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HP-UX 10.20 Printer Setup

Bill Ogle
Occasional Contributor

HP-UX 10.20 Printer Setup

I need to install a Panasonic KX-P1595 Line Printer on my UNIX server running 10.20 and have no clue even where to start. It is hooked up using a JetDirect 300x. What steps do i need to take to install this device so my users can print to it?

Bill Ogle
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Andreas Voss
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Re: HP-UX 10.20 Printer Setup


a similar problem was discussed in the past:,1150,0x265ac5ea0230d411ade80090279cd0f9,00.html

If you have not yet Jetadmin you can get it here:


Marcel Boon
Trusted Contributor

Re: HP-UX 10.20 Printer Setup

Hi Bill,

Try 'Jetadmin' software, it is a good Tool for your problems.
You can find it on:

See the man pages
Honored Contributor

Re: HP-UX 10.20 Printer Setup

Install the jetadmin software revision D.06.21. Using the hardware address of the jetdirect, assign an IP addres to the jetdirect card. The printer should use a dumbplot_printer interface option.
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Tim Malnati
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Re: HP-UX 10.20 Printer Setup

You need JetAdmin to talk to the JetDirect card. Download the latest and greatest from Don't use the version that comes on the HPUX application cdroms where it is ancient. After you have JetAdmin working your next problem is to determine the driver interface that the printer can handle. HP supports only of its own printers directly, so you will not find your Panasonic listed. The dumb models will handle anything but will offer no enhanced capabilities. If your printer can handle PCL command, selecting the Laserjet III is a relatively safe option that will handle most any PCL printer. Laserjet 4M is a good model to choose for Postscript. If your printer can't handle either of these, your application will need to provide the escape sequences required to handle any printer options (fonts, margins, etc).