Usb parallel adaptor weird problem (pl2305)

Thorny thorntreehome at
Sat Mar 21 14:00:34 UTC 2009

On Fri, 20 Mar 2009 14:15:17 -0600, Karl F. Larsen posted:

>     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, what you might be referring to is a USB "A" to "B" M/M cable if
on that end it is sort of rectangular with a couple of rounded off corners
at the top(best description I can come up with without a picture but USB
printers and scanners often use them)

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