printing via serial to usb cable

Wade Smart wadesmart at
Wed Jan 28 21:56:54 UTC 2009

Karl F. Larsen 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

20090128 1551 GMT-5

Woo dont take that out of context.

I ran out of ink a month or so ago and the printer sat until I got some 
more. When I installed the ink I moved the printer over to another table 
so I unplugged the cable. When I moved the printer back and plugged in 
the cable and I started having problems again.

And I can print as I said a few posts back:
wadesmart at wadesmart:~$ sudo echo "Printer Test" > /dev/ttyUSB0

That will sent a job to the printer but you have to manually press GO on 
  the printer to get it to print. However, that is not very efficient.


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