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Todd McDaniel_1
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printer queue hung

Hey,

I have a new printer that i have created and it seems to hang up. it isnt the first one that I have created but for some reason it wont print.

Here is the output I get.

==============================================
# lpstat
-3235 root priority 0 Aug 28 13:03 on
(standard input) 188 bytes

printer queue for

: waiting for queue to be enabled on xx.xx.xx.xx
===========================================


That last bit is what Im curious about. How to enable the queue???
Unix, the other white meat.
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Rick Garland
Honored Contributor

Re: printer queue hung

To enable the queue, 'enable

Also check it is accepting. If not, 'accept

Todd McDaniel_1
Honored Contributor

Re: printer queue hung

Both of those are already active.
Unix, the other white meat.
Rick Garland
Honored Contributor

Re: printer queue hung

But your message says "waiting to be enabled"?

Check the print log files
/var/adm/lp/log

Should see some indication in there.



Rick Garland
Honored Contributor

Re: printer queue hung

Is this a remote printer?
If so, check to see if the printer queue on the remote server is enabled.

MarkSyder
Honored Contributor

Re: printer queue hung

Is this a remote printer? (The reference to an ip address suggests it is.) If so, perhaps it needs to be enabled on the remote box rather than the local one.

Mark Syder (like the drink but spelt different)
The triumph of evil requires only that good men do nothing
Todd McDaniel_1
Honored Contributor

Re: printer queue hung

Yes, all printers are remote. I should note that this same printer is already being used by another host with no issues.

Is there a different print queue for each remotely attached server?
Unix, the other white meat.
Rick Garland
Honored Contributor

Re: printer queue hung

The answer to your question depends on how you configured it.

Are you using the same prt_name going to the same prt_queue on the same remote server?

What is different between this remote printer on hostA and the configuration of the remote printer on this host you are working on now?

Zinky
Honored Contributor

Re: printer queue hung

Todd,

Welcome back..

Where is your "remote printer" hosted and what is its OS? Is it hosted on a Windows (NT/2K/2003/Longhorn Beta) machine or another *NIX/Linux machine?

If on Windows:
Make sure the Windows admin has enabled UNIX Printing Services (aka LPD/LPR services) on the windows server it is hosted on.

If on a *NIX/Linux:
Make sure your HP-UX boxen is authorised to use (rlpdaemon) printing services on the "print server".

Hope this helps good sir.

NELSON@HopefullyTheSameShopThatUrWorking
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Zinky
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Re: printer queue hung

Or try recreating the queue if the print server hosting the printer is okay and can be used by other UNIX print clients..

Note however that this scheme is plagued with problems as we hav efound out. The best printing scheme is to always have UNIX print direct to the printer using the printer's native print/communications software as follows:

HPs -- JetDirect
QMS - CrownNet Software
Xerox - XPADMIN
LexMark - LexPrint Software

All these major printer vendors have a version fot HP-UX or any other *NIX and most Linux distros...

Hope this helps sir.

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