Hello everyone!

Well, the person with probably the weirdest use for tn5250 is back. 
Some people might remember me as the user with a whole bunch 
of 3151's that will be connecting to an AS/400 via a MaxSpeed 
card (a card that gives one a whole bunch of serial ports) on a 
Linux box.

After many errors/problems, I was able to connect the terminals to 
the AS/400. Edited the cursesterm.c file so that tn5250 can 
properly respond to the key presses of the 3151. Works pretty 
good most of the time, until it sometimes leaves parts of the 
previous screen on the new screen, or the cursor starts drawing 
each line at about 30 chars per second. I'm not sure if this is being 
caused by the MaxSpeed card or something else...any ideas?

Anyway, the main reasons for this post are: printer problems and a 
virtual device question.

Printer problem: I've setup a shared printer on a Windoze 98 
machine, to which I can print fine from the Linux command prompt 
by doing something like 'cat myfile.txt | lpr -P lp0' but when I try to 
do the same with lp5250d, the daemon stays active for about 2 
seconds and then dies. If is leave the -P lp0 part out and send the 
printout to the default printer, it works fine. lp5250d version is 
0.16.0pre2.

Virtual device question: When connecting to the AS/400, each 
tn5250 session passes the TTY device to which the terminal is 
attached to the AS/400. For certain reasons, my boss wants to be 
able to deny access to virtual devices (lets call them R0000AA 
through R0000AF) so he tried to set VARIED OFF, but whenever 
we start tn5250 again, it sets VARY ON, bypassing the VARIED 
OFF status of that device. Any comments/suggestions?

Thanks in advance for any help you may be able to provide me 
regarding these matters.

Jose Sanchez
DRJ, Inc.
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