Student Printing - Linux Client Set-Up

Installing the PaperCut client:

Deployment on Linux and Unix

  1. Linux and Unix workstations are supported via Java. Install Java 5.0+. ( Java version 5.0 or higher is required) Your Linux distribution may come with Java pre-installed or have the option to install. If no Java option exists, Sun Microsystems provides a self-install Java distribution for Linux and other major Unix platforms.
  2. Ensure Java 5.0 is installed and the JAVAHOME environment variable is defined on the PATH.
  3. Go to PaperCut Client Download page and select the ‘PaperCut Linux All Locations’ download.
  4. If the workstation is used by multiple users, the client directory should be copied to a common location such as /usr/local/papercut/client.
  5. -File permissions need to be set. Open a command prompt and set execute permissions on the pc-client-linux.sh file as follows:
          -cd /usr/local/papercut/client
          -chmod 755 ./pc-client-linux.sh

Testing

  1. Log on as a user (a user listed in the PaperCut MF system) in your preferred Linux desktop GUI environment. Locate and execute the file /usr/local/papercut/client/pc-client-linux.sh. The PaperCut MF client should open displaying the user’s account balance.
  2. It is usual to configure the client as a “Startup Program” or “AutoStart Program” launched during login. See your desktop documentation to see how to define a startup program.
  3. Optionally, you can configure the client as a “Startup Program” or “AutoStart Program” launched during login. See your desktop documentation to see how to define a startup program.