Thanks to all the people who answered my question about connecting
the LW Plus locally to my SPARCstation. I took a little advice
from everyone, found out I was doing several things wrong, and
got it running in no time. The following from Markus Weber is
a pretty complete summary. Thanks again to everyone who helped.
Ok. Here are the step I usually send out on printer setup request. One
thing you should also check:
Do you need a null modem cable or a regular serial one?
I use a null modem cable!
Now the steps:
(<s># - you local machine; I also include steps to make this
printer available to other machines)
(<c># - a possible client machine, who want's to print to your
1. shutdown local print service
2. enable remote print from other machines to your printer
(or add a + line in /etc/lp/Systems)
<s># lpsystem -t bsd <c1> <c2> ...
<c># lpsystem -t bsd <s> (??? can't remember if this
3. add the remote printer to the clients db
<c># lpadmin -p lw -s <s> (???
4. add the printer on your local machine
<s># lpadmin -p lw -h -I postscript -o nobanner -T PS -v \
<s># lpadmin -p lw -i /etc/lp/interfaces/lw
5. modify the interface script (some stuff like stty can also be
done with lpadmin, but I usually do it in the script)
replace L331 'nobanner="no"' with 'nobanner="yes"' to avoid
the banner pages
replace L505 'FILTER="/usr/lib/lp/postscript/postio"' with
'FILTER="/usr/lib/lp/postscript/postio -L /var/adm/lp.errors\
replace L554 '9600' with '38400' to get better performance or
to reflect your speed
6. maybe make your local printer the default one
<s># lpadmin -d lw
7. restart print service
<s># enable lw
<s># accept lw
Krista Van Laan
Nokia Telecommunications Phone: 358 0 5112 3684
P.O. Box 33 Fax: 358 0 5112 3876
02601 Espoo Finland Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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