Posted on 2005-04-27
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
How to configure a plotter in solaris
Question by:arunmozhi
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    A plotter is a printer.  It should come with drivers and installation instructions.  If it has its own print server then it is easy to setup on Solaris.  Can you provide more details please.

    Regards, Nisus
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    Adding a locally attached printer:
       lpadmin -p {printer} -v {interface} -T {printer-type} -I {content-type} -i /usr/lib/lp/model/standard
       lpadmin -p {printer} -v {interface} -T {printer-type} -I {content-type} -i /usr/lib/lp/model/dumbplot

    Adding a network printer:
      lpadmin -p {printer} -v /dev/null -o protcol=bsd,dest={printer-address} -T {printertype} -I {contenttype} -i /usr/lib/lp/model/netstandard

    Activating the printer:
    accept {printer}
    enable {printer}
    lpadmin -d {printer}            # make this printer the default printer

    In case you want to remove a printer, use:
      lpadmin -x {printer}

    {printer}       a name for your printer (should not start with a number)
    {interface}    device name for interface (serial or parallel). If serial, you want to set options for baud rate etc as well
    {printertype}  "terminal type" of your printer (look under /usr/share/lib/terminfo/* for your printer)
    {contenttype}  What type of contenzt this printer ca handle (text, postscript and the like). If you don't know, use "any"


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