unseen added devices
taeb at netins.net
Tue May 3 15:17:46 UTC 2005
On Tue, May 03, 2005 at 04:12:35PM +0800, Trent Lloyd wrote:
> Are you sure your printer attaches to the serial port? I highly doubt
> that, you are most likely looking for the 'parallel port' (The port
> looks similar to the older DB25 serial ports)
Yes, I am certain it is plugged into a serial port. Macs of
this vintage used serial printers. This printer had been used by the
donor on a Mac, and, as I said, the printer worked as expected under the
> The printer manager should detect it if its plugged in during boot (you
Yes, that's what I thought would happen. dmesg did not show
anything to indicate that it did, however.
> still have to open printer manager yourself)
> If that is not the case, you should be able to add it, using parallel
> ort #1
There is no parallel port on this machine. And, yes, I do
recognize that most people are PC users which has parallel ports. :)
> As for the scanner, you might want too look at what those sites had to
> say about it working.
> Unfortunately 'working' doesn't mean 'works on ubuntu' or 'works with
> little effort', it can often mean 'working after some setup and
> If you want a list of what ubuntu does out of the box / fairly easy, you
> would have to look on the ubuntu site, in the hardware list under the
Well, I've been digging around on the web for a while now
without any success, but I'll keep at it. It may be, as someone said in
another thread, I'll just have to live without readily available
printing. And scanning.
Thanks for your input, Trent.
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