new plotter/cutter

Tom Sparks tom_a_sparks at
Tue Jul 12 01:04:20 UTC 2011

I have just got a plotter/cutter
the plotter/cutter supports DMPL/HPGL
it mounts in /dev/usblp0
should I use CUPS or tux plot (, to control it?

Is there any way to create Virtual Serial Port that can point to /dev/usblp0 so I can use chiplotle (

Bus 002 Device 002: ID 4348:5584 WinChipHead CH34x printer adapter cable

Jul  6 13:09:30 tom-laptop kernel: [ 3774.430341] usblp0: USB Unidirectional printer dev 3 if 0 alt 0 proto 1 vid 0x4348 pid 0x5584

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