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Old 10-03-2009
[Solved] Problem creating print queue HP-UX -to- HP4100N

Hi all, I am new to HP-UX, using SAM I cannot make a print queue on my test server. From my test & live server as the user required and as root I can ping my printer. I have tried to clone the test print queue using the exact same options use on my live system that prints just fine. Can anyone give me some pointers? TIA -KJ Smilie

PS if it matters I am using: HP-UX B.11.23 U ia64
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Old 10-03-2009
What error messages do you see in the log files (/var/sam/log/samlog, /var/log/messages and / var/adm/syslog/syslog.log for HP-UX I think)?
If you are printing to the network printing using LPD then you should be able to connect to the printer using telnet to port 515, if this works from one server and not the other then perhaps one has a firewall on it blocking port 515.
A failed connection would show a message something like:
Code:
telnet: Unable to connect to remote host: Connection refused"

A successful connection will get a message like:
[
Code:
Connected to printeraddress
Escape character is '^]'.

As it says hit the <ctrl> and <]> keys together to exit from a successful telnet connection.

Last edited by TonyFullerMalv; 10-03-2009 at 07:00 PM.. Reason: Added location of SAM log.
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Old 10-07-2009
If you are using HP JetDirect to drive the printer, check that both servers have the package installed.

Code:
swlist | grep -i "jet"

We use "addqueue" not SAM to create print queues. The printers still become visible in SAM.
We have had an issue with HP4100 printers and the JetDirect "addqueue" command. The printer identity is not recognised.

If the 4100 printer is not listed in:

Code:
addqueue -l

force the printer in "addqueue" as a HP LaserJet 4050 (-i267).
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Old 03-16-2010
It has been forever since I checked back on this question.
It looks like no jet software is installed on my server.
swlist | grep -i "jet"
..and the command "addqueue -l" is not available. or should I say "addqueue". I will look into this command next.
-KJ

Last edited by KmJohnson; 09-11-2010 at 11:48 AM..
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Old 03-17-2010
or do you have an /opt/hpnpl directory?

This is the software you need to install if missing:
HP JD Printer Installer for HP-UX 11.x- HP JetDirect Printer Installer for UNIX - HP Business Support Center

You can either use addqueue as suggested by methyl or configure through SAM (choosing network not remote...) port 9100 should also be open...
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Old 09-10-2010
Hey thanks for the help on this...
I was able to create a new queue with “addqueue” just fine.
By the way sorry for the long delay, I was put on another project for quite some time before I could get back to this.
So I made the queue and am seeing something I have never seen before in the results. I have PJL embedded printing commands coming out. I set up my queue with PCL only. Has anyone seen/heard of this and know where I might look to stop it?
Example:
?%-12345X@PJL USTATUS PAGE = OFF
@PJL USTATUS PAGE=ON
@PJL JOB NAME = "User: dXXXXXXX; Job: check-240" START = 1 @PJL SET COPIES = 1 @PJL ENTER LANGUAGE=PCL ?&s1C?&k2G?(s16.66H?&l8D?&a3L

{file/report body}

?E?E?%-12345X@PJL
@PJL RESET
@PJL EOJ NAME = "User: dXXXXXXX; Job: checks-240"
?%-12345X

I have looked at my source programming code in my ERP system and it does not have any JPL strings in it. I have tried using different reports and they also have the embeded JPL in my final reports. The original report is for my corperate "checks" and it cannot have these extra commands. TIA. -KJ Smilie

Last edited by KmJohnson; 09-11-2010 at 11:51 AM..
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Old 09-13-2010
Needs a manual edit of the model file.

Code:
See
/etc/lp/interface/model.orig/<printername>

Change the line
BANNER="yes"
to
BANNER=""

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