printing via serial to usb cable

Wade Smart wadesmart at
Wed Jan 28 22:03:02 UTC 2009

Chris Mohler wrote:
> 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 ;)
> Chris

Yes I did that right away and still had errors.
I think it might be time to do something else.
When I have a few extra dollars Ill get a network card for it.


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