Managing Print Manager and Printer Preferences
You can view or edit Print Manager preferences in one of the following ways:
The Print Manager Preferences dialog is displayed, allowing you set preferences for Print Manager behavior, as well as settings for local and remote printer queues.
The Print Manager Preferences dialog contains the following three tabs:
Setting Print Manager Preferences
The Print Manager tab controls the behavior of the Print Manager application.
Setting Preferences for Local USB Printer Discovery
The Local Printers tab controls the behavior of local printers.
You can change the following preferences:
When a new printer is connected:
When a printer is disconnected:
When a printer is reconnected:
Settings Preferences for Network‐Attached Printer Discovery
The Network Printers tab of the Print Preferences dialog controls the Print Manager application's behavior when a network‐attached printer is auto‐discovered and preconfigured.
You can change the following settings:
Configuring Auto-Discovery Settings for Network‐Attached Printers
This sub-dialog contains settings that control the type of network printers that are discovered and the parameters for doing so.
By default, the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) service is available. You might need to enable this service, depending on the Solaris release you are running. Any other available print services will be listed here.
Note - In the OpenSolaris 2008.11 release, attempts to enable the HAL add‐on module from the desktop or by using SMF commands, cause the system to revert to maintenance state. This problem does not occur if you are running a supported Solaris Express Community Edition release. To enable this service in the OpenSolaris 2008.11 release, you must first install the SUNWSmmgr package. Detailed instructions can be found at http://www.opensolaris.org/os/project/indiana/resources/relnotes/200811/x86/.
The controls on the right-hand side of the configuration sub-dialog are dictated according to the service that is selected in the list. Some services may have advanced controls in the form of an expander section. The expander is collapsed by default.
The ability to edit some of these controls requires certain Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) privileges. If you are not logged in with the appropriate RBAC privileges, the controls are visible, but they are read-only. To find out what you or your system administrator need to do to allow the editing of these controls, click the Details button.
For instructions, see How to Enable the Network Device Discovery Service.