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Old 01-29-2003, 03:43 PM   #1
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Network Printer on Solaris 8


Is there a way to setup a network printer on Solaris. I cannot find a way to input the IP address for the printer. I can do it with Linux but is it possible with Solaris? I am using Solaris 8. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
 
Old 01-29-2003, 06:26 PM   #2
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I suck at setting up printers so forgive me if this doesn't work or is wrong.. but here goes:

You can usually add a network printer with the printmgr program that comes with Solaris 8.

Usually located at /usr/sadm/admin/bin/printmgr to start it unless that is already in your path. You have to be root to start if of course.

From there you should be able to select Printer > New Network Printer

That should bring up the window to add all the settings for your network printer.
Also before you do this, you'll need to make sure you have the printer name and IP address in your /etc/inet/hosts file and also add it in your /etc/hosts file.

I think in that window you'll see Printer Name which is just the name of the printer you specified in /etc/hosts and Destination which is the actual network name and or IP address.

Hope this helps, if it does, I'll be suprised myself cause I'm going on memory here from my Solaris Class, cause I have yet to setup a printer myself on Solaris... hehe
 
Old 01-29-2003, 07:13 PM   #3
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Thanks, I'll try this tomorrow and post the results
 
Old 01-29-2003, 07:51 PM   #4
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Check the man page for lpadmin for complete details, but the simplest method is something like:
lpadmin -p printername -s printer_ip!queue

For example:
lpadmin -p default -s 192.168.2.2!lp
 
Old 01-30-2003, 05:03 PM   #5
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Thanks for all the help but I still have an issue. I tried your suggestion first trickykid and I can print but there is another issue.
When I click print I get a dialogue box with the following:
request id is laserjet-bb-2 (standard input)
When I click okay the pages are printed but with 3 pages before the actual print job. The information on the 3 pages is as follows:
Page 1:
User: root
Host: hostname
Class: hostname
Job: print job number

Page 2:
########## User: root@hostname
##### Title: print job number
##### Date: Thu 14:49 jan 30, 2003
##### Job: laserjet-bb-jobnumber
#####

Page 3:
Same as Page 1

Any suggestions??
 
Old 02-06-2003, 03:46 PM   #6
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Look in /etc/lp/printers for your printer name. Change the banner to nobanner in the script.
 
Old 02-07-2003, 03:07 PM   #7
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Hi Stickman
I went to /etc/lp/printers and changed the configuration file from Banner: optional to Banner: nobanner but I am still getting the three pages before the actual print out.
 
Old 08-25-2015, 06:06 PM   #8
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FIX

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Is there a way to setup a network printer on Solaris. I cannot find a way to input the IP address for the printer. I can do it with Linux but is it possible with Solaris? I am using Solaris 8. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Use this link.
https://wpollock.com/AUnix1/SolarisPrintSetup.htm

Also, specify host name and ipaddress in /etc/hosts x.x.x.x server name

You can check the config file in /etc/printer.conf to see if its there

If you run into any issues check the log file, if there is an issue with cannot find a file. Create an s link.

ln -s /var/spool/lp/tmp/<servername> /var/spool/lp/temp
 
Old 08-26-2015, 03:00 AM   #9
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Welcome to LQ!

You are answering a 12 years old post. I hope Pimple had the issue fixed in the meantime ...
 
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My post is actually to help anyone that had an issue, not really geared towards one person.
 
  


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