Printing from Ubuntu



This manual describes how to print on the UT Xerox Multifuncional Printers (MFPs) from a Ubuntu machine. 

Before you get started

  • This manual is written for Ubuntu 16.04; for Mac and Windows, other manuals are available.
  • This manual uses a consistent style of writing: references to text and buttons on screens are printed in italics, information that you have to enter yourself is printed in bold.  

You will need the following:

  • An established internet connection.
  • An ICT-account. This is your employee or student number with the associated password.
  • An activated employee- or student card. If you have not yet activated it on the MFP, do so first. How to do this is described in the manual ‘Register college-/employee card'.
  • The PPD-file:

Install follow-me printer

Step 1: Open printer settings

  • Go to the Dash.
  • Enter Printers.
  • Click Printers.

Step 2: Add new printer

  • Click Add.


Step 3: Authentication

  • Under Devices > Network Printer select Windows Printer via Samba.
  • At smb:// enter
  • Select Set authentication details now.
  • At Username: enter AD\ followed by your student number (e.g. AD\s0123456) or employee logon name (e.g. AD\GoghV).
  • At Password enter your corresponding ICT account password.
  • Click Forward.


Step 4: Choose driver

  • Select Provide PPD file.
  • Click the folder icon next to (None).


Step 5: Select .PPD file

  • Browse to the location where you have stored the .PPD file (for download link see above).
  • Select the file.
  • Click Open.


Step 6: Choose driver

  • Click Forward.


Step 7: installable options

  • Set Input Trays to 5 Trays.
  • Check Job Storage.
  • Click Forward.


Step 8: Describe printer

  • At Printer Name enter Follow-Me.
  • At Description enter Follow-Me.
  • Click Apply.


Step 9: Properties

  • Right-click the Follow-Me printer icon.
  • Click Properties.

Step 10: Printer options

  • Select Printer Options.
  • Set Paper Size to A4.
  • Set Input Slot to Tray 3.
  • Set 2-sided print to 2-sided Print, Flip on Long Edge.
  • Click OK.


You are now ready to print.

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