Monday, June 30, 2008

Solaris the tree killer

Now how's this for a fun experience - I have got this Solaris 8 machine which for some reason finds it necessary to send a title page with every print job. It does not run its own spooler and prints via a print server instead so I am clueless as to where to look for relevant setting to turn this on. So, in the spirit of waste and insanity so characteristic of our times, the machine seems poised to turn a whole forest to waste in no time as it sends quite a few print jobs.

The only configuration it seems to have is contained in the /etc/printers.conf file which looks roughly like the following:

#
# If you hand edit this file, comments and structure may change.
# The preferred method of modifying this file is through the use of
# lpset(1M)
#
caslon:\
:bsdaddr=kiev,caslon:

garamond:\
:bsdaddr=kiev,garamond,Solaris:

bodoni:\
:bsdaddr=kiev,bodoni:\
:job-sheets-default=none

_default:\
:use=gutenberg:

gutenberg:\
:bsdaddr=nrims-fs,gutenberg:


Now exactly where to tell it to knock off that title page nonsense is anybody's guess... But if you know feel free to tell me in the comments and I will be eternally grateful!

3 comments:

jaspa said...

This worked for me...try edit the file in /etc/lp/interfaces (mine is HP)
and search for nobanner change nobanner=yes

Or try use the GUI printmgr and modify the printer to never print a banner....

Good luck.

lornix said...

As root:

lpadmin -p gutenburg -o nobanner

Should disable the banner on the gutenburg printer.

Loni
lornix@lornix.com

Boris Epstein said...

See my post on how this issue was resolved (on the Linux end, not on the Solaris end).