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Solaris™ 8 Advanced System Administrator's Guide, Third Edition by Janice Winsor

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Printer Configuration Information

To configure a printer directly connected to a print server on the network, you need the following configuration information.

  • A unique name for the printer (required).

  • The serial (or parallel) device name (required), for example /dev/xxx.

  • The printer type (required).

  • The type of file content (required), for example, PS for PostScript, simple for ASCII, or both.

  • The filter names for your printer (required).

  • The description of the printer to convey to users (recommended, optional)

  • The default printer for each system (recommended, optional).

Configuration information is stored in the LP configuration files in the /etc/lp directory.

Printer Name

Choose a printer name for the printer you are adding to a system. A printer ...

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