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|System Administration Guide: Printing Oracle Solaris 11 Express 11/10|
Starting with the Oracle Solaris 11 Express release, CUPS is the default print service. Subsequently, if you choose System -> Administration -> Print Manager from the GNOME Desktop, the CUPS Print Manager is started rather than Print Manager for LP.
To use Print Manager for LP, Oracle Solaris Print Manager, or the LP print commands to manage your printing environment, you must first install the following required software packages:
Note - Starting with the Oracle Solaris 11 Express release, Oracle Solaris Print Manager cannot be started from the desktop. You can start Oracle Solaris Print Manager from the command line if the required software packages are first installed. The Oracle Solaris Print Manager software package is /print/lp/print-manager/legacy.
In addition, you must switch the active print service from CUPS to LP, which is described in How to Enable Print Manager for LP.
The following procedure describes how to install the software packages that are required to use the Print Manager for LP GUI and how to enable the LP print service.
Note - If you want to use either Oracle Solaris Print Manager or the LP print commands to manage your printing environment, use the same procedure.
$ su root
Typing this command runs the bash shell as the root user, without requiring a password. Note that the role must be assigned to your user account.
See the section, Switching From CUPS to the LP Print Service, for the required software packages.
# pkg install package1 package2 package3...
# print-service -s lp
Note - Starting with the Oracle Solaris 11 Express release, you can no longer start Oracle Solaris Print Manager from the GNOME Desktop.