ITEM: N8864L

Missing printer screens in smit


E:  Aix 3.2.5

D:  This is part of a large conglomeration problem - n8834.
        Basically this portion is that working within smit,
                manage local
                virtual printer
                add virtual

        When he selects add virtual, it should give a list of

     No.    Description                                                        
     1      Printer or Plotter Attached to Host  
     2      Printer or Plotter Attached to Xstation  
     3      Printer or Plotter Attached to ASCII Terminal  
     4      Network Printer (Hewlett-Packard JetDirect)  

Enter number from list above (press Enter to terminate):  ->  

        These options are not appearing on his system.  Is he
        missing code or is there a reason for this?


The selection items for 'mkvirprt' come form a series of files
in the /usr/lib/lpd/pio/etc directory with a file extension
of '.config'.  If these files are missing, then the stuff
will not show up.  ena.config and ina.config are both programs
that show up only if the user has installed the LexMark drivers
for 4033 or the 4039 Internal network card.  jetdirect.config
is only available at 3.2.5.  ascii.config is for terminal
attached printing.   If the user has the xstation manager software
installed, he will also have xsta.config.  If you get a 3930 printer
from pennant, there is also a pennant.config option.  Each of these
is a script that determines what gets done when each option is
selected.  Watch out for links to files that do not exist.  This
can cause the 'mkvirprt' to hang or give error messages.
ls -l *.config shows on my system:
-rw-rw-r--   1 root     printq       697 Aug 18 1992  ascii.config
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root     system        23 Mar  6 1994  ena.config -> /usr/lpp/lap
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root     system        23 Mar  6 1994  ina.config -> /usr/lpp/lap
-rw-rw-r--   1 root     printq      2794 Jul 18 1993  jetdirect.config
-rw-r--r--   1 root     system      2782 Oct 13 17:59 pennant.config
-rw-rw-r--   1 root     printq      1905 Dec 16 1993  xsta.config

Support Line: Missing printer screens in smit ITEM: N8864L
Dated: November 1994 Category: N/A
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