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Old 05-22-2013, 04:36 PM   #1
jfaye
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Printer problem making a Genicom 3860 work


We are moving from a Solaris 10 box to RHE 6.3. I cannot get a Genicom 3860 printer that works fine on Solaris to work on Linux. This is the command on the Solaris box to set the printer up:

lpadmin -p cr1 -v /dev/null -m netstandard -o dest=10.1.1.146:9100 -o protocol=tcp -o timeout=2

I do not see a model named netstandard on the Linux box. I am not using CUPS on the Solaris box. I have combed thru the net for 2 days looking for a solution. I really need help.

Thanks!
 
Old 05-24-2013, 10:33 AM   #2
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We are moving from a Solaris 10 box to RHE 6.3. I cannot get a Genicom 3860 printer that works fine on Solaris to work on Linux. This is the command on the Solaris box to set the printer up:

lpadmin -p cr1 -v /dev/null -m netstandard -o dest=10.1.1.146:9100 -o protocol=tcp -o timeout=2

I do not see a model named netstandard on the Linux box. I am not using CUPS on the Solaris box. I have combed thru the net for 2 days looking for a solution. I really need help.
Well, one of the obvious questions would be (since you're moving to RHEL), is why AREN'T you using CUPS? Have you tried that? If the CUPS service is up and running, and you just hit the server with your web browser (http://<ip address/host name>:631), you'll have a web page that may allow you to set up the printer in no time. Also, since you're using RHEL, you can call Red Hat support, since you're paying for it with your RHEL subscription.

That said...that appears to be a fairly old printer, since it's not even on the Genicom site any longer. The specs say it uses either the DEC LA210 or Epson FX language-standard, and running the "lpinfo -m" command (which is specified on the man page for lpadmin), will list you the models. Piping it into grep brings up (on my system at least)
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lpinfo -m | grep -i dec

gutenprint/5.2/C/stp-dec-1800.5.2.ppd.gz DEC 1800 - CUPS+Gutenprint v5.2.9
gutenprint/5.2/C/stp-dec-1800.5.2.sim.ppd.gz DEC 1800 - CUPS+Gutenprint v5.2.9 Simplified
OpenPrintingPPDs/ghostscript/DEC-1800.ljet3.ppd.gz DEC 1800 Foomatic/ljet3 (recommended)
OpenPrintingPPDs/ghostscript/DEC-DECwriter_110i.djet500.ppd.gz DEC DECwriter 110i Foomatic/djet500 (recommended)
OpenPrintingPPDs/ghostscript/DEC-DECWriter_500i.djet500.ppd.gz DEC DECWriter 500i Foomatic/djet500 (recommended)
OpenPrintingPPDs/ghostscript/DEC-DECwriter_520ic.cdj500.ppd.gz DEC DECwriter 520ic Foomatic/cdj500 (recommended)
OpenPrintingPPDs/ghostscript/DEC-LA50.la50.ppd.gz DEC LA50 Foomatic/la50 (recommended)
OpenPrintingPPDs/ghostscript/DEC-LA70.la70.ppd.gz DEC LA70 Foomatic/la70 (recommended)
OpenPrintingPPDs/ghostscript/DEC-LA75.la75.ppd.gz DEC LA75 Foomatic/la75 (recommended)
OpenPrintingPPDs/ghostscript/DEC-LA75_Plus.la75plus.ppd.gz DEC LA75 Plus Foomatic/la75plus (recommended)
OpenPrintingPPDs/ghostscript/DEC-LJ250.declj250.ppd.gz DEC LJ250 Foomatic/declj250 (recommended)
OpenPrintingPPDs/ghostscript/DEC-LJ250.lj250.ppd.gz DEC LJ250 Foomatic/lj250
OpenPrintingPPDs/ghostscript/DEC-LN03.ln03.ppd.gz DEC LN03 Foomatic/ln03 (recommended)
OpenPrintingPPDs/postscript/DEC-LN07.Postscript.ppd.gz DEC LN07 Foomatic/Postscript (recommended)
gutenprint/5.2/C/stp-dec-ln17.5.2.ppd.gz DEC LN17 - CUPS+Gutenprint v5.2.9
gutenprint/5.2/C/stp-dec-ln17.5.2.sim.ppd.gz DEC LN17 - CUPS+Gutenprint v5.2.9 Simplified
OpenPrintingPPDs/hpijs/DEC-LN17.hpijs-pcl5e.ppd.gz DEC LN17 Foomatic/hpijs-pcl5e (recommended)
OpenPrintingPPDs/ghostscript/DEC-LN17.lj4dith.ppd.gz DEC LN17 Foomatic/lj4dith
OpenPrintingPPDs/ghostscript/DEC-LN17.ljet4.ppd.gz DEC LN17 Foomatic/ljet4
...and Epson...
Code:
OpenPrintingPPDs/ghostscript/Fujitsu-1200.epsonc.ppd.gz Fujitsu 1200 Foomatic/epsonc (recommended)
OpenPrintingPPDs/ghostscript/Fujitsu-2400.epsonc.ppd.gz Fujitsu 2400 Foomatic/epsonc (recommended)
OpenPrintingPPDs/ghostscript/Fujitsu-3400.epsonc.ppd.gz Fujitsu 3400 Foomatic/epsonc (recommended)
OpenPrintingPPDs/ghostscript/Generic-ESC_P_Dot_Matrix_Printer.epson.ppd.gz Generic ESC/P Dot Matrix Printer Foomatic/epson (recommended)
OpenPrintingPPDs/ghostscript/Generic-ESC_P_Dot_Matrix_Printer.epsonc.ppd.gz Generic ESC/P Dot Matrix Printer Foomatic/epsonc
OpenPrintingPPDs/ghostscript/NEC-PinWriter_P6.epsonc.ppd.gz NEC PinWriter P6 Foomatic/epsonc
OpenPrintingPPDs/ghostscript/NEC-PinWriter_P6_plus.epsonc.ppd.gz NEC PinWriter P6 plus Foomatic/epsonc
OpenPrintingPPDs/ghostscript/Oki-ML_380.epson.ppd.gz Oki ML 380 Foomatic/epson (recommended)
OpenPrintingPPDs/ghostscript/Panasonic-KX-P1123.epson.ppd.gz Panasonic KX-P1123 Foomatic/epson (recommended)
OpenPrintingPPDs/ghostscript/Panasonic-KX-P1124.epson.ppd.gz Panasonic KX-P1124 Foomatic/epson (recommended)
OpenPrintingPPDs/ghostscript/Panasonic-KX-P1624.epson.ppd.gz Panasonic KX-P1624 Foomatic/epson (recommended)
OpenPrintingPPDs/ghostscript/Panasonic-KX-P2023.epson.ppd.gz Panasonic KX-P2023 Foomatic/epson (recommended)
OpenPrintingPPDs/ghostscript/Panasonic-KX-P2123.epson.ppd.gz Panasonic KX-P2123 Foomatic/epson (recommended)
OpenPrintingPPDs/ghostscript/Panasonic-KX-P2135.epsonc.ppd.gz Panasonic KX-P2135 Foomatic/epsonc (recommended)
OpenPrintingPPDs/ghostscript/Star-LC_90.epson.ppd.gz Star LC 90 Foomatic/epson (recommended)
OpenPrintingPPDs/ghostscript/Star-LC24-200.epson.ppd.gz Star LC24-200 Foomatic/epson
OpenPrintingPPDs/ghostscript/Star-LC24-200.epsonc.ppd.gz Star LC24-200 Foomatic/epsonc (recommended)
OpenPrintingPPDs/ghostscript/Star-NL-10.epson.ppd.gz Star NL-10 Foomatic/epson (recommended)
Check on your system. Without knowing the exact specs of the printer, it's hard to recommend a driver. Your best bet would be to contact Red Hat and/or Genicom for their recommendation. Or, you could research some of the printer models listed here to find one that's close, and try it's driver.
 
Old 05-24-2013, 02:50 PM   #3
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Thanks bunches TBOne for the reply. We ARE using CUPS on the RH box, just not on the Solaris box. I don't care so much about the Solaris box because it works there and we are moving away from it. I kept trying and trying different printer models that were listed and finally found one that works. Seems I was way over thinking what I need to use. Turns out the Generic text-only printer did the trick. I feel like a stupie!

I really appreciate this forum and your time!!!

jfaye
 
Old 05-24-2013, 04:15 PM   #4
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Thanks bunches TBOne for the reply. We ARE using CUPS on the RH box, just not on the Solaris box. I don't care so much about the Solaris box because it works there and we are moving away from it. I kept trying and trying different printer models that were listed and finally found one that works. Seems I was way over thinking what I need to use. Turns out the Generic text-only printer did the trick. I feel like a stupie!

I really appreciate this forum and your time!!!

jfaye
No problem, and glad it helped. Those old legacy printers are a bear to get working sometimes.
 
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