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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! 2) Do I have to use JetAdmin? How would I do this manually i.e. from the command line? ...

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    Default JetDirect printing from DRS/NX (SVR4.2)

    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!

    2) Do I have to use JetAdmin? How would I do this manually i.e. from the
    command line?

    This is an old O/S and support is limited. Can anyone give me a lift with
    this one.


    Thanks,

    James.


    Jimbo Guest

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    Default Re: JetDirect printing from DRS/NX (SVR4.2)

    Jimbo wrote:
    > 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 don't need Jetadmin at all.

    > 2) Do I have to use JetAdmin? How would I do this manually i.e. from the
    > command line?
    You still don't need JetADmin.
    > This is an old O/S and support is limited.
    It sure is, I think I threw out some manuals for that last year. Not
    that I ever used it.

    > Can anyone give me a lift with this one.
    Until a real DRS/NX export responds, the following generic stuff may help.

    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
    man lpd

    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 ...

    accountslaser:\
    :sd=/var/spool/accountslaser:\
    :rm=192.168.1.22:\
    :rp=auto:

    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
    model)

    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
    DRS/NX)

    --
    Ian Wilson.

    Ian Wilson Guest

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    Default Re: JetDirect printing from DRS/NX (SVR4.2)

    Ian,

    Thank you for your reply and information. I'll check out the /etc/printcap
    file, and have a play around with it.

    Thank you once again.

    James.


    Jimbo Guest

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