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Configuration of a Resident Program After Installation in Memory of a Personal Computer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000040462D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Clark, RE [+details]

Abstract

A Printer Communication Routine program, which is resident in the memory of a (Personal Computer) PC and allows an operator to do basic printer control functions, such as indexing the paper up or down, setting the top of the form, feeding the form, and loading the paper, for example, changes it configuration after its initialization sequence has been completed without power-on-reset (POR) when a different printer is connected to the PC. This enables the Printer Communication Routine program to control different printers which do not accept the same commands or have the same communication protocols.