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  • Latest Post - ‏2013-02-20T17:38:00Z by SystemAdmin
yvallet
yvallet
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Pinned topic Add a Remote Print Queue with Local Filtering Fails

‏2012-02-02T18:30:50Z |
with Smit i do not succeed to create a remote print Queue with local filtering

IF 'with standard processing' i can create the queue
but in this case 'qprt -Nxx' does not print xx times the doct
and we cannot manager lot of parameters (page length, pitch, ...)

IF 'with local filtering' the result is '0782-326 Not a valid printer type'
for ALL printers (HP, IBM, Generic , etc)

Attached : config AIX
Updated on 2013-02-20T17:38:00Z at 2013-02-20T17:38:00Z by SystemAdmin
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    6902 Posts

    Re: Add a Remote Print Queue with Local Filtering Fails

    ‏2012-02-06T01:06:21Z  
    It would appear that you have not installed the drivers for the 'lex2380-3' printer, hence your error message. Try using a vanilla style printer setting, for which you do have the drivers; e.g. hplj4+
  • yvallet
    yvallet
    3 Posts

    Re: Add a Remote Print Queue with Local Filtering Fails

    ‏2012-02-06T15:21:49Z  
    It would appear that you have not installed the drivers for the 'lex2380-3' printer, hence your error message. Try using a vanilla style printer setting, for which you do have the drivers; e.g. hplj4+
    i have installed ALL drivers available with AIX cd-rom

    i have this problem with all printer
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    6902 Posts

    Re: Add a Remote Print Queue with Local Filtering Fails

    ‏2013-02-12T20:16:36Z  
    • yvallet
    • ‏2012-02-06T15:21:49Z
    i have installed ALL drivers available with AIX cd-rom

    i have this problem with all printer
    This has been a problem since at least AIX 6.1 TL3.

    It has been reported as a bug and a few APARs were opened for it already. Not sure if they gave a solution yet.
    http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IV27846

    It is related to choosing the "Local Filtering" option. If you select "Standard Processing" it works fine. I did some research a while back when we first encountered this error and it seems to be related to the printer definitions database and how it has defined what drivers/types are allowed to be associated with what type of filters.
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    6902 Posts

    Re: Add a Remote Print Queue with Local Filtering Fails

    ‏2013-02-20T17:38:00Z  
    Hi,
    this is a bug in the latest versions of AIX 6.1 and by the look of it AIX 7.1 as well, specific to remote print queues with local filtering. It seems to be an issue related to how the options chosen in smit get fed through to the script that actually create the print queue. As yet there doesn't seem to be a fix available, but after a bit of experimentation, I have found that if you run the command that smit builds, but just leave off the final “-p FALSE” option, it works OK. It seems that IBM have assigned “-p” twice to do 2 different things.

    So in this case an examoke command to run is:
    /usr/lib/lpd/pio/etc/piomisc_ext mkpq_remote_local -p '<printertype>' -D asc -q '<queuename>' -h '<remotehost>' -r '<remoteqname>' -t 'att' -4 'yes' -T '600' -C 'FALSE'