How to extend printer timeout period beyond value allowed by SMIT
How to extend the amount of time between the printer
running out of paper and the queue going DOWN?
Increase the printer timeout period (ptop) in SMIT.
You can also resubmit a print job with the "pr" command to
specify a starting page number.
You wanted to know how to increase the ptop beyond the limit
of 1000 smit imposes.
This is a sample of how to do so. It would have to be done
for your particular type of printer since each printer has its
own ODM entry.
The sample shown below is for a serial (rs232) printer. The
same can be done with printer/parallel/PRINTERTYPE...
cp /etc/objrepos/PdAt /etc/objrepos/PdAt.bak
odmget -q \\
"uniquetype like printer/rs232/* and attribute = ptop" PdAt > /tmp/file
for the 4039+ look for uniquetype = "printer/rs232/lex4039+"
The stanza will look like this:
uniquetype = "printer/rs232/lex4039+"
attribute = "ptop"
deflt = "300"
values = "1-2000,1"
width = ""
type = "R"
generic = "DU"
rep = "nr"
nls_index = 17
Change the 2000 (seconds) to the max value you want, 30000 for instance.
save the file.
odmdelete -q "uniquetype like printer/rs232/* and attribute = ptop" -o PdAt
Support Line: How to extend printer timeout period beyond value allowed by SMIT ITEM: CP5529L
Dated: October 1997 Category: N/A
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