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Re: Printing on Ultra1. The never ending story.

On Mon, 2005-08-08 13:03:10 +0200, F. Kappen <kappen@tfh-berlin.de> wrote:
> "F. Kappen" wrote:
> > Does this mean, that I can not use CUPS for my intended purpose? Or is
> > there a workaround for this problem?
> Thanks to Dieter Jurzitza.
> I followed his advice:
> mv /dev/lp0 /dev/lp0_org
> ln -s /dev/ttyS1 /dev/lp0
> and it works. Great!

*cough* You don't seriously use this "solution", do you? Who will
correctly set-up the serial port? Serial settings are by principle
volatile. You cannot rely on them being the same after an open/close

CUPS actually *can* use serial ports and fully allows to configure
those. I've done that for a Point of Sale printer for some time. (I
wrote a gs driver and a PPD for it to allow Postscript printout on this
dumb thingie...)

A little call to Google ("cups serial printer") brought up:


which you may find interesting to read.


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