• Subject: Re: tn5250 0.15.7 problem?
  • From: mmadore <mmadore@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2000 13:20:47 -0800 (PST)

Hi,

On Thu, 17 Feb 2000 jsanchez@cyberdude.com wrote:

> My next quest was to get the AS/400 to print to the local printer in 
> the Linux machine. Unfortunately, version 0.15.6 of tn5250 doesn't 
> work quite well when trying to make a printer connection. Waited a 
> couple of weeks and 0.15.7 finally solved the problem. Downloaded 
> the RPM (remember, I'm a Linux newbie...), installed it and tried a 
> printer session. Success! We're able to print to our Epson LX-300 
> (yes, a 9-pin Dot Matrix printer...oh well...) but for some reason, 
> some columns are not aligned properly, and there are spaces 
> between some words (example: Qua rterly Report). So I 
> downloaded/installed apsfilter, recode and a2ps. Lets try it again 
> with the following command line:  tn5250 -P "lpr -Plp" -s RPRT0000 
> -T *IBM6412EP s10b0001. Once again, it works...kind of. Still have 
> a problem with the alignment...but it sure looks better than by 
> using the -T *EPLX810 parm. 

Normally, you want to use "scs2ascii | lpr".  Otherwise the scs control
characters will be embedded in the print stream, and unless you have a
printer that understands scs, you will not get the correct results.

Mike 

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