Print from your Linux laptop

These instructions have been tested on Ubunutu & Mint. Other distros may vary.

  1. Open Printers menu
  2. Click Add > Network Printer > Windows Printer via SAMBA
  3. Enter smb://
  4. Select Set authentication details now
  5. Enter username campus\GUID and your password
  6. Click Forward
  7. The search will fail and proceed to manual selection
  8. Choose Canon then Forward
  9. Select imageRunner C5185i > /pxlcolor [en] recommended
  10. Set Printer name as PullPrint
  11. Click Apply
  12. Print a test page to ensure it has worked


  • In Printer options tab you can turn on Double-sided printing; normally Flip on long edge is the preferred option
  • By default it will print in colour; to change to mono, look for the Print quality setting and change it from Normal to Normal Grayscale, or collect your job at a mono printer
  • Options vary depending on the application used to print, but there should always be options for single-sided or double-sided (on short or long edge)
  • You may get an error saying it cannot start printer when sending jobs, but a pop-up will appearing say the job has been sent anyway