USB->Parallel cable compatibility
On Fri, May 06, 2011 at 07:26:43AM -0400, Steve Clark wrote:
> >I have an installation where we're replacing a rather old Linux
> >box with a new one that has no parallel ports. The old box has
> >two parallel ports going to Okidata printers.
> I have been using a usb-to-parallel adapter connected to an old Canon
> LBP-860 for several
> years now. lsusb list it as:
> WinChipHead CH34x printer adapter cable
In Jan 2010 I bought a generic parallel USB adapter from ebay for $3.29
(inc shipping) and used it on CentOS 5 with my old old laser printer.
It just worked.
lsusb identified it as
ID 067b:2305 Prolific Technology, Inc. PL2305 Parallel Port
Hmm, ebay description was "USB TO PARALLEL PRINTER ADAPTER 1284 CABLE 36
Yeah, this looks like the same model
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