printing via serial to usb cable

Wade Smart wadesmart at
Wed Jan 28 19:54:43 UTC 2009

Chris Mohler wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 1:31 PM, Wade Smart <wadesmart at> wrote:
>> and to Karla and Steve... if I wasnt short of money I would. But this
>> was working just fine with the parallel to usb and then I put in new ink
>> and it wont work. If I new what was wrong with the parallel to usb I
>> would use that but, its causing so many errors and I had this cable - I
>> thought why not
> Wade - do you have an older machine in a closet somewhere that has a
> parallel port and ethernet?  If so, you could make a print server out
> of it - that's what I have set up at the home office so I can print
> from every machine and OS...  An older laptop should work pretty well,
> since it will be thriftier on power consumption.  I'm using a tiny
> pIII tower right now - though I did score a laptop that someone threw
> out(!), but I still need to track down a new CPU fan for it.
> Just a thought...
> Chris

20090128 1353 GMT-5

Boy, wouldnt it be helpful if I did :D

Unfortunately I do not.

What gets me is (and this is just in my own head and might not be 
correct), if I can echo something out to the printer manually - doesnt 
that mean it should print?

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