIs there a way to install this printer through cups? Cups version is 2.2.1-8.

  • You can look though the CUPS configuration on OS X to see if there's any clue there. – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams May 2 '18 at 19:03

This page seems to document a way to configure the user code:

Good luck!

  • How do I add the printer and tell it to use a username and password, in addition to the user code? The username and password are different from my local user account. The -U flag on lpadmin appears to govern what local user account should be used to add the printer, not the user account that is used to authenticate with the printer itself. – a.k May 5 '18 at 20:16

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