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Unable to use iPrint

I'm searching for a solution to a problem I'm having with iPrint. When
booting a pc, the DOS windows that pop up from the iPrint printer install
and iCapture commands sporadically become "frozen" and have to be
manually closed. The printers and capture commands never complete. I'm
planning to deploy iPrint to several hundred clients but am hung up on
this issue.

Here are the commands I'm using in the login script:
#IPRNTCMD -a ipp://204.120.122.205/ipp/DE603DEFAULT
#IPRNTCMD -a ipp://204.120.122.205/ipp/DE687DEFAULT
#icapture l=1 p=de603default

The workstations are Windows XP sp2
The iPrint client is v04.20.00
The Novell client is v4.91.2.20051209 (this also happens on v4.91.1)

I've tried downgrading the iPrint client to v4.12 and the DOS commands
are completing but now I'm getting irritating messages regarding "Unable
to open NIPPLPT device - Error 5"

Can anyone shed some light for me?
Steve


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I wonder if maybe this is a timing issue. E.g. maybe your printer hasn't
finished installing at the moment you do the capture and this causes the
whole process to hang. Maybe you should add a delay between the printer
installation and icapture.

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Marcel Cox
Novell Support Connection SysOp
http://support.novell.com/forums/

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I put a pause between the IPRNTCMD and iCapture commands but it still
hangs at the DOS pop-up. Interestingly, I decided to wait to see what
happens. Exactly 10 minutes later, the IPRNTCMD DOS box cleared, I hit a
key to release the pause, and then let the iCapture DOS pop-up run.
Exactly 10 minutes after that I received an error "Error -1 was returned
from iPrintInitialize". I checked the iPrint client settings/icapture and
no printers have been captured. "iCapture show" at a DOS prompt also
comes up empty.

Steve

> I wonder if maybe this is a timing issue. E.g. maybe your printer

hasn't
> finished installing at the moment you do the capture and this causes

the
> whole process to hang. Maybe you should add a delay between the printer
> installation and icapture.
>
> --
> Marcel Cox
> Novell Support Connection SysOp
> http://support.novell.com/forums/
>


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Found the answer finally. By placing a @ sign in front of the IPRNTCMD
and iCapture commands in the login script (instead of the # sign), the
commands are instructed to complete in the background while permitting
the login script to continue. As soon as the login script completed, so
did the commands. Apparently, the login script needed to finish in order
for the iPrint commands to establish a connection and complete. I would
imagine this may be the cause of other issues with the 4.20 client that I
see posted here as well.

Cheers,
Steve

> I put a pause between the IPRNTCMD and iCapture commands but it still
> hangs at the DOS pop-up. Interestingly, I decided to wait to see what
> happens. Exactly 10 minutes later, the IPRNTCMD DOS box cleared, I hit

a
> key to release the pause, and then let the iCapture DOS pop-up run.
> Exactly 10 minutes after that I received an error "Error -1 was

returned
> from iPrintInitialize". I checked the iPrint client settings/icapture

and
> no printers have been captured. "iCapture show" at a DOS prompt also
> comes up empty.
>
> Steve
>
> > I wonder if maybe this is a timing issue. E.g. maybe your printer

> hasn't
> > finished installing at the moment you do the capture and this causes

> the
> > whole process to hang. Maybe you should add a delay between the

printer
> > installation and icapture.
> >
> > --
> > Marcel Cox
> > Novell Support Connection SysOp
> > http://support.novell.com/forums/
> >

>


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melcher@butzel.com wrote:

>
>Found the answer finally


Great!

Thanks for the report back.

--
Marcel Cox
http://support.novell.com/forums
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melcher@butzel.com wrote:
> Found the answer finally. By placing a @ sign in front of the IPRNTCMD
> and iCapture commands in the login script (instead of the # sign), the
> commands are instructed to complete in the background while permitting
> the login script to continue. As soon as the login script completed, so
> did the commands. Apparently, the login script needed to finish in order
> for the iPrint commands to establish a connection and complete. I would
> imagine this may be the cause of other issues with the 4.20 client that I
> see posted here as well.


Sounds a lot like my problem. If I clear passwords I get prompted for
password even that authentication goes thru, but that authentication
happens in background only after login script has run.

Timo Pietilä
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