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Printer configuration with AIX RealPort

The AIX server:

# smit printer

Select the following menu items:

Printer/Plotter Devices
Add Printer/Plotter
osp Other serial printer
rs232
Select appropriate sa device

Fill in the options to match the printer settings:

PORT number [16] <-Actual port number on Portserver BAUD rate [9600] <-Baud rate the printer is set for PARITY [none] <-Parity the printer is set for BITS per character [8] <-Character bits the printer is set for Number of STOP BITS [1] <-Stop bits the printer is set for FLOW CONTROL to be used [rts] <-Flow control printer is set for

Enter appropriate entries then press [Enter] to save

On the Digi Portserver, or Digi One device:

Telnet to the portserver from your host, login as root:

#> set port dev=prn ra=##
#> set flow ra=## altpin=on
[for those ports using 8 wire RJ45 cable]

*Note: ''##'' represents the actual port number(s). For a range of ports, use the following format: ra=1-16 (one through sixteen). For individual ports use the following format: ra=1,5,9 (port one, five and nine).

Printer not printing:

If you cannot print to the printer, it may mean that the DCD signal is not cabled properly try the following command from the AIX prompt:

# chdev -l lp# -a forcedcd=enable

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