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Scott Dunkley
Regular Advisor

adding a network printer

I have a printer on the network that I can ping from the OS, but what next?

How do I add print queues in Tru-64?

sorry if its an easy question but I am from an HP-UX background.
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Venkatesh BL
Honored Contributor

Re: adding a network printer

I am sure there were many questions of this kind in the past. Try using the 'search' option of this forum.
Muthukumar_5
Honored Contributor

Re: adding a network printer

Use this:

http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=503112

P:S: Use Search above ;)

hth.
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Scott Dunkley
Regular Advisor

Re: adding a network printer

I did try searching and it kept coming up with HPUX or printer specific stuff, not what I was after.

I am still no clearer on what i should do.

I'll try searching again.

Can you just tell me if this is using a remote machine or not, i.e. do I need anything in the rm symbol or do I put loacl server name in there, rp is lp right?

if I set it up with these names then i need to use lpr?
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Mark Poeschl_2
Honored Contributor

Re: adding a network printer

Unfortunately, the answer to your question is very much printer specific. In order to even guess at what the /etc/printcap entry should look like you'll need to know:

- What type of printer is it
- What protocol(s) does is support
- What network ports does the printer use
- What data format(s) does the printer support

The /usr/sbin/printconfig utility will sort of walk you through the process and for the more common printer types will generally come up with a good answer, but it's not at all unusual to need to tweak things after running printconfig.
Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor

Re: adding a network printer

See man lprsetup(8) and printconfig(8).

The configuration depends of the protocol/server that supports the printer.
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Michael Schulte zur Sur
Honored Contributor

Re: adding a network printer

Hi,

if you run 5.1X, use sysman.

greetings,

Michael