There are a couple of different ways of adding printers under Solaris. You can
use lpc, which is included with the BSD Compatibility package, or lpadmin.
I see that the printers shown when I select Options -> Destination are the same
ones that show when I run 'lpstat -a'. These printer definitions were added to
/etc/printers.conf when I used lpadmin.
I wonder if jetdirect uses lpc, included with the BSD compatibility package, to
configure printers instead of the lpadmin command. You might want to try using
`/usr/ucb/lpc status all` to see if the printers show up. If they do, my next
move would be to use lpadmin to (re)configure print services. It looks to me
as though the actual printer commands used by NetView are specified in the
/usr/OV/bin/printtool file and not easily modified.
Just a couple of hunches, (Anyone else?)
In a message dated Mon, 13 Mar 2000 9:59:14 AM Eastern Standard Time, BAUDOUX
BERNARD <bernard.baudoux AT fortisbank DOT com> writes:
> I don't known much about defining printers on Solaris, but perhaps you can
> try defining one as the system 'default printer' (that's an option to click
> when you define a printer via the Admintool) and see if it appears on the
> NetView Destination fields.
> Bernard Baudoux
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> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Clayton, Billy [SMTP:Billy.Clayton AT ps DOT net]
> > Sent: Friday, 10 March, 2000 12:21
> > To: 'Netview Questions'
> > Subject: [NV-L] Using Print Tool
> > Thanks for answers on installing MIBs guys, much appreciated, I was being
> > lazy and not wanting to use the CLI commands, but at least I wasn't
> > missing
> > anything obvious.
> > Here's another one. Using the Print Tool I can capture maps for printing
> > but
> > in the Options >Destination field I have no printers to select. On this
> > server (Solaris 2.6) I only have remote printers configured, using
> > JetDirect, anyone know how print tool finds available printers to select
> > from. Even if I enter a known printer (lp1) in the Destination field, it
> > is
> > not recognised (Invalid Destination Unable to print Images) Using Solaris
> > AdminTool, the printers are listed as expected.
> > Any ideas ?
> > Billy Clayton
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