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Setting up a network printer via SAM

Keith Fuller_1
Occasional Contributor

Setting up a network printer via SAM

HI all

I am new to system admin and have been set a task of creating a network printer.

After reading tons of webpages and books on the matter, i tried to setup the printer using the lp spooler option within SAM.

The details i entered are as follows.

name : called it prtmis02 (Company naming way)
type : remote
remote system : printers ip address
remote printer name : printers ip address
remote cancel model : as default
remote status model : as default
the rest was as default

please can anyone tell me if there is anything else i need to do as i still cant get anything to print.
Thanks in advance for the help
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Steve Steel
Honored Contributor

Re: Setting up a network printer via SAM

Hi


That should work but can you print to it.

lp -dprtmis02 /etc/hosts

What does lpstat -t show.


What type of printer is it.

With what type of card is it connected to the network.

Remember this is a BSD remote printer script
and the options are limited.

see /etc/lp/interface/prtmis02

Steve Steel
If you want truly to understand something, try to change it. (Kurt Lewin)
Andreas D. Skjervold
Honored Contributor

Re: Setting up a network printer via SAM

Hi

Ensure the spooler is running.
Printers and Plotters | Actions | Start print spooler

and I've also sometimes had to check the "Remote Printer is on BSD system" box on some network printers.

rgds
Andreas
Only by ignoring what everyone think is important, can you be aware of what everyone ignores!
James R. Ferguson
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Setting up a network printer via SAM

Hi Keith:

A "network" and a "remote" printer are different. A 'network' printer has a controller that enable a direct network connection. A 'remote' printer is connected to another computer which provides the network connectivity. Remote printers are commonly used with LPD/LPR (Line Printer Daemon/Line Printer Remote) setups.

If you are using a 'remote' setup then:

remote system => the DNS name or IPAddress of the computer device

remote printer name => the printer queue on the remote system (e.g. lpt1)

You should generally toggle the printer as a BSD device. The remote cancel and status models should be left as their default values.

Regards!

...JRF...
Keith Fuller_1
Occasional Contributor

Re: Setting up a network printer via SAM

Hi

As far as i know, the printer is connected directly to the network. when i try to install a network printer it says:

The HP JetDirect printer software is not installed on your system
(neither the command "/opt/hpnp/admin/jetadmin" nor the command
"/usr/lib/hpnp/admin/hpnpcfg" exist). Therefore, it is not possible
to add a printer that is connected to an HP JetDirect interface.

Can anyone tell me what this software does as ive not heard of it before.

Regards

Keith Fuller
Thanks in advance for the help
Steve Steel
Honored Contributor

Re: Setting up a network printer via SAM

Hi

Go To

http://www.hp.com/cposupport/networking/support_doc/bpj06765.html#P1_54

Download

HP Jetdirect Printer Installer


Simple network printer installation software. Creates queues, configures the HP Jetdirect, configures BootP, provides diagnostic functions


This option allows you to use the full power of the printer options.Is free menu driven and easy to use

Steve steel
If you want truly to understand something, try to change it. (Kurt Lewin)
Keith Fuller_1
Occasional Contributor

Re: Setting up a network printer via SAM

Hi

Do you need any specific hardware to run this jet direct thingy.

regards

Keith
Thanks in advance for the help
Printaporn_1
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Setting up a network printer via SAM

Hi,

In HP-UX only network printer known in sam is Printer that connect with jetdirect.
Other printer even it has IP and connect to network , you have to config with remote printer in SAM.
Now most of network printer in real world support BSD that is remote in hp-ux view.for your configuration :

remote system : printers ip address
remote printer name : printers ip address
remote cancel model : as default
remote status model : as default

what should be wrong is just
remote printer name : printers ip address

you need to find out from the printer manual
what is the port that the printer call it printer , may be LTP1 ????

HTH


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Manuel G
Frequent Advisor

Re: Setting up a network printer via SAM

Hi:

We have configured different network printers in a system using several methods depending on the kind of printer to configure:

- ddfa service: old matrix printers attached to a DECServer or similar device.

- Jet Admin: printers networked by "JetAdmin compatible card".

- SAM: printers networked by NON - "JetAdmin compatible card".

I attached a document where you can find detailed explnation for each method. It??s written in Spanish but several images helps to undestand it.

Hope it helps.