IRIS maintains a centralized print spooler which is capable of handling jobs from Unix, Windows, and Mac clients. The name of the system is print.eecs.berkeley.edu; it can also be accessed as
\\print.eecs.berkeley.edu from Windows systems. Complete instructions for Windows systems can be found here. Instructions for MacOS systems can be found here.
Although the print spooler is a central service, support for actual printers is decentralized. It’s not always clear who is responsible for the care and feeding of a particular printer, which can make troubleshooting complicated at times. In the absence of other documentation (a sticker on the printer with contact information, for example), contact the helpdesk for assistance.
- Cory Hall: none
- Soda Hall: lws384, lws730
- Sutardja Dai Hall: none
Print queue naming conventions
There are two naming conventions that help keep things sane; you must follow these convention to have a print queue created on the central spooler.
- Printer hostnames are generally of the form:
- Print queue names are generally of the form:
A printer in 599 Soda Hall would have hostname print599.cs.berkeley.edu, and the queue would be named
A printer in 599 Cory Hall would have hostname print599.eecs.berkeley.edu, and the queue would be named
A printer in 599 Sutardja Dai Hall would have hostname print599.banatao.berkeley.edu, and the queue would be named
Two printers in room 199 Soda Hall might have hostnames print199a.cs.berkeley.edu and print199b.cs.berkeley.edu, and the queues would therefore be called
Print queues can be set up for any networked printer in the department. Please provide:
- The hostname of the printer.
- The make and model of the printer.
- Whether or not you want a cover page.
- Printer driver preferences (PCL or Postscript; the default in most cases will be Postscript).