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USB to Parallel Printer Adapter

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lsusb ID etc.

usb-devices "MxPwr"

ID 067b:2305

Prolific Technology, Inc. PL2305 Parallel Port

100mA

Works directly from raspiblue's USB port when connected to an old Canon BJC-250 printer using the driver provided within RISC OS Pi. Could not install CUPS within wheezy-raspbian due to missing armhf versions of some of the dependent libraries1. However this was possible for soft-float wheezy-armel. To ensure detection of the connected printer the system-config-printer... packages also needed to be installed and printer users need to be added to the lpadmin group.

Printer Management GUI and CUPS Test page:

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Partial snapshots of synaptic showing some of the CUPS and printer management software required:

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  1. Subsequently sorted out by upgrading the packages from the "2012-10-28" image. (1)


2014-04-17 20:39