Usb parallel adaptor weird problem (pl2305)

Karl F. Larsen klarsen1 at
Fri Mar 20 20:15:17 UTC 2009

Sebastián Ariel Mazzitelli wrote:
> I'm gonna try testing the printer in an older machine and also i have 
> another lpt printer so i'll test it with the adapter and see what happens.
> It's going to take me a few days to set everything up, so i'll be back 
> with the test results in a short wile.
> Sebastian.
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>> Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2009 19:51:40 -0500
>> From: Chris Mohler <cr33dog at>
>> Subject: Re: Usb parallel adaptor weird problem (pl2305)
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>> On Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 5:51 PM, Sebasti?n Ariel Mazzitelli
>> <samazzitelli at> wrote:
>> [...]
>>> I'm assuming that the usb-parallel adapter is the problem but i don't know how to solve it.
>> I think you may be right -  USB<-->LPT adapters have always given me problems.
>> Do you have an older machine around that you can boot a live CD on and
>> test it (and the driver) on the parallel port?
>> Chris
    I have a rather old Brother model HL-1440 and I have connected to it 
with a parallel port plug for the past several years. But I bought a few 
USB plugs at the Dollar Store for one dollar a piece. One of the plugs 
had the normal USB on one end and a very small more square plug on the 
other end.

    To my great pleasure it fit the plug on the printer! So I unplugged 
the big heavy parallel port cable and used the USB cable and told the 
printer driver in Ubuntu to look for a USB port and it worked perfect in 
every way.

    You might look at the back of your printer :-)



	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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