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Keith Clark keithclark at
Sat Jul 26 17:03:54 UTC 2008

Shizzle Cash wrote:
> On Jul 26, 2008, at 11:38 AM, Keith Clark wrote:
>> Karl,
>> In cups it appears that there is a driver for this printer.  I think  
>> the problem is the adapter.
>> Keith
> Is this a USB printer you're trying to run off an RS232 port, or an  
> RS232 printer you're attempting to run off a USB port?  It appears  
> that the CUPS driver for this printer doesn't support serial  
> connections, only parallel, network and usb (at least, according to  
> their site).  If it's a USB printer you're attempting to run off a  
> serial port, I'm curious as to why.  If your machine is out of USB  
> ports, your easiest option might be to just purchase a PCI USB card  
> and using printer off of that.  If it is the other way around, it  
> could either be the driver or the adapter.
> As a side-note, I know that some USB to RS232 adapters don't work well  
> under Linux.  Unfortunately, it seems to be a little bit of a crap- 
> shoot.  I know that Belkin (as overpriced as they are) does make one  
> (or several?) that works well under Linux.  I don't remember the model  
> off-hand, though.  Just something to check.  If you have another brand  
> of adapter (or a different model), I would suggest trying that first,  
> it might solve your problem.
This is a RS232 printer and I'm trying to connect it to a USB port.


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