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Old 01-10-2005, 03:21 PM   #1
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Want to hook up a HP deskjet to AIX box


Is it possible to hook up a deskjet printer to a AIX box so I can use it as a print server for my Windows Network?




Possibly a stupid question, I'm not sure.


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Old 01-10-2005, 04:50 PM   #2
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Cool

Yes, it's possible.
It's easy to connect your HP printer to the AIX box and configure the print queue.

In order to print form a PC, you only need a printer sharing software.
I saw lots of people printing from PC on printer queues managed by AIX boxes.
PC-NFS on the PC's does it.
Open-Team in the AIX box also does it, but you have to buy OpenTeam.
I think that also Samba provides AIX printer sharing from the PC's, have a look at the Samba documentation. Maybe somewhere like here : http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...samba+printing
 
Old 01-10-2005, 05:01 PM   #3
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I imaging I can stumble through creating a queue, not that I have ever done it before, but whats involved in obtaining drivers?
 
Old 01-11-2005, 10:38 AM   #4
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I'm pretty sure that all the drivers and extra needed pieces of software are included in the first AIX CD-ROM, don't even worry about that.
You simply do like folows. You type
smitty printer
choose "Add a printer"
choose "new printer" (or "add a new printer", I don't remember whichever).
if necessary, accept "you don't have the software, do you want to accept it"
insert AIX CD-ROM 1 when promptet
choose your printer from the list (I'm pretty sure all HP printers are included).

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Old 01-11-2005, 03:45 PM   #5
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Ok i think i can install the Deskjet now, but how easy is it to make it a network printer.



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Old 01-11-2005, 04:25 PM   #6
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Just read the samba manuals, or read the "samba" and "printer" posts on the "pure linux" part of the present forum...
 
  


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