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[ubuntu] Troubles with usb-to-parallel adapter printing

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Hi, I have a brand new server that has NO parallel port, so, in order to attach my ancient and glorious HP Laserjet 4L :) , I bought an USB-to-parallel adapter. Code: mcon@server:~$ lsusb ... Bus 003 Device 003: ID 067b:2305 Prolific Technology, Inc. PL2305 Parallel Port ... Apparently everything is ok and I can user System->Configuration->Printing to recognize my printer. Problem is when I try to print a test page I get: Code: Nov 12 12:14:29 server kernel: [ 7089.737165] usblp0: nonzero read bulk status received: -62 Nov 12 12:14:30 server kernel: [ 7089.922140] usblp0: nonzero read bulk status received: -62 Nov 12 12:14:31 server kernel: [ 7091.426043] usblp0: nonzero write bulk status received: -62 The Printer is activated (deceived data indicator is on) but nothing is printed. If I force page eject directly on the printer I see a small part of the ubuntu test page (about one inch) and then some gibberish. I found another post that seems promising (hp-6l-am-usb-port-mit-usb-zu-parallel-adapter) but that is a bit German and my knowledge of that fine language is lacking :( I seem to understand they solved the problem somehow, but I can't divine how. Please help me Thanks in Advance ZioNemo (Hardware)