unseen added devices

taeb 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
Mac OS.

> 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
> configuration'
> 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
> wiki.

	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.

> Cheers,
> Trent

Thanks for your input, Trent.


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