SUMMARY: Solaris 9 printer installation

From: Birl <>
Date: Thu Jul 03 2003 - 16:21:08 EDT
Many thanks to Yura for the answer.

I used
lpadmin -s\!text -p lp -D "Kinkos"; lpadmin -d lp

to add the printer.  Worked perfectly.

Some people mentioned the GUI 'admintool' too.

I also discovered that I could "man printers.conf" for even more

Date: Thu, 03 Jul 2003 15:37:42 -0400
From: Yura Pismerov
To: Birl
Subject: Re: Solaris 9 printer installation

Birl wrote:

Birl> Hello gurus:
Birl> First time trying to install a printer on my Solaris 9 server.

	Solaris 9 uses JetDirect, so the printers definitions are in
/etc/printer.conf, not printcap. And I'm pretty sure it has different
format. man lpadmin is good place to start.
Something like "lpadmin -s!text -p lp; lpadmin -d lp" will
create the necessary entries for you and set up the default print queue.
But this would be for text only. If you want to print graphichs, the
setup will be more complex.

Birl> /etc/printcap has:
Birl> _default|lp|kinkos:\
Birl>         rm=
Birl> Used lpsched to start the service.  But when I try 'lpr' I receive
Birl> _default: unknown printer
Birl> I tried 'lpr -Pkinkos' and received:
Birl> kinkos: unknown printer
Birl> There are no logs in /var/log
Birl> Am I forgetting something?
Birl>  Thanks ahead of time
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