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Old 03-23-2011, 06:15 AM   #1
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Post config multi Oki forms printer via lantronix ps


I have tried about every combo, but cannot get any test page delivered to the printer. The device/ps setup works fine in our old Sun Unix enviroment. The new env is redhat 4 ES. Any help would be appreciated.
 
Old 03-26-2011, 08:36 AM   #2
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Hello bp123, welcome to LQ,

could you please provide more information about the printer (which model exactly), and how you've configured it?

In my experience Oki-printers work very well with Linux (I have several b430dn in my networks).

Could you please describe the network in a more elaborate way.

Redhat 4 seems a bit outdated??? may be this is the problem?

Markus
 
Old 03-26-2011, 09:48 AM   #3
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Thanks for the help.
I have multiple Oki and other dot matrix devices. The key I believe is that they are all coming thru single or multi port printer servers / convesion boxes. I am coming off an old Solaris environment where they all work fine. Its just my lack of skills that is the problem! In Solaris, if I look at the etc/lp/printers file, none of these printers show up. That tells me they are not configured like a laser that is directly connected to the network.
How does RedHat know how to address the output to a printer on one of these multi port ps, when there is only 1 IP address?
How would you set one of these up?
 
Old 03-26-2011, 09:52 AM   #4
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mh, nowadays I would say most people use cups. Do you know if cups is installed and configured on the solaris system?

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Old 03-26-2011, 12:12 PM   #5
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I have no idea where to look!
Why, wouldn't the printers that work in Solaris (4.2) be listed under the printers in etc/lp/printers?
Ok, forget Solaris, in the Red Hat I have a OKIdata 321, connected to a single port Lantronix adaptor,
the QUE TYPE is NETWORKED CUPS(IPP),SERVER adresss,PATH=printers/queue1
the QUE OPTIONS = default settings
the PRINT DRIVER = ML321 which indicates omni-compiled
the DRIVERS OPTIONS = assume unknown data is text

The test page goes out but is never delivered.
 
Old 03-26-2011, 12:16 PM   #6
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Hello bp123,

if you're using cups, you can configure your printers via the webinterface in a browser at
Code:
http://localhost:631
I'd recommend to check the permissions. You'll have to specify the users who are allowed to print.
Can you print a testpage as root?

Markus
 
Old 04-01-2011, 01:22 PM   #7
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Hi,

Which Lantronix print server do you have?

On most Lantronix print servers you can print to a service (e.g. EPS_ABC123_TEXT) using lpr/lpd, or you can print directly to a TCP port, e.g. port 3001 for the first port on the server.

If you're still having problems please post a question here:
http://ltxfaq.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/l...nduser/ask.php

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