A Unix serial printer looses print configuration or prints sporatically.

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Problem: A Unix serial printer, or Unix pseudo printer (a printer attached to a terminal), looses print configuration or prints sporadically.

 

Solution: As Superuser, run “stty sane < /dev/tty_device_of_printer” without quotes.

Where tty_device_of_printer is the serial node the printer is attached to.

For example stty sane < /dev/ttya09 for a serial printer attached to ttya09.

 

NOTE: Superuser commands can only be run by authorized personnel.

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