Well, thank you, I had never heard that about naming the print queue
the same. The thing is, I was naming them different anyway! The
solaris printer name is lex and the PC Netlink name is t616. There is
actually quite a bit that I left out of my original message. When I
first bought the printer and I tried to add it to solaris, I plugged
it in and turned it on. It went into powersave. Then I used the Pc
Netlink server admin app from one of my win2k boxes to add the printer
to solaris. I got as far as printing the test page when disaster
struck - as soon as the printer came out of powersave, it must have
overloaded the ac outlet and the circuit breaker for my room broke!
Although I have UPS's on my two servers, the one for the solaris box
kicked in but I guess not fast enough - the machine powered down,
right in the middle of this printer install! My win2k box, without
UPS, of course went down as well. Once I rebooted the machine, after
it fsck'd and everything I noticed that it listed that the t616 was
installed (what I had called it from pcnl server admin) but it
wouldn't print to it or let me administer it. What I can figure is
that it never finished installing it, but it installed it enough to
keep me from re-installing the printer with the same name! If I type
lpc status, it shows the printer as installed, started, and enabled.
If I try to remove it, it says that it isn't installed. Now, whenever
I use pcnl server admin and try to edit the printers, it freezes,
preventing me from editing any printers on the system.
SSo I guess I could try to fix this first before I try to get pc
netlink to work with it... Anyone know how to totally blow away this
printer by force?
> > Hello, I have a Sun Ultra 10, Solaris 8, with PC NetLink 1.2. It works very
> > well from all of the clients that have to access it: windows 95, windows 98,
> > windows 2000, and sometimes linux running samba. The only problem is
> > printing. I have installed my printer (Lexmark Optra T610 PostScript 3)and
> > can print from my Solaris box to my printer. It works well from solaris and
> > the command line. I have tried adding it to pc netlink machine from my
> > windows 2000 machine as it says in the admin guide from docs.sun.com, and
> > everything goes well until the windows 2000 add printer wizard prompts me
> > for a windows 2000 server cd. I don't have one, so I just point it to the
> > path of the lexmark's drivers. It then copies the drivers from the lexmark
> > cd to the \\server\print$\(whatever) share. Then it says that it can't add
> > the printer because the print processor cannot be found. I have been
> > working on this for weeks now and I have come across several questions:
> > 1) Do you have to run the windows add printer wizard from a windows nt 4.0
> > workstation? I have read that it needs to be done from a machine with REAL
> > windows nt 4.
> I did it from a W2K computer.
> > 2) Do I have to add some "registry" entries on the pc netlink server to
> > manually define the print processor? Or am I totally confused?
> I have had issues with PC NetLink, and got got a few hints a while back.
> Never name the PC NetLink print queue the same as the Solaris print
> queue. This is guaranteed not to work. So lets say you call the queues;
> hp_8100_1 in Solaris
> called ih PC_hp8100_1 or something in PC NetLink.
> If you name the queues identical, you will receive an error at the
> stage you mention. I just got a plain error message saying it can't
> add the printer, but that was for HP printers. For Lexmark, there
> could be a different message, but the problem is the same...
> Thing is, that PC NetLink creates a print queue in Solaris as well.
> Run lpstat and check after you created the printer.
> > 3) Are these even the proper newsgroups for PC Netlink related questions? As
> > I have said, the printer works very well from CDE and the command line.
> Not that I'm aware of. Perhaps Sun has a forum on sunsolve...
> > Hey, thanks a lot as I have already gone out and bought a printer that would
> > do postscript as I was using a cheap NEC that did PCL4 emulation before and
> > it refused to work, no matter what I tried using ghostscript and whatever
> > else. Oh well, this printer is much better and it wasn't that much money -
> > I think I got it from PC Mall for something like $489.
> > Thanks,
> > Kris
> My $0.25,