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System: SPARC 10 Workstation
OS: Solaris 2.5.1
Printer: HP Laserjet5si with jetadmin network card
Problem: I can print ascii files using lp command, but failed to print within an application such as netscape.

Note: The printer is a network printer with its own IP
address. It doesn't have postscript card. I can print
from any application running under Windows95 on a PC
through the very same printer.
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If this printer has a jetadmin I would suggest logging into that via the ethernet address and configuring services for postscript. From there print to the printer as a node name and spcify the queue name as one of the services that you sonfigured. (fmps01_p1_ps or something along those lines). What I would actually strongly suggest though is that there is also some nice spooling and filtering software from HP called hpnp or JetAdmin Utility. It will set everything up for you and has tools for troubleshooting and diagnostics, very nice. You can download it from the Hewlett Packard web site.
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by:dliu
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Thanks for your reply. However, the printer has been properly
set up and configured. The hpnp and subdirectories and installed
and print jobs will go through the spooler. I am looking for
someone who has done similar thing such as printing to a network
printer from applications running on SunOS or Solaris and hopeful
will share his/her experience.

Regards,

David

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Well, I administer a Network of about 100 SunOS and Solaris boxes with a couple other flavors thrown in. Most of them are various types of databases for data collection but htey all print something only about every five minutes from some sort of application from CAD, Netscape, scripts, end user, etc... Well basically I just did share my experience. I guess you don't have a problem printing postscript then...
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by:dliu
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Hi,

I must apologize first. I must have misled the whole question from
your comment. The printer is not a Postscript printer! I am
seeking a way to let it work as in Windows95 enviorment. I just
don't understand why it can print anything sent from a PC (windows95) but it is so difficult to do similar thing from SPARC. Before I started, I thought some filters or drivers should
take care of everything but it turns out to be complicated.

Regards,

David

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