printing via serial to usb cable

Karl F. Larsen klarsen1 at
Wed Jan 28 21:15:15 UTC 2009

Wade Smart wrote:
> 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.

    Let me understand this. You put new ink in the printer and it 
stopped working? Why are we talking about cups and /dev/ttyS0 when the 
problem is he/she got a bad ink or installed it wrong?

    Fix the ink problem and then perhaps all will be good.


>>>  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?
> Wade


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