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What's New in Printing in the Solaris 9 Release
This section describes new printing features in the Solaris 9 Operating Environment
Changes to the LP Scheduler (lpsched)
Starting with the Solaris 9 release, the lpadmin command automatically starts the lpsched process only when local printers are added to a system and stops it when the last local printer is removed from that system. In previous releases, the lpsched process was automatically started at system boot regardless of whether local printers were configured on a system. Administering the print subsystem from print clients, printing, and configuring new printers are not affected by this change.
USB Printer Support
With the Solaris Print Manager, you can set up a USB printer that is attached to a SPARC or IA system with USB ports. The logical device names for USB printers are /dev/printers/[0... N]*.
When you add a USB printer to a print server, on the Add New Attached Printer screen, select one of these devices for a USB printer under Printer Port.
The Solaris USB printer driver, usbprn, supports all USB printer-class compliant printers. See the usbprn(7D) manual page for a list of recommended PostScript printers. The usbprn driver is compliant with non-PostScript printers that use third-party PostScript conversion packages such as GhostScript. You can obtain conversion packages from the Solaris Software Companion CD, available at the following URL. http://www.sun.com/software/solaris/binaries/package.html
The Notes and Diagnostics sections of the usbprn(7D) manual page contains information and cautions about hot-plugging USB printers.
Printer Information Management with LDAP
In addition to managing printer information with the NIS, NIS+, NIS+ with Federated Naming Service, and files name services, starting with the Solaris 9 release, you can manage printer information with LDAP.
When managing printer information in the LDAP nameservice, consider the following.
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