Parallel Printer

Ken Adams adams.ken.j at
Sun Sep 13 20:55:39 UTC 2009

On Sun, 2009-09-13 at 14:26 -0600, Karl F. Larsen wrote:
> Robert Holtzman wrote:
> > On Sun, Sep 13, 2009 at 05:22:11PM +0100, Ken Adams wrote:
> >> I am changing my network around here at home. The one major change I
> >> want to do is to make my printers available on the network, without a
> >> running "Print Server" PC.
> >>
> >> If I buy a Parallel -> USB converter cable, will Ubuntu be able to
> >> access the printer OK via a USB Print Server like the Netgear PS121.
> > 
> > I had a Canon BubbleJet parallel printer circa Stone Age. When I got my
> > new desktop there was no parallel port so I picked up a parallel to USB
> > cable and got it working. The problem was that every time I went to use
> > it I had to play with changing drivers. It never worked with the same
> > one twice. Finally it refused to work at all and I believe it's now in
> > low Earth orbit. Later I was told by repair shop that a lot of people
> > have trouble with those cables. I went with a new cheap HP and never
> > looked back.  
> > 
> > 
> 	Good advice. You can't buy a printer now that isn't USB ported.
> 73 Karl
Just a quick search on google shows you that many companies sell
Parallel only printers, Brother to mention just one.

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