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Re: Printer conundrum

Paul Talacko wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 31, 2001 at 01:17:15PM -0500, Adam C Powell IV wrote:
> > But in the meantime, kudos to InfoWave for at least giving us the specs.  Now if
> > I could only find a good serial reference for some kind of standard way to send
> > "packets" to the serial port...  After that it should be pretty easy, then we can
> > increase their sales by 2% or so. :-)
> There was a bit of a discussion about this on the linuxppc list.  The general
> consensus there was "it's too complicated, go and buy a localtalk to ethernet
> bridge or an ethernet to parallel box.  They are slightly more expensive, but
> easy to set up and they WORK".

Yes, it's complicated, but so is a PPC kernel.  Maybe the same people would suggest we all
get Intel boxes? :-P

> However, one person managed to get PowerPrint printing half a page before it
> froze.  He posted a copy of his printcap and his filter.  I could post them up
> here if people don't object.
> So it seems to work a bit.

Excellent!  I'm interested...  Or if there's a URL of the archived message, I'm sure there
would be no objection to posting that.

-Adam P.

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