embossing files

Gregory Nowak greg at romuald.net.eu.org
Thu Mar 20 12:41:10 EST 2003

No, the blazer needs no init string as far as I know.
I've used mine with a bns, braillenote, dos, and windows, and no init strings were needed.

If you go to ftp://blazie.com, you'll find 1 or 2 blazer manuals there. 
Although if memory serves, I think they have some older versions there, and not the newer ones.


On Thu, Mar 20, 2003 at 12:16:17PM +0000, igueths at attbi.com wrote:
> Hi Adam. I have tried connecting the blazer to the parallel port directly, and 
> that still doesn't wok. And just to make sure I tried a second cable which I 
> knew worked and still no go. In fact, I tried the cable that went to the print 
> printer which I knew worked and that didn't even work. I also checked the 
> Blazer's options and it claims to be listening on the parallell port. I also 
> tried resetting it and that doesn't seem to work either. But again, I don't 
> have the manual to it anymore so I am not really sure why it is not working. 
> Perhaps it needs to be sent an init string which isn't being sent by the cat 
> command bc I am trying to send the raw file to the embosser? And in terms of 
> that msg, you menioned you seee it all the time. What is the port compatting 
> with? In other words, why does it go into "compatibility" mode every time a job 
> is sent to a printer? 
> > That message is quite normal.  In fact, I have never *not* seen it.  I
> > have also never used a Blazer.  Can you print at all from any computer
> > with it?  Does it work in Windows?  DOS?  Have you tried to reset it,
> > making sure it's listening to the parallel port?  How about connecting it
> > directly to the computer bypassing the switch.  I once saw a laser printer
> > that would work with a switch fine in Windows 98, but would only work if
> > directly connected to the computer in Linux.  I ended up making a Linux
> > machine into a Samba server to share the printer, obviating the need for
> > the switch.
> > 
> > 
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