Edmond Rodriguez on 19 Oct 2010 09:25:43 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Serial & parallel ports; lack thereof

  • From: Edmond Rodriguez <erodrig97.list@gmail.com>
  • To: "Philadelphia Linux User's Group Discussion List" <plug@lists.phillylinux.org>
  • Subject: Re: [PLUG] Serial & parallel ports; lack thereof
  • Date: Tue, 19 Oct 2010 12:25:35 -0400
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Sadly, even though the cable in my previous post works great, Linux is
not included in the "Requirements" (yet?).
.......Requirements : Windows 98/98SE/2000/ME/XP/Vista Mac OS 9.2.........

A previous reviewer of this cable had mentioned it worked on Linux,
and how it was used, which helped me.    Also the two way feature
described, seemed to make it an ideal cable.

There are similar serial cables, but I have no clue if they would "just work".

Here is one:  http://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-SBT-USC6M-Hi-Speed-Serial-Adapter/dp/B000BF106C/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1287505272&sr=1-1

Of course, I would think there are many others, as another poster
suggested, and widely varying prices.

On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 11:35 AM, Edmond Rodriguez
<erodrig97.list@gmail.com> wrote:
> I use this usb to parallel cable on Linux  (only paid $7 in 2009 from
> a different seller maybe) with my old printer and it all works.  No
> software needed.
> It puts my printer on /dev/usb/lp0 automatically.   The automated
> printing software included with Linux (Cups/Kde), sees the printer and
> knows what it is.
> http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0007UVRVO/ref=oss_product
> I have read a little, about possible issues with two way
> communication?   I decided to just try it, and in my case, for a
> printer, works great.
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