Subject: Re: printer ports on DECstation 5000/133
To: Nik Ingle <ingle@fastloki.Stanford.EDU>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
List: port-pmax
Date: 08/26/1999 18:15:38
In message <Pine.GSO.3.96.990826174929.8039C-100000@fastloki.Stanford.EDU>
Nik Ingle writes:

>I would like to set up an HP color deskjet printer, which I have
>been using on my PC/Linux box, as a local printer on a DECstation
>However, none of the connectors on the back of the box are labeled with
>any markings I understand.
>Is there a parallel port like on a pc, or will I need to get a special

No parallel port. Workstations from that era didn't have PC parallel
ports; they used serial instead. Not just DEC: Sun and HP too. A cable
won't help unless you get a serial-to-parallel cable and figure out
how to make it work.  How about networking the PC to the Decstation?