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Bruno Vilardo
Regular Advisor

Printer instalation

Hello all,

I have tru64unix 4.0g and i need to install a printer.
The printer is already in the network.
I am using printconfig to add a printer.
what should i put when it prompts :
enter printer synonym:

Does anybody hava a step by step printer add ?

Thanks in advance

Bruno
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Michael Schulte zur Sur
Honored Contributor
Solution

Re: Printer instalation

Hi,

first of all, the synonym ist just another name for the same printer. If you do not access the printer with different names, then hit enter.

How did you connect the printer to the network? Via printserver?

Michael
Bruno Vilardo
Regular Advisor

Re: Printer instalation

HEy Michael .

yes i connected using printserver.

this is the available printers.

I want to use HP4000tn

DEClaser1100 (ln07) fx80 hpIIIP la424 lg12 ln17_a4
DEClaser1150 (ln07r) generic_ansi hpIIP la50 lg12plus ln17ps
DEClaser1152_I18N generic_ansi_a4 hpIV la600 lg14plus ln17ps_a4
DEClaser2100 (ln05) generic_text ibmpro la70 lg31 ln20
DEClaser2150 (ln05r) generic_text_a4 la100 la75 lgl04plus ln20_a4
DEClaser2200 (ln06) hp1120c la120 la84 lgl05plus ln40
DEClaser2250 (ln06r) hp1120c_a4 la210 la86 lgl08plus ln40_a4
DEClaser2300 (ln05ja) hp4000tn la280 la88 lgl09plus ln82r
DEClaser2400 (ln10ja) hp4000tn_a4 la30n la88c lj250 lnc02
DEClaser3200 (ln08) hp4mplus la30n_a4 la90 lj252 lnc02_a4
DEClaser3250 (ln08r) hp4mplus_a4 la30w lf01r ln03 nec290
DEClaser3500 (ln14) hp5simx la30w_a4 lg02 ln03ja ps_level1
DEClaser5100 (ln09) hp5simx_a4 la324 lg04plus ln03r ps_level2
DEClaser5100_I18N hp680c la380 lg05plus ln03s remote
cp382d hp680c_a4 la380cb lg06 ln15 unknown
dl510ka hp6l la380k lg08plus ln15_a4 wwpsof
ep1050+ hp6l_a4 la400 lg09plus ln17 xf
fx1050 hpIIID

Thanks in advance

Apreciate

Bruno
Bruno Vilardo
Regular Advisor

Re: Printer instalation

HI i am in the part where it says :

The names of the printcap symbols are:

what symbols should i use ?
rm=?
rp=?


thanks a lot

Bruno Vilardo
Michael Schulte zur Sur
Honored Contributor

Re: Printer instalation

Hi,

rm is the ip of remote host(print server).
rp is the port name on the print server

what printserver model are you using?

Michael
Bruno Vilardo
Regular Advisor

Re: Printer instalation

Hello Michael,

I think i got.

I edit /etc/hosts file and i add up the IP and HOST name for the printer.
Then i run printconfig and in the part where it ask the symbols.
i put RM= and RP=
After that it created a entry in PRINTCAP file.
But i think the problem is gone.
I am testing it today and i let you know.
Thanks a lot
Bruno
Bruno Vilardo
Regular Advisor

Re: Printer instalation

Hello All .

I still can´t print.
I checked all the configuration but i try to print ant file , but the printer doesnt print anything.
It tells me NO entries.

Any help ?

TIA

BRu
Michael Schulte zur Sur
Honored Contributor

Re: Printer instalation

Hi,

What printserver model do you have?
Please post printer definition from /etc/printcap and /etc/hosts

greetings,

Michael
Bruno Vilardo
Regular Advisor

Re: Printer instalation

Hi Michael

The printer server is the printer itself.

Here is the host file line i add:
10.251.21.194 KY54503B KYOCERA # Teste KYOCERA

And here is the Print cap file:

# POA - KYOCERA - TESTE
poafisc|lp17:\
:lf=/usr/adm/lp17err:\
:lp=:\
:rm=10.251.21.194:\
:rp=KY54503B:\
:sd=/usr/spool/lpd17:

Thanks very much.

Bruno
Michael Schulte zur Sur
Honored Contributor

Re: Printer instalation

Hi,

the name you added to /etc/hosts is used in
rm=KY54503B
The port name depends on your printserver.
Is the printer directly connected to the network or by means of a printserver and then a parallel cable?

I need to know the printserver model and the printer model.

thanks,

Michael
Bruno Vilardo
Regular Advisor

Re: Printer instalation

the name I added to /etc/hosts is used in
rm=KY54503B is there a problem ?

The printer model is a KYOCERA MITA.
How do i check the printserver model?

when i send any file to the print it says:
Job Number is: 24

after that i use the command lpc -P and it shows :

[dasscws1] /etc >2004: sending files to 10.251.21.194 to be printedRank Pri Ow
ner Job Files Total Size
1st 0 root 24 services 4409 bytes

no entries

Is this right ?

Thanks a lot
Bruno

Bruno Vilardo
Regular Advisor

Re: Printer instalation

KYOCERA MITA 3800
Michael Schulte zur Sur
Honored Contributor

Re: Printer instalation

Hi,

if you use the numeric ip address for rm then there is no need to add it too /etc/hosts. Clear?

So it seems you have a Kyocera 3800. I found no reference of a network card in this printer.

Please post the following outputs.
ping -c 1 KY54503B
lpc status KY54503B
telnet KY54503B

please try also to send a text file with ftp to the printer.

success,

Michael


Michael Schulte zur Sur
Honored Contributor

Re: Printer instalation

Hi,

before you try the other commands, try
lpr -PKY54503B /.profile

Michael
Bruno Vilardo
Regular Advisor

Re: Printer instalation

Hi ,

lpr -P KY54503B
lpr: KY54503B/.profile: unknown printer

ping -c 1 KY54503B

PING KY54503B (10.251.21.194): 56 data bytes
64 bytes from 10.251.21.194: icmp_seq=0 ttl=251 time=1401 ms


----KY54503B PING Statistics----
1 packets transmitted, 1 packets received, 0% packet loss
round-trip (ms) min/avg/max = 1401/1401/1401 ms

lpc status KY54503B
unknown printer KY54503B

telnet KY54503B

Trying 10.251.21.194...
Connected to KY54503B.
Escape character is '^]'.
IB-21E Ver 1.2.0 TELNET server.
Copyright (C) 2001-2002 KYOCERA CORPORATION
Copyright (C) 2001-2002 KYOCERA MITA CORPORATION
login:

thanks

Bruno
Michael Schulte zur Sur
Honored Contributor

Re: Printer instalation

Hi,

I got a little confused. This should have been:
lpr -Ppoafisc /.profile
lpc status poafisc

Have you tried to print with ftp?

Michael


Joris Denayer
Respected Contributor

Re: Printer instalation

Bruno,
I feel that you are mixing different things.
To print on the kyocera, you must give the command
lpr -P lp17 /.profile
or
lpr -P poafisc /.profile

lp17 or poafisc is the entry that you defined for your printer in /etc/printcap.

This printer can be reached by sending data to a printserver with IP address defined in the rm-variable (10.251.21.94 in your case)

Now, in fact the printserver module in your printer should be considered as a computer that runs also a lpd daemon. In this printserver, there are some printerqueues configured with specific names and functions. fi: a printerqueue that will be used to print raw data, another queue that can be used to di some CR/LF processing, etc... (typical queue-names might be raw, ascii,..)
These names are specific for different brands of printservers. Therefore, we must know what type of printserver is installed in your Kyocera printer.
In the documentation of your printserver module, you should be able to find back this information. If you have these queue names, you will be able to fill in the rp: value in /etc/printcap.

Hope that this makes it more clear

Joris

To err is human, but to really faul things up requires a computer
Bruno Vilardo
Regular Advisor

Re: Printer instalation

Alright guys i clearly understand now.
I known i need the documentation, but i don[t have it.
I called up the company that support this printer and they are coming tommorrow with the documentation.

But now i undestand what is missing ..

Guys sorry for given troubles.

Thanks a lot

Bruno
Bruno Vilardo
Regular Advisor

Re: Printer instalation

Hello guys,

Well today with the queue name we finally made the printer to work properly.

I want to say thanks again

I appreciate

Regards
Bruno
Michael Schulte zur Sur
Honored Contributor

Re: Printer instalation

Hi Bruno,

I am happy to hear, that it is working now.
What port name did you choose?

greetings,

Michael

ps.
I was looking into your profile and I couldn't help but notice, that your assignment ratio is below 10%.
Would you please read this
http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/helptips.do?#28
? It is a recommendation how to assign points.

thanks!
Bruno Vilardo
Regular Advisor

Re: Printer instalation

Oh man i am sorry for not having assing any points, but i am doing it now ...
I know you all had the great heart of helping me out using your time.
Appreciate a lot.


i use rp= lp1 , that[s what the printer support guys told me to do and it worked.

Regards

Bruno
Michael Schulte zur Sur
Honored Contributor

Re: Printer instalation

Wow,

thanks a lot Bruno. Please let me add, that I by no means wanted to offend you. I just was curious whether you fully understood the point system. That was the reason for my remark. ;-)

again, thanks a lot for this points/motivation boost and let me add that there are a variety of points. 10 Points is for really good answers. ;-) :-)
Michael Schulte zur Sur
Honored Contributor

Re: Printer instalation

Oops,

forgot to add,

zero points for this and the last please!

thanks

Michael
Bruno Vilardo
Regular Advisor

Re: Printer instalation

Yes man 10 points is good for you all .
I am not offend i just dint know that i had to assign every time but now i do my friend. because all the answers are helping me a lot .

Thanks again ..
Bruno