Subject: Re: parallel port ECP - USB!
To: Brian Gregor <>
From: Mike Cheponis <mac@Culver.Net>
List: current-users
Date: 09/01/2000 10:10:02
Geez, not to be a stick-in-the-mud, but it seems kinda crummy to solve a
software problem with hardware.


On Fri, 1 Sep 2000, Brian Gregor wrote:

> Regarding my slow HP Laserjet and NetBSD printing via the
> parallel port... I replaced the parallel cable with a USB->parallel port
> cable. I immediately got the following message in syslog: 
> ulpt0 at uhub0 port 2 configuration 1 interface 0 
> ulpt0: vendor 0x1293 product 0x0002, rev 1.00/1.04, addr 2, iclass 7/1
> Excellent!  Printing is now faster - the mouse in X no longer gets
> jerky and the system doesn't bog down while sending data to the
> printer.  I'm still going to go from 8 to 24 meg RAM in the printer, but
> at least the problem is mostly resolved.  
> Brian