printing via serial to usb cable

Chris Mohler cr33dog at
Wed Jan 28 21:54:09 UTC 2009

On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 3:15 PM, Karl F. Larsen <klarsen1 at> wrote:
> 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.

@Karl: From the OP:

I borrowed a serial to usb cable. I was able to print a test page by:
sudo echo "Printer Test" > /dev/ttyUSB0

@Wade: did you try to chmod 666 /dev/ttyUSB0 yet?  This smells like a
permission issue of some type, but the latest hal/udev/etc device
handling is all a bit mysterious to me ;)


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