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Multiple copis are not printed in remote printer

Jeongbae Min
Advisor

Multiple copis are not printed in remote printer

Hello,

I need to define printer as a remote priner because it is our policy. one of problem is that we send data to printer multiple copy command from SAP system but it only print one copy of page.

Is it the limitation of remote printer configuration? or we have any other work around option to multiple copy printing.

Please help me.

Thank you in advance.

Jeongbae
4 REPLIES
Bill Hassell
Honored Contributor

Re: Multiple copis are not printed in remote printer

Remote printers are particularly primitive so none of the classic -o options (like -olandscape) do anything and there is no -n copy count. You'll have to configure SAP to not use the -n option and repeat the lp command to make more copies.

If the printer(s) is an HP printer, you can change the interface to use an HP JetDirect card or adapter and then print directly to the printer with all options available.


Bill Hassell, sysadmin
Jeongbae Min
Advisor

Re: Multiple copis are not printed in remote printer

Hello Bill,

We have HP LaserJet 4250N printer then what we can change in our local printer setting?

In Unix side, We have very limited to change the configuration.

Please help us.

thanks,

Jeongbae
Bill Hassell
Honored Contributor

Re: Multiple copis are not printed in remote printer

> We have HP LaserJet 4250N printer then what we can change in our local printer setting?

If the printer already has a network connection, there is nothing to change in the printer.

> In Unix side, We have very limited to change the configuration.

When the printer is connected to the network, you'll need to verify that hppi software is installed:

swlist -l product HPNPL

If not found, download and install the hppi product:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=18922&prodTypeId=18964&prodSeriesId=27349&swLang=8&taskId=135&swEnvOID=7

Use swinstall to install the hppi product. Then download the Laserjet 4250 printer script:

http://www.hp.com/pond/modelscripts/net_lj4250.sh.Z

Then uncompress the file and run it. That will install the script.

To configure the printer in HP-UX, use this command:

addqueue -h 1.2.3.4 -q mylj4250 -b off -r off -t off

Then print a test page with 2 copies:

lp -dmylj4250 -n2 /etc/copyright


Bill Hassell, sysadmin
Jeongbae Min
Advisor

Re: Multiple copis are not printed in remote printer

HI Bill,

The problem was resolved from SAP side.

Thank you for your input.

Jeongbae