Optra T522.

I was concerned about a possible network issue. We have quiet a few of these Lexmark printers. Can't remember the model numbers. But, if others had dropped PJL output, it would have been ugly. Seems isolated to this printer, or it's network connection.

When I started theer in 1996, there was almost no CAT5 cable. My pc was connected using an emulator board and a weird combination of cable types. Winked out "frequently". I definitely do not miss that connection. Thank goodness for the DSCJOB option. Saved me a great deal of pain.

John McKee
-----Original message-----
From: "Jim Franz" franz400@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Tue, 10 May 2011 21:52:57 -0500
To: "Midrange Systems Technical Discussion" midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: PJL and PostScript

T522 or X522 or C522 ? - all have different mfrtypmdl... and do choose one
of the *lex..., not the *ibm...

Some of what you describe, and the 5250 winking out sounds more like a
network traffic issue, or something in the network blocking some of the low
level traffic..
Jim

----- Original Message -----
From: "jmmckee" <jmmckee@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Midrange Systems Technical Discussion" <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 10:38 PM
Subject: Re: PJL and PostScript


I believe it is a 522. It has been working nicely for quite a while. It
is a Clinical printer, so it is another person's responsibility. This
printer can scan wristbands, fax, copy, and print. I have been moving them
away from remote outqueues, as the little workhorses can just flat ignore a
print job if they are busy. As a device, that stopped. But, this business
today where it just does a buffer flush on PJL is odd. Both PJL and
PostScript are enabled. For now, it has been replaced until the network
card can be replaced. Should a buffer flush result in something being sent
back to the i? I did not see anything in QSYSOPR or the writer job log.
If we had not been there to see the buffer flush, there would have been no
record that it had happened.


I asked the guy who works on these to try a quick test tomorrow. I want
to know if it misbehaves connected to a different port with a different IP
address. I am hoping it does the buffer flush again. But, I wanted to
see if the behavior was confined to the printer. Yesterday, my 5250
session winked out. Haven't seen that in a long time. Odd thing is I
have a second pc connected to the single drop in my office through a
switch. Different IP address. It worked flawlessly.

John McKee
John McKee


-----Original message-----
From: "Jim Franz" franz400@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Tue, 10 May 2011 21:00:38 -0500
To: "Midrange Systems Technical Discussion" midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: PJL and PostScript

You didn't mention which Lexmark printer (it does matter).
Check the IBM Knowledgebase doc and make sure the mfrtypmdl is set
right -
and if SNMP supported, try it, then pjl, and last is lpr...
Postscript - no...
I'm not surprised someone said replace the network card... there have
been
issues. If this is an older printer, or old software version in the
printer,
check for updates.
It should handle the pjl & postscript switch (if configured right &
updated
software).
Is there an ipds card in the printer?
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=nas1023b5ee0895389a7862569c10078d695

Jim Franz



----- Original Message -----
From: "jmmckee" <jmmckee@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Midrange Systems Technical Discussion" <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 8:26 PM
Subject: PJL and PostScript


A Lexmark printer on the network prints from at least two systems. One
is
HP and that system is sending PostScript. It was working just fine.
However, the i was another system. It was sending PJL.Initially, it was
set up as a remote output queue. I changed it to a device. No
difference,
If the output queue was held, the spool file was on the i. Release the
queue, and the job history on the Lexmark showed the spool file arriving
and the buffer being flushed. I was told that this has happened before,
and the network card had to be replaced in the printer. J\I know
nothing
would get sent back to QSYSOPR when configured as a remote output queue.
So, I changed it. I did see a message to change forms - which was
answered
by reply list. But nothing else.

On v5r4.

The Lexmark actually has PJL as a default.

Two questions:

1) Can v5r4 send PostScript?
2) Anybody else run into this, and if so, were you able to get some
message back on QSYSOPR?

John McKee
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