On 11 Jun 2010 at 9:56, John Aldrich wrote:
From: "John Aldrich" <jaldrich@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "'Linux 5250 Development Project'"
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Date sent: Fri, 11 Jun 2010 09:56:57 -0400
Organization: Blueridge Carpet
Subject: Re: [LINUX5250] Host-based printing in linux
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> Currently, the vast majority of our printers are "Workgroup" printers.
There
> are a few that do not have network interfaces and connect through USB or
> parallel cables. On the other hand, I do have an extra Netgear print
server
> box that I bought awhile back, and never got around to using. This seems
> like an ideal use for that. :-)
>
> I've never successfully set up a printer in linux, and I'd rather not
try to
> do it now. :-) I did try, unsuccessfully, to set up a printer on my
wife's
> XP box on my Fedora box awhile back, but never could get it to work. :-(
>
> That being said, I don't print that much, so it's not a huge headache to
> either scp from linux to windows or forward a document via email. :-)
I have had printing setup on my Fedora Linux systems with just the
following script.
Single line
============
lp5250d env.DEVNAME=prtd7lin env.IBMMFRTYPMDL=*HP4000
as400gcc.dyndns.org
============
That then uses the default printer of the linux system.
I have another script that converts the output to an ascii text file, and
it requires the commands, but for regular printer just that works for me.
On the AS/400 side, anything moved to the PRTD7LIN queue then prints.
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
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> On Behalf Of Alberto
> Sent: Friday, June 11, 2010 9:33 AM
> To: linux5250@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [LINUX5250] Host-based printing in linux
>
> Hi John, considering your first post
> "How does one set up a host-based AS/400 printer in Linux? We have
several
> laser printers hooked up to Windows PCs that print through Windows from
the
> AS/400 and I'd like to replicate that in Linux."
>
> how do your laser printers are connected? Parallel port, usb?
> Of course if you have a Laser Printer you may don't need to have a
"extra"
> Windows or Linux pc, but if you have some "spare" laser printers without
Lan
>
> Card, and them are supported by CUPS, you can connect them to linux and
> lp5250d (better via USB port :-).
> Ciao!
> Alberto
>
> >>
> > Thanks, Alberto. I will not need to print from the desktop, per se. We
are
> > a carpet manufacturer, so the users in question, will only need to
print
> > their orders for what to cut and how long to cut them. :-) That is
> > strictly
> > AS/400 stuff. I have a spare network print server that I can set up, I
> > just
> > haven't gotten around to it yet. :-)
> >
> >
> > --
> > Thanks,
> > John Aldrich
> > Blueridge Industries
> > IT Manager
>
>
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