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   then type  '''cancel 5-27'''  to cancel the job.
   then type  '''cancel 5-27'''  to cancel the job.
'''Special note for 101 users.''' 
  The printer in the 101 computer lab is named "a".  It seems to default
  to printing from tray 1 (the manual feed tray).  DO NOT USE this tray
  (it is fragile and may break).  Instead, press the button with the check
  mark on it to select tray 3 (the bottom tray). Ignore the message about
  letterhead paper.  Make sure that tray 3 has paper.

Revision as of 10:04, 2 July 2014

What to do if your job does not print

NOTE: if the red light is lit on the start button, there is a problem (usually no paper)

 a. Check the status of your print job with one of these commands
       lpq -P N  (where N is the floor you sent the job to)
       lpstat -t
 b. Check that there is paper in the tray. If not, get a ream of
 paper from the copy center and put it into the top tray. If you
 are uncertain about how to do this, ask the computer staff in 507
 for help.
 c. It may be that your job was formatted for a different paper
 size (usually A4). In this case, press the printer button on
 the left. You will see a dialog box saying that the job calls
 for a non-standard page size. Select one of the trays (usually
 tray 1 or 2) to try to force it to print on lettersize paper.
 d. If there is a paper jam, please ask Hieu in 507 to fix it and
 try sending your job to another floor.
 e. If all else fails cancel your job. For example, if lpstat -t
 shows your job as
              5-27  .....
 then type  cancel 5-27  to cancel the job.