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Unix PS Printing to NT Server Queues

By Curious_George ·
Server OS: NT4 or W2K
Print Driver: HP CLJ4500DN Postscript
Server Name: PS1
Queue Name: PS-Trans
Tray 1: Manual Feed (disabled in driver config)
Tray 2: Transparencies
Tray 3: Letter (disabled in driver config)

Document Default settings inprint queue all point to Tray 2(transparencies), so do all device driver settings. Tray 1 & 3 medias are disabled.

Trying to get Unix clients to use a MS-based server for printing transparencies. They create a remote print queue on their Unix workstation, pointing to Server: PS1 Printer: PS-Trans.

ASCII print jobs come out on transparency media, like they should, but PostScript print jobs come out on plain paper from Tray 3! It appears that the PS file passes through the queue to the default tray on the printer not to the tray selected by the driver. Changing the default tray on the printer itself is not an option.

All NT clients printing to that queue generate Transparencies by default.

Any ideas how to get Unix PS print jobsto come out on transparency media in Tray 2 using the NT server queue?

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by Stillatit In reply to Unix PS Printing to NT Se ...

This will vary according to your flavor of unix.

There are two logical places to look:

1. Find where the Postscript print code is being generated. That program may be putting a tray select into the PostScript code (or may be able to put a trayselect into the code).

2. When the file is being piped out through lp or lpr or whatever, a driver is called and options can be invoked. /etc/qconfig (on AIX systems your location will vary) allows some options. When you track down the actual drivers, there may be additional places for options.

Good luck.

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by Curious_George In reply to Unix PS Printing to NT Se ...

I'm sorry I have still not found an acceptable solution to the problem, the project has been abandonded due to technical merits. Though many answers were intelligent and helpful(while others should have remained silent because they obviously can notread), none solved the problem, therefore I simply can not award my points. Thank you for your contribution though.

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by Bhrdwh In reply to Unix PS Printing to NT Se ...

Hi,
Find where the Postscript print code is being generated. That program may be putting a tray select into the PostScript code (or may be able to put a tray select into the code).
When the file is being piped out through lp or lpr or whatever, a driver is called and options can be invoked. /etc/qconfig (on AIX systems your location will vary) allows some options. When you track down the actual drivers, there may be additional places for options.
akash

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by Curious_George In reply to Unix PS Printing to NT Se ...

I'm sorry I have still not found an acceptable solution to the problem, the project has been abandonded due to technical merits. Though many answers were intelligent and helpful(while others should have remained silent because they obviously can notread), none solved the problem, therefore I simply can not award my points. Thank you for your contribution though.

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by mshavrov In reply to Unix PS Printing to NT Se ...

Sorry, Isn't it look like Akashdeep stoles previous answer?

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by Curious_George In reply to Unix PS Printing to NT Se ...

I'm sorry I have still not found an acceptable solution to the problem, the project has been abandonded due to technical merits. Though many answers were intelligent and helpful(while others should have remained silent because they obviously can notread), none solved the problem, therefore I simply can not award my points. Thank you for your contribution though.

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by WearsManyHats In reply to Unix PS Printing to NT Se ...

I'm assuming that the printer is not networked with a JetDirect card or for some reason you can't print directly from the Unix clients to the HP printer. Otherwise, using lpr to print directly to a networked printer should work for postscript documents if the printer can handle postscript. As to using lpr to select a specific printer tray, perhaps the lpr service on the printer itself can be configured to a specific paper tray, depending on your printer model, I've never looked into that myself.

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by Curious_George In reply to Unix PS Printing to NT Se ...

I'm sorry I have still not found an acceptable solution to the problem, the project has been abandonded due to technical merits. Though many answers were intelligent and helpful(while others should have remained silent because they obviously can notread), none solved the problem, therefore I simply can not award my points. Thank you for your contribution though.

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by maz1980 In reply to Unix PS Printing to NT Se ...

Microsoft has included TCP/IP printing service on NT 4.0. To install it, go to Network Properties>Service on control panel then click "Add". On the UNIX client, set the lpr to the NT IP address and printer name. Read the manual of lpr to get more options.

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by Curious_George In reply to Unix PS Printing to NT Se ...

I'm sorry I have still not found an acceptable solution to the problem, the project has been abandonded due to technical merits. Though many answers were intelligent and helpful(while others should have remained silent because they obviously can notread), none solved the problem, therefore I simply can not award my points. Thank you for your contribution though.

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