Need printer driver for HP CP4525 on Solaris 10 SPARC


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Need printer driver for HP CP4525 on Solaris 10 SPARC

Hi Solaris 10 & possibly other Windows Gurus,

I am using hppi to setup IP based printers on Solaris 10 SPARC server but have always been having difficulty getting the exact driver for them. In this case it is for HP CP4525 series PCL6 so the only choice available was to choose the closest available driver which does the basic printing. In other word, it is not able to carry out specific commands to the printer such as addressing multiple trays (lp -d printer_queue -o tray1/upper...) properly. A workaround that also have mixed results is to setup a Windows XP/6.0 with Print Service for Unix but this setup with the following potential issues:
( i ) Windows printer queue would print to the wrong tray (possibly default on printer) despite having set to certain tray, yet a test print on the Windows side would print to the correct tray.
( ii ) Can no longer setup a Windows printer queue to be used to serve Unix printing even though I have had success on the same PC running Windows XP a while back
( iii ) Resourt to third-party software such as WRQ Reflection which came with Line Printer Daemon in their Reflection Server Manager from a very old version (7.5) does not always work either. Do I need to turn off Print Service for Unix before using WRQ Reflection Line Printer Daemon or not? I have tried with either or both installed yet only the existing printer queue CASHIERRCT/fin_carct would work.

Below aer the following error I am coming across after having created a remote printer queue on Solaris 10 SPARC server:
Code:
# uname -a                                                                      
SunOS venus 5.10 Generic_144488-12 sun4v sparc SUNW,SPARC-Enterprise-T5220
# lpadmin -p appr06tray2 -s remote_windows_host!appr06tray2
# add "appr06tray2 stream tcp nowait root /usr/lib/print/in.lpd in.lpd" to /etc/inet/inetd.conf                 
# added "APPR06TRAY2 stream tcp nowait root /usr/lib/print/in.lpd in.lpd" to /etc/inet/inetd.conf
# lpstat -lp appr06tray2                                                   
printer appr06tray2 disabled since 26 February 2014 11:19:05 PM. available.
 
        Invalid printer                                                         
        Remote Name: appr06tray2                                           
        Remote Server: remote_windows_host

Note that it returns "Invalid printer". On the other hand, the following printer queue setup a few years back would not have the issue:

Code:
# lpstat -lp fin_carct                                                     
printer fin_carct disabled since 26 February 2014 11:19:11 PM. available.  
        CASHIERRCT:                                                             
    No jobs queued                                                              
        Remote Name: fin_carct                                             
        Remote Server: remote_windows_host

What puzzles me is that the remote_windows_host was able to return the correct CASHIERRCT as the remote printer queue yet not recognise appr06tray2 as a valid printer.

It has been quite a few years since setting up remote printer queues using Windows services and may have missed some steps during setup.
Your advice to help ocate the correct printer driver on Solaris 10 SPARC server, or a workaround outside or a combination would be much appreciated.
Many thanks,
George
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Code:
lpstat -v appr06tray2

should return more information (from /etc/printers.conf that Solaris uses).
Remote host connection usually is done with the old lpd protocol that does not support full control like tray selection. (Can be implemented as different queues on print server, or on application level.)
Your entries in /etc/inetd.conf have no effect (and on Solaris 10 inetd.conf is replaced by inetadm command).
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How to Install New Model Script for HP printer driver on Solaris 10

Thanks MadeInGermany for your advice,

Unfortunately, lpstat -v does not work on my Solaris 10 SPARC version. It does not understand switch -v.

You are right that lpd doesn't support tray selection. As a result, I am looking for ways to update HP JetDirect Printer Installer for UNIX (vE.10.34) - Spooler Administration - Install New Model script, in the hope to find the correct matching printer driver HP LaserJet CP4525/2420dn.

Any advice on achieving this would be appreciated.

Thanks,

George
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