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06-07-2002, 12:07 PM
I was wondering if you ever solved your problem. I am having the same thing happen with an HP LaserJet 2100 connected to an external Jet Direct.
06-14-2002, 06:12 AM
Am interested in your problem. I have spent many hours getting this kind of solution working. Let me have some more detaisl and I'll see if I can help. Carl email me at email@example.com
06-19-2002, 07:33 AM
I have all sorts of printers configured.. HP, Xerox, Oki, IBM. I use AFP/IPDS/SCS in various configurations. Post your devd and your outq config here. BUT it sounds like perhaps someone is printing from the Network and changing the default formtype perhaps?? Possibly to A4??
06-21-2002, 12:02 PM
No one is printing between my attempts to print.
06-28-2002, 10:15 AM
We have several HP lasers set up on our 400 using PJL. The following is the command used to create them. Are you printers set to Port 9100?? Also, try setting the idle timeout on the Jet Direct card to zero. You can do this using telnet from the command prompt.
07-01-2002, 12:20 PM
Thanks for the info. My port was set to 9100 already. I changed the idle timeout to 0 as you suggested, but I still had the same problem. However, when I compared the parameters that you use to create the device description, I noticed that yours emulates a IBM 4317 while mine emulated a HP4000 as per the IBM software technical document. When I changed the MFRTYPMDL to IBM4317 it worked!! Thanks so very much for your help.
07-17-2002, 02:10 PM
We are using HP4100n Printers on a wan. Our As400 is also connected the network via tcp/ip. The printers are defined to the as400 using the crtdevprt command as described in this forum. They are using internal jetdirect cards. I'm using 20 CPI and *AFPDS with overlay image printing. When I print to the printer, some of the text output does not match the RLU image. Example: RLU: Part# Description 0123456789012345 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Output: Part# Description 01234567890123xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx The output is the correct cpi. The problem text is not in an overlay area. The rest of the form (before and after) appears correct. Does anyone have this experience. Thank you for your advice/help.. Mark R. Hutchins
07-18-2002, 10:12 AM
Mark, I'm not sure what the problem is; are you saying it's cutting off part of the previous field? Or is it not respecting the field spacing you are specifying? The only problem I've experienced with Printer Files that I've worked with RLU on is that fields sometimes don't honor the positions they are laid out at. For some reason, RLU prefers to use relative positioning instead of exact positioning on the line. In RLU, it'll look right, but when printed out the field will be in the wrong position. To fix this, I go back and make the position explicit for that field. Bill > We are using HP4100n Printers on a wan. Our As400 is also connected the network via tcp/ip. The printers are defined to the as400 using the crtdevprt command as described in this forum. They are using internal jetdirect cards. I'm using 20 CPI and *AFPDS with overlay image printing. When I print to the printer, some of the text output does not match the RLU image. Example: > RLU: Part# Description > 0123456789012345 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > Output: > Part# Description > 01234567890123xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > The output is the correct cpi. The problem text is not in an overlay area. The rest of the form (before and after) appears correct. > Does anyone have this experience. Thank you for your advice/help.. > Mark R. Hutchins
08-27-2002, 09:54 AM
I hope someone can help me. I have a printer hooked up to the network. It is a HP Laser Printer and has an Internal Jet Direct. This printer was working great until today. Whenever I print something from the AS/400, it makes me press the form feed button before it prints anything. I get an CPD337F message on the printer (Invalid Port Number, Device not Ready etc.) - I can print to this from Microsoft Word or Excel but from the AS/400 it doesn't work. Does anybody have any ideas? Thanks in advance for any responses.
08-27-2002, 09:54 AM
Its not necessarily an AS400 problem. I found this on an HP printing forum and seemed to work. One post said using PCL6 drivers may assist in resetting the Manual Feed to On and that the PCL5e driver did not. To reset: If your users are having to press the form feed button it is possible that the 2100 is stuck in manual feed mode. Let's try a cold reset on the printer and see if we can't get you back on track: A cold reset on the LaserJet 2100 is performed by first powering down the printer. While powering it up, click and hold the Job Cancel (small) button for less than 20 seconds but more than 10 seconds. ******If you want the JetDirect card reset, too, leave it in the printer. If you want to preserve the settings on the JetDirect card, you'll want to remove it before resetting the printer.******
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