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Oracle Solaris Print Manager is a Java technology-based graphical user interface that enables you to manage local and remote printer configuration. This tool can be used in the following naming service environments: LDAP, NIS, and files. You must be logged in as superuser to use this tool.
Use Oracle Solaris Print Manager to set up print servers and print clients (Add Access to Printer). An attached printer is a printer that is physically cabled to the print server. A network-attached printer is physically attached to the network. Adding access to a printer, or adding remote access to a printer, is the process of giving print clients (all those machines that are not the server) access to the printer. For more information about printing terms, see Glossary.
The print system can use and recognize localhost as the host name in the print system databases. Previously, /bin/hostname was used to generate the print host name. These improvements were made to enable print servers to maintain the same print host name, independent of the machine host name. For more information, see How to Add a Print Queue With localhost Specified as the Host Name (Oracle Solaris Print Manager).
To use Oracle Solaris Print Manager to set up and administer printers, you must first install the required software packages, then activate the LP print service. For more information, see Switching From CUPS to the LP Print Service.
You must have a bitmapped display monitor, such as the standard display monitor that comes with an Oracle workstation. Oracle Solaris Print Manager can be used only on a system with a console that is a bitmapped screen.
You must be running an X Window System, such as the GNOME Desktop Environment, or be using the remote display feature on a system running an xhost environment.
You must become superuser on the print server.
You must have the required access privileges for managing the LDAP and NIS databases.
If your naming service is LDAP, you must have the following items:
The distinguished name (DN) of a printer administrator and password in the directory.
The name or IP address of an LDAP server hosting the administered domain. This information is usually displayed and selected automatically.
If your naming service is NIS, you must have the root password for the NIS master.
# /usr/sbin/printmgr &
The Oracle Solaris Print Manager main menu is displayed after the naming service is loaded successfully.