SPARCPrinter and NewSPrint

SPARCPrinter and NewSPrint

Post by Robert Benit » Fri, 21 Mar 1997 04:00:00

We recently upgraded one of our SPARC 5's from SunOS 4.1.3_U1 to
Solaris 2.5. We tried to install NewSPrint for our SPARCPrinter from
an old CD, but the install script would not run under Solaris.

We tried ordering a newer version of NewSPrint but found Sun has
discontinued support for it. I've been looking and may have located a
copy of it. However, the part number for the copy which is available

        NewSPrint 2.5-S

If you call Sun Express the part number they have is:

        NewSPrint 2.5-P

The former seems to be an older version of the latter.  NewSPrint
2.5-P is the part number when it was "discontinued" by Sun.

Two questions:

1. What is the difference between these two product numbers?  

2. Will NewSPrint 2.5-S run under Solaris 2.5 to support a


-- Bob


1. SparcPrinter/Newsprint 2.5b on SparcCenter 1000


I'm having problems with a SParcPrinter attached via the lpvi port on a
SparcCenter 1000E. I've installed Newsprint 2.5b and applied 3 patches
(102113-02, 102211-04 and 102114-04). When I try to print nothing comes
out on the printer ! lpstat indicates that the printer is "printing".
There are no error messages in the /etc/lp/logs/... files.

The machine is running under Solaris 2.5.1.

Can anyone help?

Thanks, Bob.
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