keithclark at k-wbookworm.com
Sat Jul 26 18:03:54 BST 2008
Shizzle Cash wrote:
> On Jul 26, 2008, at 11:38 AM, Keith Clark wrote:
>> In cups it appears that there is a driver for this printer. I think
>> the problem is the adapter.
> 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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