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Old 08-19-2009
unix system v release 3.2 (sco-unix?)

another unix printing issue.

our client based pc's used to print some form's to our hp printer. as of the moment they can not print.

i have checked & did the ff:
#lpstat -r (scheduler is running)

i dunno if i need to restart the whole unix box via shutdown or just checking at lpadmin

last resort of mine is to do a reboot of the system....then see if it works.

welcome any inputs/suggestions from everyone. thanks.Smilie
# 2  
Old 08-20-2009
Sometime you get issues because of an unkown reason (to me) more than one scheduler might be running:
do a ps to check, another way would be to use lpshut and check if you have a scheduler STILL running (bad...) try again with lpshut but most probably you would have to kill the process....
After start the scheduler again with lpsched, check the activity of the process in its log file (/var/adm/lp/log?)

Good luck
# 3  
Old 08-20-2009
I tried running lpshut as root......all I got was this:

# su root
# pwd
/
# lpshut
lpshut: not found
#

any tips? Thanks again.
# 4  
Old 08-20-2009
have you tried the man pages for lpsched, lpadmin? Im sure there is a command but ist long ago...
# 5  
Old 08-20-2009
Man pages are responding with some examples of the commands lpsched & lpadmin...but when I try to do it....saying not found??
# 6  
Old 08-20-2009
There should be an lpshut somewhere on the system. Usually at /usr/lib/lpshut if I remember correctly. Is there a man page for lpshut?
# 7  
Old 08-20-2009
yes there is....see partial screenshot



lpsched(ADM) 4 December 1992 lpsched(ADM)

Name

lpsched, lpshut - start/stop the print service

Syntax

/usr/lib/lpsched [-d] [-f int] [-n int] [-r int] [-s]

/usr/lib/lpshut

Description

lpsched starts the LP print service; this can be done only by root or lp.

lpsched takes the following options:

-d Debug mode; this flag tells lpsched to log all messages between
lp and lpsched, all requests submitted, and all commands executed
by lpsched. The log files written to are messages, requests, and
exec in the /usr/spool/lp/logs directory.
:

also tried to run it on its full path...see below:

# pwd
/usr/lib
# ls -lt *lps*
---x--s--- 1 root lp 192646 Dec 29 1999 lpsched
---x--s--x 1 bin lp 26706 Mar 15 1993 lpshut
# lpshut
lpshut: not found
#

---------- Post updated at 10:34 AM ---------- Previous update was at 10:27 AM ----------

my bad......i think i now know where I went wrong......

looking at the full path......it's a script. ran it this way.

# cd /usr/lib
# ./lpshut
Print services stopped.
# ./lpsched
Print services started.

---------- Post updated at 10:45 AM ---------- Previous update was at 10:34 AM ----------

i have already did a lpshut & a lpsched.....still won't print to the HP laserjet?? am stuck...any more tips??
 

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