Very New to AS/400 Operations (and I hate printers already)

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Okidata 590
I have an Okidata 590 impact printer that needs to be created on our AS/400. I used CRTDEVPRT to create the new printer device, but I'm not sure what to select in all the parameters and the printer will not print. I can ping the device on the network. And I get the outq to say RLS/WTR but the print jobs in the queue never get past the RDY state. They don't even go to PND. I must have an incorrect parameter.....any ideas on this? Thanks.

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The Okidata 590 may not be capable of printing output direct from the AS/400 without using a protocol converter. If your system has PSF/400 then one possible approach is to output IPDS and convert it to an Epson printer language that the Okidata 590 will understand. I have a software product that will do this. Please feel free to visit my Public Profile and contact me if you have any questions.

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  • WoodEngineer
    There are Okidata dot matrix printers attached to our AS/400 via HP JetDirect boxes. This requires no special software which we really like. Just need to configure your output queue for an IP attached printer and enter the Okidata printer model in the MFRTYPMDL parm and you should be good to go.
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  • Jean43
    The printer is connected to an HP JetDirect box. Here's what I've selected when I created the device using CRTDEVPRT. I hit enter and let the system create the outq with the same name. Even though the printer looks like it started, the print jobs just stay in RDY mode. Do you see anything that I missed or entered incorrectly? Any suggestions for me to try? Thanks. DevDesc = wheyship DevClass = *LAN DevType = 3812 DevModel = 1 LAN Attachment = *IP Port = 0 Online at IPL = *YES Font ID = 11 Point Size = *NONE Form feed = *Autocut Sep. Drawer = *FILE Sep. Pgrm = *NONE Printer Error Msg = *INQ Msg Queue = QSYSOPR Activation Time = 170 Inactivty Timer = *ATTACH Host Print Transform = *YES Manuf type and model = *OKI590IBM Paper Source 1 = *MFRTYPMDL Paper Source 2 = *MFRTYPMDL ASCII code = *NO Image Config = *NONE Graphic Char Set = *SYSVAL IP = '10.1.2.228' User defined option = *NONE User defined object = *NONE Data transform pgm = *NONE System driver pgm = HPPJLDRV Secure connectin = *NO Validation list = *NONE Support duplex = *UNKNOWN Support color = *UNKNOWN Pages per min black = *UNKNOWN Pages per min color = *UNKNOWN Location = *BLANK Data streams supported = *UNKNOWN Description = SP shipping plant Remove network identifier = *NETATR Workstation customizing object = *NONE Authority = *CHANGE
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  • RayV
    Hello You mighjt try changing the port from 0 to 9100. RayV
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  • TimRac
    Forgive me, but a STRPRTWTR command needs to be done to connect the printer to the outq.
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  • WoodEngineer
    Our Okidata printers do not have a DEVD on the AS/400 - just an output queue. This simplifies things and works well. When starting printers attached in this manner we use STRRMTWTR. There is a technique where a DEVD is created. We've tried both techniques and found no advantage to the DEVD method.
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