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Old 01-06-2006
Add printer with IP address with lpadmin

Hi all,
I'm tryin' to add a network printer with lpadmin (I don't have access to admintool) to a Solarisbox but I don't exactly know where to use the IP address.
The thing is that this printer exists already with another printQ but I don't see any printerserver declared with lpsystem -l although the existing one seems to be controlled that way since lpstat -t shows me a system name.
Smilie
So ...
Any hints?

Tnx in advance!
# 2  
Old 01-06-2006
Take a look at Solaris printer installation - it should help.
# 3  
Old 01-07-2006
Network printer

Quote:
Originally Posted by nulnul7
Hi all,
I'm tryin' to add a network printer with lpadmin (I don't have access to admintool) to a Solarisbox but I don't exactly know where to use the IP address.
The thing is that this printer exists already with another printQ but I don't see any printerserver declared with lpsystem -l although the existing one seems to be controlled that way since lpstat -t shows me a system name.
Smilie
So ...
Any hints?

Tnx in advance!
Hi,

Nulnul7,

actually u need to confirm if the printer is confogured on an ip address directly or via an printserver.

If it is a direct printer assigned to an ip address first try to ping that ip address, if ur able to ping that ip address then add it to system by
lpsystem -t bsd Psname (Psname : Print server name or the name
mapped to the ip address in /etc/hosts)
After that ckeck its status by

lpsystem -l
then shut the print scheduler bu lpshut or /usr/lib/lpshut
Then add the printer to the system by

lpadmin -p Printer name -s Psname !Port No ( if using print server )

OR

lpadmin -p printer name -s ipaddress
then enable the print scheduler /usr/lib/lpsched
then enable and accept the printer by

enable printername
accept printername

This should solve your problem.

Thanks,
Tausif Siddiqui
# 4  
Old 01-09-2006
Hi again and thanks for your help.

Ok, maybe I should have done some more searching before posting but unfortunately, we're always in lack of time.

Well, I don't know really why (the printer seems to be considered as remote) but it works fine now, Tausif. The day I will retire, I'll have a look on the logic behind this all ... Smilie

Thank you all!

Peter Smilie
 

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