"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."