Questions regarding duplex printer in PSF/AIX.
Printer Systems (PRINT)
My customer has the following questions regarding definitions
of queues and printers in PSF for AIX 2.1
-He has defined via smit a TCP/IP printer.
-via the show/change char. of printer specified a simplex formdef
nothing specified at DUPLEX.
-via AIX Spooling defined 4 queues to meet his special forms change
Now he wants to define for every already defined queue an additional
queue which has a duplex characteristic.
In my opinion that is not possible an AIX queue is only a space
reservation without any print attribute, correct?
At the moment he has only one printer defined (3160 with TCPIP).
Is there a way to define somewhere two queues/printers? which are
'attached' to the same hardware? one logical printer for simplex and
an other logical printer for duplex?
Thanks, Jan de Rover
I'm not quite sure I understand what your question is. Are the 4
AIX queues "re-queueing" the jobs over to the PSF simplex queue?
Now you want 4 AIX queues to send to a PSF duplex queue?...or
you want the AIX queues to specify a duplex attribute and send
to a PSF duplex queue?
If I understand what you are trying to do, I would suggest creating
4 additional "special forms AIX queues" that "re-queue" to a PSF
DUPLEX queue. Just create your PSF TCPIP printer which should
default to a duplex formdef (F1A10111).
As for AIX queues, it depends on how you created them, and which
printer driver you selected as to whether there is a duplex option
or not. If you create a "User defined backend" queue, you will not
have any customizable attributes for that printer. If you create
it in such a way that AIX creates what is called a "virtual printer"
you WILL have customizable attributes. A "virtual printer" contains
all of your formatting attributes like duplex, pitch, page width,
length, etc. The attributes will differ with printer model and data-
stream, and "duplex" will not be valid in all scenarios.
If this doesn't address your problem, please respond clarifying what
you are wanting to do.
S e a r c h - k e y w o r d s:
PSF AIX duplex virtual printer queues
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