usb to parallel

asked 2013-11-08 15:41:42 -0500

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updated 2013-11-11 11:48:44 -0500

Has anyone successfully installed a printer with a parallel connector to a computer with a usb adapter cable? How did you do it?

bill

History Just had a hard drive failure and trying to get the system set up so everything works. Started using Linux with Ubuntu 9.? and that installation found the printer and everything worked. Somewhere among the upgrades the printer stopped working and the system doesn't recognize that a printer is connected. Used Windows XP to print. Spend days reading posting on trying to get it fixed but nothing worked. Now On new hard drive have Windows 8 that found the printer, Ubuntu 13.10 that does not find the printer. Have Mint 10 that found the printer. Mint 15 on usb and that does not find the printer. Was reading about Fedora and thought maybe it might work. Fedora is not installed. This is the output lsusb from Ubuntu 13.10

Bus 001 Device 003: ID 03f0:3307 Hewlett-Packard

Bus 001 Device 015: ID 1058:1110 Western Digital Technologies, Inc.

Bus 001 Device 014: ID 046d:c52b Logitech, Inc. Unifying Receiver

Bus 001 Device 013: ID 046d:c52b Logitech, Inc. Unifying Receiver

Bus 001 Device 012: ID 0409:0059 NEC Corp. HighSpeed Hub

Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Bus 005 Device 002: ID 050d:0002 Belkin Components

Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

I'm pretty sure Hewlett-Packard is the printer and Belkin is the adapter cable If anyone is willing to help get the printer working and Fedora also will work with Kmymoney and Ubuntu One i would be more than happy to install Fedora

bill

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Please tell us, what happens when you connect the parallel port of ur printer to the computer via a usb adapter? Does it show any error? Which Fedora version are you using? Does fedora detects the printer? Please post the output of lsusb as root after connecting the printer.

anishjp gravatar imageanishjp ( 2013-11-09 01:19:49 -0500 )edit