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i am not able to print sap documents in linux using default printer

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I have installed sapgui720rev4 with java in linux. all the installation has been perfect but when i want

to print my SAP documents in linux i am not able to print them.i am not using cups just lp command

i open GUILOGON and there i had a tab called Options. in that i entered into preferences tab and there

i found spool printer option and in that i have written commands like

lp -c -d myprintername -n1

lpr commands but it wasnot working. the default spool printer option was

lp -d %p -n %n %o . i dont know what these options like %n %o do...

i request every body to plese help me.....

thanks in advance

thanking u all


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I am also having similar issue. I have LPD in my system and need to enable SAP priting in my thin client.

any suggestions ?

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The best way is to define the printer on linux level.

Then define a printer in SAP (transaction spad) using the print method L. You will directly send your print request from SAP to the Linux queue. It works very well for me.

Best regards,


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what's SAP version you are using ?

I am using SAP R/3 4.7 ext 2.00 and have Basis patch level 52 (minimumly), I am able to use SAP Front end printing.

You can use Access Method : G : Frontend print with control technologie

and also Host Printer : __DEFAULT

best regards,