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Setup Ricoh Printer in AIX

Previously I had posted the steps for installing Ricoh print drivers in AIX. Now I will list the steps I use to actually setup the RICOH printers in AIX.

This uses an MP 171 as an example. This document assumes the driver is already installed and you have the rights to do this.

  1. Type “smit” at the command line on the AIX box and hit ENTER
  2. Go to ‘Print Spooling’ and hit ENTER
  3. Go to ‘AIX Print Spooling’ and hit ENTER
  4. Go to ‘Add a Print Queue’ and hit ENTER
  5. Highlight ‘remote’ and hit ENTER
  6. Highlight ‘Local filtering before sending to print server’ and hit ENTER
  7. Highlight ‘RICOH’ and hit ENTER
  8. Highlight the printer type in question and hit ENTER
    1. In this case I am installing an MP 171
    2. If the printer is not listed you must install the printer driver then come back to this procedure.
  9. Enter the following information for the print queue:
    1. PCL name: DNS name you gave the printer
    2. Hostname: DNS name you gave the printer
    3. Queue name: lp
    4. Hit ENTER
  10. After successfully adding the printer you should get a good confirmation.
  11. Hit F3 2 times to the AIX Print Spooling menu
  12. Choose “Change / Show Print Queue Characteristics”
  13. Put the queue name in the blank and hit ENTER
  14. Highlight ‘Default Print Job Attributes’ and hit ENTER
  15. Change the cpi and portrait settings as needed.
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