Summary: Printing problem

From: Julie Schenck (
Date: Thu Jan 27 2000 - 16:54:14 CST

I'm still not sure what happened, but once I rebooted the machine. All
printers worked.

Thanks to Dennis Martens who replied:
From: Dennis Martens []
Sent: Thursday, January 27, 2000 5:40 PM
Subject: Printing problem -Reply

Have you heard of "jetadmin" software? It is from HP, and allows you to
configure HP printers under Solaris.

I recently had a problem where a printer that had been set up with lpadmin
had a buffer problem. For a 10-page report it would stop after 3. I
downloaded jetadmin and created a new printer and it works fine now.

The Sun print spool mechanism has always been primitive and clumsy.

I have a gzipped copy of the jetadmin package if you want me to try copying
it to you?


Original Question:
Hi Everyone,
        I hope someone can shed some light on this, I created 2 printers today, one
call bpr the other call tbpr.
Using lpadmin I set the printers up EXACTLY the same. The printer tbpr works
fine, bpr does not. Both printer named point to the same printer. Thinking
this was the problem I set up yet another printer, foo, which also does not
have any problems. In looking at the requests, I get the following out put
from bpr and tbpr:

= bpr-205, uid 252, gid 400, size 53, Thu Jan 27 13:20:37 EST 2000
y /etc/lp/interfaces/bpr
z bpr
C 1
D bpr
F /etc/motd
P 20
T /etc/motd
t simple
U jschenck
s 0x0010
v 2
= tbpr-206, uid 252, gid 400, size 53, Thu Jan 27 13:21:11 EST 2000
x /usr/lib/lp/postscript/postprint
y /usr/lib/lp/postscript/download -ptbpr|/usr/lib/lp/postscript/postio
z tbpr
C 1
D tbpr
F /etc/motd
P 20
T /etc/motd
t simple
U jschenck
s 0x0014
v 2

I have tried to delete bpr and recreate it but I still get the same info. Is
there something the name bpr? I am on Solaris 7, E250, HP LaserJet 4000 with
an extended systems print server and do have the latest patches for lp.

The following is what I used to create the printers:
lpadmin -p bpr -v /dev/null
lpadmin -p bpr -i /usr/lib/lp/model/netstandard
lpadmin -p bpr -o dest=snoopy:9100 -o protocol=tcp -o timeout=5
accept bpr
accept bpr

Has anyone seen this?


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