Re: USB to Parallel printer cable F12 x64

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Did you restart the computer with the printer turned on?

It shouldn't need that, but sometimes it just does.

Cheers,

Paul

Mick M. wrote:
> Hello list;
>   I have an older HP laserjet IIIP printer.
> It has serial and Parallel connectors only.
> Of course my MB only has USB.
> I have a couple of USB to Parallel smart cables.
>
> I have been using an 
> "Belkin USB F5U002 "
> lsusb: "Bus 006 Device 003: ID 05ab:0002 In-System Design Parallel Port"
> , with success.
>
> The other is:
> "Epson USB Adapter"  (model # ISD-103) smart cable
> lsusb: "Bus 005 Device 004: ID 04b8:0002 Seiko Epson Corp. ISD Smart Cable for Mac"
>
> I just put the printer on my F12 box and cannot get it to work.
> I had a USB printer working here just fine, so printing works.
>
> lsusb:
> Bus 006 Device 003: ID 05ab:0002 In-System Design Parallel Port
>
> This worked fine under Fedora 9/10/11 but not 12.
> I am running F12 x64 fully updated.
> When I run system-config-printer it is not detected.
> It will not let me add a printer.
>
> I tried power-cycling the printer, reseating the USB plug etc.
>
> It seems that the printer setup is invisible to the user now.
> What happened to the pull-down list of printers?
>
> KDE Info center -> USB Devices shows:
>
> Class 0((Defined at Interface level))
> Subclass    0
> Protocol    0
> USB Version 1.00
>
> Vendor ID 0x5ab (In-System Design)
> Product ID 0x2 (Parallel Port)
> Revision 1.04
>
> Speed 12 Mbit/s
> Channels 0
> Max. Packet Size 0
>
> The printer is connected and powered up.
>
> Plugging/unplugging the Epson cable /var/log/messages:
>
> [[email protected] ~]# tail /var/log/messages
> Feb 17 12:39:05 localhost kernel: usb 5-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=9, Product=12, SerialNumber=23
> Feb 17 12:39:05 localhost kernel: usb 5-1: Product: USB-Parallel Adapter
> Feb 17 12:39:05 localhost kernel: usb 5-1: Manufacturer: EPSON
> Feb 17 12:39:05 localhost kernel: usb 5-1: SerialNumber: 06625020vnao2id3
> Feb 17 12:39:05 localhost kernel: usb 5-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
> Feb 17 12:39:05 localhost kernel: usblp1: USB Bidirectional printer dev 5 if 0 alt 1 proto 2 vid 0x04B8 pid 0x0002
> Feb 17 12:39:05 localhost udev-configure-printer: invalid or missing IEEE 1284 Device ID
> Feb 17 12:39:05 localhost udev-configure-printer: invalid or missing IEEE 1284 Device ID ��#001���
> Feb 17 12:39:47 localhost kernel: usb 5-1: USB disconnect, address 5
> Feb 17 12:39:47 localhost kernel: usblp1: removed
>
> (yes those funny chars are on the screen)
>
>
> So how do you connect a parallel printer to a USB port and make it work now?
>
> Thanks
>   Mick M.
>
>
>
> Standard guarantee applies - 30 feet or 30 seconds, whichever comes first.
>
> #  find / -name "*your base*" -exec chown us:us {} \;
>
>
>  

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