>From: address@hidden >Organization: Western Michigan >Keywords: 200008140350.e7E3ogN04904 McIDAS printing DEV=P Elen and John, >I am sorry to tell you that the printer is still not "visible" from mcidas >in my account (cutrim). When I do the command: >LA 6239 6258 DEV=P lpr -Pqms >the next line says: >difax: unknown printer Since I can do the equivalent on my machine here at Unidata, I assume that the problem is either: o your session doesn't know what the printer 'qms' is or o there is a problem with 'qms' >Maybe John has to give the IP address of the -Pqms printer to Tom so he >can make mcidas "see" the printer. This is not a McIDAS thing. I did no configuration to my McIDAS installation to make the following work: IMGLIST RTIMAGES/GE-IR.ALL DEV=P lpr -Php Elen, you should test to see if you can print anything to 'qms' outside of McIDAS. Until that works, printing from inside McIDAS will not work. >From address@hidden Mon Aug 14 13:37:29 2000 >Ok Tom, >I see what you are saying. But there use to be a command on McIDAS that >we could do a Screen dump and print anything on the screen including >image and graphs. The screen dump stuff that I remember was in McIDAS-OS2 (and -DOS). It was never in -X >But also one could print any statistics or command by just adding a >parameter DEV=P. I thought McIDAS-X needed just the identification of the >printer. For printing textual things you are correct. I verified this by successfully running the IMGLIST command above. The printer 'hp' is accessible to me in my Unix session, and I didn't have to do anything in McIDAS to use output capabilities. >I will try to save the images as GIF and use xview or something else to >print the images. But I cannot print any text from the dialog window. >Basically, I would like to know the content of each GOES image area. OK. I think that the ball is in John T's and your court on this one as there is no additional stuff that has to be done to McIDAS. >Right now, I am writing on my laptop the date and time of each area after >I display them, so when I need to revisit these areas I know who they are. I understand. Again, get the printing working outside of McIDAS first and then it should work with no additional effort inside of McIDAS. Tom
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