USB <--> Parallel Printer-Cable

Nils Kassube kassube at
Sat Aug 4 20:30:20 UTC 2007

Davide Corio wrote:
> Il giorno sab, 04/08/2007 alle 14.04 +0200, Christian Tschabuschnig ha
> scritto:
> > Does anyone know, if USB-Parallel-Printer-Cables work with Ubuntu?
> > I consider buying this product:
> > <>
> Hi,
> I think it should work without problems.
> It's just a cable

Actually it isn't just a cable. USB is 4 wires only with a serial 

My experience with a USB -> parallel printer cable: The printer has to be 
switched on during boot time. Otherwise I have to unplug and reinsert the 
USB plug of the cable and / or reload the usblp module and / or restart 
cups. Sorry, I don't remember the exact procedure because I use the 
printer only very seldom.


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