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I bring my own personal laptop to school where my login is nickname. However, in order to print to the school's printers the username that sends the print job must match my school's AD login, firstname.lastname. Is there any way short of creating a firstname.lastname user on my computer to have print jobs sent to the school's printers have the originating login of firstname.lastname? For the record, my computer is running Ubuntu 10.04 and the school uses the lpr protocol to queue print jobs over the network.

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did you find a solution for your problem? there is also another similiar questions, but without a working solution: superuser.com/questions/390906 –  prometoys Feb 27 at 16:31

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You can specify a username with lpr as per this question.

Ubuntu uses CUPS for printing so the easiest way is to use the web interface. You find it at: http://localhost:631. Change the URI for the printer to lpd://firstname.lastname@SomeHostname/SomePrinter or change the conf file in /etc/cups/printers.conf This will make it permanent.

A new user is not necessary.

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If you try to add a username to the front of a URI CUPS removes it. –  Mischif Feb 9 '12 at 1:28

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