On Mon, 2 Feb 2004, Chris Lee wrote:

> I use the following config for lp5250d:
>
> hp5 {
>     host = ibm@xxxxxxxxxxxx
>     env.DEVNAME = PRT11
>     outputcommand = HP Color LaserJet 5
> }
>
> However I cannot send the print job to PRT11, do I need to create print
> queue and writer at AS/400? If yes, what is the command?

The problem here is twofold.  The first problem lies in the host
parameter.  "ibm@xxxxxxxxxxxx" is not a valid argument.  It must be a
hostname (optionally followed by the domain name).  Thus
"ibm.myoffice.com" is okay.

The second problem is your outputcommand.  "HP Color LaserJet 5" is not a
command at all.  A valid outputcommand argument is something like
"scs2ascii | lpr" or "scs2pdf > /tmp/output.pdf".

Take a look at the tn5250 HOWTO located here:

http://www.chowhouse.com/~james/tn5250-HOWTO.pdf

It includes several examples of configurations used with printers.

James Rich

"As for security, being lectured by Microsoft is like receiving wise words
on the subject of compassion from Stalin."
      -- mormop on lwn.net

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