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13 November 2008

Printers won't Print

Doing 'svcs -xv' I saw that svc:/network/device-discovery/printers:snmp was in maintenance mode. I tried clearing/enabling it, but it just wasn't cooperating. Something about:

[ Nov 13 13:13:10 Executing start method ("/lib/svc/method/svc-network-discovery start snmp"). ]
/usr/bin/dbus-send --system --print-reply --dest=org.freedesktop.Hal --type=method_call /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/network_attached org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.NetworkDiscovery.EnablePrinterScanningViaSNMP int32:60 string:public string:
Error org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoReply: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.

After searching around for awhile, I found that this bug had already been reported.

So first I installed 'SUNWsmmgr' via the package manager
root@eris:~# svcadm restart svc:/system/hal:default
root@eris:~# svcadm clear svc:/network/device-discovery/printers:snmp
root@eris:~# svcadm enable svc:/network/device-discovery/printers:snmp

That seemed to fix it.

As far as setting the printers up, it seemed to work much quicker setting it up using socket, the IP, default port (as opposed to my last attempt using samba and the name)....

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