Subject: Configuring network printer on IRIX for Canon IR5000
Thanks for the info on your website about configuring network printers on Solaris, it saved me a lot of time!
I've just tried configuring a lp network queue on IRIX 6.5 for the Canon IR5000 printer and found that I could do it using the Printer Manager in the Desktop Toolchest. It handles Postscript and UNIX ASCII without stairstepping (unlike Solaris).
1. Make sure the lp subsystem is installed:
#versions | grep spooler
I print.man.spooler 07/03/1999 'lp' Printer Spooler Man Pages
I print.sw.spooler 07/03/1999 'lp' Printer Spooler 1.8.5
#chkconfig | grep lp
2. Make sure your printhost server is in the /etc/hosts file or NIS server database
3. As user root, from the Desktop Toolchest select "System" and then select "Printer Manager"
Click "Add" button.
and insert the relevant details to the "Add Printer" menu:
New Printer Name: ir5000
Printer Connected To: Remote Host (radio button)
Remote server an SGI?: No (radio button)
Remote Host Name: printhost
remote Printer Name: lp
Click "OK" button
4. Test printer status
lpstat -p ir5000 -l
5. Send some test prints
lp -d ir5000 test.ps
lp -d ir5000 test.txt
I hope this is of use,