igueths at attbi.com
Thu Mar 20 15:30:33 EST 2003
Hi Luke. Do you have a Blazer? I have everything set in regards to
Parallel port. And yes it claims to be active even though it seems that it
isn't. I believe there is one setting regarding parallel ports, and the
rest of the stuff on ports is serial. So I am not sure why it is not
May you code in the power of the source,
may the kernel, libraries, and utilities be with you,
throughout all distributions until the end of the epoch.
On Thu, 20 Mar 2003, Luke Davis wrote:
> I can confirm this: no init strings. It should "just work".
> Are you sure you have everything configured properly in the config menu,
> regarding ports, etc.? sorry if you already answered that; I haven't been
> following the entire thread.
> On Thu, 20 Mar 2003, Gregory Nowak wrote:
> > 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.
> > Hth.
> > Greg
> > 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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