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Subject: Parallel Port
From: Matthias Kleinschmidt <>
Date: Fri, 09 Apr 1999 16:56:36 -0400
In-reply-to: <>; from Thomas Bogendoerfer on Fri, Apr 09, 1999 at 09:17:20PM +0200
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On Fri, Apr 09, 1999 at 09:17:20PM +0200, Thomas Bogendoerfer wrote:
> > What about parallel port support? Or am I just unable to find it?
> who needs it ? These days every sane printer has a ethernet built in or
> is attached to a 386sx Linux box as print server:-) And scanners
> shouldn't be connected to printer ports. But a parallel port driver
> isn't a major deal (as long as it is a _printer_ port) and could be
> done by nearly everbody during a evening hacking session:-)

I would like to have printer support for my Indy because I can't find an
ethernet port on my $140 printer :-) and I would like to connect it to my
Indy rather than to my laptop (so I don't have to plug the printer in and
out every time I take my laptop with me).
And it may be true that nearly everybody (who has the documentation) could
write a driver but I don't have the documentation and I never wrote a device
driver. If it is really that easy it schould not be much work for one of the
Indy kernel hackers.


Matthias Kleinschmidt
Cedar Dell 568B, Box 5398
UMass Dartmouth
285 Old Westport Rd.
North Dartmouth, MA 02747
Tel.:  +1 508 910 6851

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