Posted on 1998-08-19
We are trying to hook up a printer on a local hook up not a network. We are running a Sun with CDE (ver 2.6 I think). We have an owners manual for Sun ver2.5 and it tells us to:
1) Connect to the printer to a system and turn on the power to the printer.
2) Start Admintool on the system where you connected the printer.
3) Select Add Local Printer from the Edit menu.
4) Fill in the window.
5) Click on OK.
And all of this worked. Except that nothing prints when you try to print a file. I send the file to the printer and it goes, because I can see it in the queue. However, nothing ever gets printed. There are three possible connections points on the back of the Sun, two labeled A and B and then one other one. We have hooked it into both the unlabeled one and A and we still get nothing. When we go into the Add local printer edit menu we set everything right there: type of printer, port, printer name, and default printer. But it never says any thing about loading the device drivers. What are we doing work????