Need help configuring a serial impact printer with Ubuntu 7.10

Johan Pretorius jpretorius at
Tue Mar 4 10:19:43 UTC 2008

We are currently investigating the viability of Linux for a “Point of sale
System”. Our current point of sale is using Epson TMU220 Slip printers with
a serial interface (this is also based on Linux but the Application simply
writes directly to the Serial port (rather than using CUPS/LPD).

I have gone as far as trying to configure the printer with System → Admin
→ Printing, but I cannot get the printer to work - Ubuntu keeps on telling
me that the printer may be disconnected.

Does anyone have any pointers on how to get this sort of printer to work
(the open printing database says that this printer is supported, but I
cannot figure out how to make it work with CUPS)


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