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Old 07-29-2009, 09:08 PM   #1
gramofenomeno
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Print via Parallel to USB cable


Hi

I need some help in order to install an Samsung ML-1210 printer wich have only one parallel connector. I bought an TrendNet cable named "USB to parallel convertor" and the printer was connected.

Thenm I installed Mandriva 2009 and try to configure it... the systems detects printer and apparently makes the configuration process, but when I try to print (or even echo "hola" > /dev/usb/lp0) the printer warms the toner cartridge and the leds blink, but never prints anything.

My /etc/cups/printers.conf file currently is as follows:

< DefaultPrinter LASER >
Info Estudio
Location tarfful.alliance.org
DeviceURI usb://Samsung/ML-1210
State Idle
StateTime 1248890857
Accepting Yes
Shared Yes
JobSheets none none
QuotaPeriod 0
PageLimit 0
KLimit 0
OpPolicy default
ErrorPolicy stop-printer
< / Printer >

I'll appreciate a lot any help!

Thanks in advance
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GRAMO
 
Old 07-30-2009, 07:31 AM   #2
marozsas
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I guess what you need to do is to install the printer on the system, I mean, associate a driver to the printer. It is done by the cups web interface (http://localhost:631/) or by some administrative tool provided by your distro. I don't known Mandriva, but in Fedora is system-config-printer; in openSuse is by YaST2...don't go through by editing the cups files by hand...

The goods news is your printer is fully supported in Linux. In my Fedora it uses the driver "Samsung ML-1210 Foomatic/gdi" driver.

PS: ahh..and sending ascii data directly to the device don't work for printers which expect binary data like yours; so, the echo test is meaningless...

Last edited by marozsas; 07-30-2009 at 07:34 AM.
 
Old 07-30-2009, 09:49 AM   #3
gramofenomeno
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Thanks

In Mandriva the tool is named printerdrake, and is the way I used in order to configure the printer.

I know that the printer is supported in fact my problem is because I buy a new computer, the old one, with mandriva works OK, the printer via parallel cable works OK and the echo "Hello" > /dev/lp0 works fine and the printer prints Hello

Thanks for your help
 
Old 07-30-2009, 01:32 PM   #4
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I see...

I had the same situation a few weeks ago. I bought a new baseboard and in this new baseboard there is no parallel port, just one serial and 8 USB ports. My printer is a HP DeskJet 640C, which has only parallel port.

Based on my own experience with a cable like yours I had to install a new printer - (I left the auto-detected printer there) - because it didn't work at first - and just create another one using the Fedora system-config-printer.

I don't known why, but the printer created by my self works; the one created automatically don't.
 
  


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