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.
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