Jimbo wrote:You don't need Jetadmin at all.> Hello,
> I need to print to a HP LaserJet printer with a JetDirect card in it, from a
> UNIX server running DRS/NX v7.11.2 SPARC (DRS/NX is derived from SVR 4.2).
> 1) I'm told I need a piece of software called JetAdmim that, when executed
> from the UNIX server, sets up the printer. I'm struggling to get hold of
> this software. Does anyone have a copy of it, or know where I can obtain
> one? BTW, HP don't supply if for DRS/NX anymore!
You still don't need JetADmin.> 2) Do I have to use JetAdmin? How would I do this manually i.e. from the
> command line?
It sure is, I think I threw out some manuals for that last year. Not> This is an old O/S and support is limited.
that I ever used it.
Until a real DRS/NX export responds, the following generic stuff may help.> Can anyone give me a lift with this one.
DRS/NX may support the traditional LPR/LPD printing system. This works
with HP Jetdirects.
Use this command to see if DRS/NX has LPD support
Usually the printer configuration file is in /etc/printcap. See if this
file exists. If it does you can manually add a new entry. See man
printcap for the syntax.
It's something like ...
rm is the IP-address or hostname (or DNS hostname) of the printer. rp is
the internal queue name inside the JetDirect. Most (all?) JetDirects
support the "Auto" queue by default but these can be altered (try
telnetting to the Jetdirect or using its web interface if its a recent
If the file exists and contains working examples, probably the easist
way is to add a similar entry, you'll need to create the spool directory
with proper permissions.
The method recommended by Unix gurus for printing to HP Jetdirect is to
use a utility called netcat, this just transmits the files to TCP port
9100 at the JetDirect. Google for netcat and DRS/NX. You can compile it
from source if you have a compiler (though it may need some tweaking for