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Author Topic: Sheeva as print server using USB -> Parallel adapter  (Read 5607 times)

Cestrian

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Sheeva as print server using USB -> Parallel adapter
« on: 08 May 2010, 01:10:37 pm »

Hi All,

I wondered whether anyone is using they're Sheeva as a print server and if so whether they're using a USB to parallel adapter (ie Belkin) to drive a Laserjet?

I have an old Lj4 and it would be good to be able to share it for a number of PCs but I've no idea whether the USB->Parallel would come with Linux drivers? Or is support built in? I don't really know where to start.

Any advice appreciated!
Thanks,
Tony
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jrs

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Re: Sheeva as print server using USB -> Parallel adapter
« Reply #1 on: 07 August 2011, 03:07:36 pm »

I have have been working on it for a day and it's too buggy. There are problems because the usb --> parallel converter does not pass the printer usb-id etc.

Instead I went for the simple solution: buy a Jetdirect plugin for your laserjet and hook it up to the ethernet.
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