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How to add a printer when using Trueport for AIX.
As Trueport by default creates terminal devices for each Trueport device node. To add a printer you must first remove the terminal device from the Trueport device then a printer device can be created.
# smit tp
Manage TTY Devices
Remove a TTY
Make a note of the tpm master device number (tpm#)
Select the Trueport device to remove
change KEEP definition in database = no
now you can add the printer device
Return to Perle Trueport main menu
Manage Printer Devices
Add a Print Queue
Select the printer type
Choose Add NEW Printer
Choose tp for the Printer Interface
Create a queue name for the the particular emulation
Edit the PORT number to be the Trueport master device number from above (value 0 - 1023)
Printer/Plotter type osp
Printer/Plotter interface tp
Description Other serial printer
Parent adapter tp
* PORT number  +
BAUD rate  +
PARITY [none] +
BITS per character  +
Number of STOP BITS  +
FLOW CONTROL to be used [dtr] +
OPEN DISCIPLINE to be used [direct] +
STTY attributes for RUN time [clocal,cread,xon,xany,> +
STREAMS modules to be pushed at OPEN time [sptr,tioc] +
Printer TIME OUT period  +#
STATUS of device at BOOT time available +
Configure the serial communication parameters to match the serial printer's configuration. Ensure that the Flow Control is correctly configured.
When the process is completed the printer name and print queue name is displayed.
You can manage the print queue from smit or via the command line.
# lpstat -pjet2
Queue Dev Status Job Files User PP % Blks Cp Rnk
------- ----- --------- --- ------------------ ---------- ---- -- ----- --- ---
jet2 lp0 READY