On Tue, 15 Jan 2002, joel wrote:
>        lp5250d -s LINPRT1 -T '*OKI184IBM' -P 'scs2ascii | lpr' as400
>       After doing this, I verified that the Daemon is running perfectly.
> However, in the AS-400, when I try to print something, it returns "No
> device linprt1".

The "-s" "-T" style arguments have not been used in a very long time.
Start by updating to the current version (0.16.3) of tn5250.  There were
a lot of bug fixes added to lp5250d.

You will find newer versions at:

With the newer version, create a ~/.tn5250rc file that looks like this:

printer {
   host = as400

then start the printer with:

         lp5250d printer

If that doesn't work, try enabling syslog.   lp5250d writes diagnostic
messages to the info facility of the system logger....

so, edit /etc/syslog.conf, and add an entry like

*.info                                  /var/log/infolog

then restart the syslogd:
 killall -1 syslogd

and kill lp5250d and try again.  Check that log file for info.

If that still does not help you, then change ~/.tn5250rc to look like

printer {
   host = as400

then kill lp5250d and try again.   After it fails again, kill lp5250d
and check the contents of /home/joel/lp5250trace.txt.  The contents of
that trace file will be a bit obscure if you're not familar with the
way tn5250 works, but perhaps you'll see a clue.

If you're still stumped after trying these things (and only after trying
these things) e-mail me a copy of that lp5250trace.txt file.  Please
e-mail it to me directly, do not send it to the mailing list.

Good luck!

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