Managing the print service

Adding, modifying, or copying a local printer

Local printers are those connected directly to a host (as opposed to across the network).

In the Printer Setup Manager, select an existing printer from the list and/or make one of these menu selections:

To: Select:
Add Printer->Add Local Printer
Modify Printer->Properties
Copy Printer->Copy
You can set (or change) these parameters:

Select the name you want to use for the local printer attached to your system. You cannot modify an existing printer name.

The SCOadmin Printer Setup Manager does not permit printer names to contain the ``_'' character. To add a printer whose name includes a ``_'', add it from the command-line using lpadmin(1M). For example:

lpadmin -p printer_two

Once the printer name is created, the Printer Setup Manager will be able to manage it.

Select the printer model that matches your printer, or a model with which it is compatible.

Connection Type
Choose Serial or Parallel. If you select Serial, click on Serial Settings for additional options described in ``About serial communication settings''.

Connection Port:
For serial printers, COM1 and COM2 ports are displayed that correspond to the first and second serial ports. For parallel printers, LPT1 and LPT2 are displayed. If you select Other, a Device text box appears. Enter the path of the device that the printer is connected to. See ``About printer device connections'' for more information.

Send Mail if Printer Fails
Select Yes to receive a mail message if the printer fails.

Allow Banner Page Override
Select Yes to allow users to print without a banner page.

Advanced Options
For non-PostScript® printers, you can set the page length, page width, character pitch, and line pitch. Each of these options has a numerical value and a unit value. You can select a unit value in inches, centimeters, or characters. If you do not provide defaults when you configure a printer, the page size and print spacing are taken from the data for your printer type in the terminfo(4) database. For more information on these parameters, see ``Setting default printer page size and spacing''.

NOTE: The addition of a printer will fail if a nonexistent port is specified as the connection port.

See also:

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UnixWare 7 Release 7.1.4 - 22 April 2004