LinuxWorld: Ask the Geek: Setting up a serial printer
Aug 03, 2000, 22:13 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joshua Drake)
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"I have an old serial-based dot-matrix printer. How do I set
this up to work with Linux?"
"Wow, it's been quite a while since I had to set up a
"For those who are unfamiliar with the technology, serial port
connections offer several advantages over parallel port
connections, and even over category 5 network cabling. Serial
connections do not suffer from distance limitations to the extent
that other technologies do. On the downside, serial connections are
"Setting up Linux for serial-based printing is not
difficult, but there are some extra steps that you'll need to take.
The first step is to make sure that Linux sees your serial ports.
There are several ways to do this."
- Linux Magazine: Getting All That's Fit to Print with Linux(Jul 25, 2000)
- LinuxPR: Common UNIX Printing System 1.1.1 Released
(Jul 22, 2000)
- LinuxPR: Easy Software Products Releases ESP Print Pro v4.1.1
(Jul 22, 2000)
- SysAdmin: LPRng [Configuration and Installation](May 28, 2000)
- Linux Journal: Taming the Horrors of Printers and Printing, Part 4(Feb 28, 2000)
- Linux Journal: Taming the Horrors of Printers and Printing, Part 3(Feb 17, 2000)
- Linux Journal: Taming the Horrors of Printers and Printing, Part 2(Feb 12, 2000)
- Linux Journal: Taming the Horrors of Printers and Printing, Part 1(Jan 28, 2000)
- APCMag: Linux Printing(Nov 12, 1999)