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Old 05-09-2017
AIX 4.3 - Need help - Printers not working

I am running an old IBM P-Series server running AIX 4.3 (I know a dinosaur). The OS has not been updated.

We had a hard drive failure last weekend, and I was able to get most of the system back up, however, I have 3 line printers and 3 label printers that I can not get working. I have tried everything I can find online with no luck.

My former programmer (who set the system up and managed it) passed away last year.

I hope that there is someone who can either call me or if you are in the Dallas area, come by and help me get up and running.

The line printers are 2 Okidata Microline 4410 and an IBM (Ricoh) 6500.

The label printers are DataMax.

Please help, i'm stuck in the mud.
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Old 05-09-2017
I'm not an AIX expert but in generic terms it sounds like your print services daemon isn't running.

On quick web search I found this:
Stopping/Starting Printing processes - Toolbox for IT Groups

Hopefully you'll get replies on here from real AIX experts.
# 3  
Old 05-09-2017
Thanks

I actually found someone in Dallas who knows AIX 4.3 and he got me up and running.

Thanks for the heads up though. I appreciate it.

I finally got approval to get into the 20th century with a Linux Server Smilie
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