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By cvkirankumar ·
How to configure a new printer on a Comapq Digital Unix Server? This server is on Tru64.

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by schannachie In reply to Adding a printer

HI.

You can add a new printer manulay or with the tru64 administration script (this stands for IBM AIX smith, or linuxconf for red hat, or yast for suse distribution, admintools for Solaris, what ever).
You can see the related commands oflpr that is a standard bsd unix command (that is that all unix use this command). To checkout the related command use the man lpr and you will be able to set the printer spool and device at the command line.


Hope it works.

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by cvkirankumar In reply to Adding a printer

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by ghislain.levesque In reply to Adding a printer

Hi,

try running setup once log on as root, select custom and then printer configuration.

or

1- Define a new services in /etc/services.
service name **00/tcp
something like :
hpprinter **00/tcp

2- Use lprsetup to add the printer

enter the printer hostname
select the type of printer ( if it doesn't print correctly, try another one. You
will have to delete it first...)
when ask for lp... type this : @xxx/yyy
where xxx is the printer hostname and yyy thenew services name
exemple : @prthp4/hpprinter

When ask for symbol name type:
ct
and assign the value of:
tcp
type q to quit symbol entry
type y to setup the new printer

Hope this help !

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by asjwm2 In reply to Adding a printer

Try going to /etc/printcap. That is where most UNIX's parameters for printers are kept. I used a program called "magic filter" to automatically configure a printer. Get that one from google.com/linux. Often you can use different parameters in printcap with evident success, unless you have a fancy printer or plotter. You could probably yank and put a block of text, then make minor changes without using magic filter. good luck

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