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The parallel port on a computer for connecting peripherals

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Copy files from Linux to Windows 3.11 using parallel port

How can I copy files from a Linux machine to one running Windows 3.11 or DOS 6.22 using the LPT (parallel) port? Do I need a cable with a special adapter? I know I had this working a long time ago to ...
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How to handle parallel ports in win 7 64bit?

I am trying to use an application that is sending some data to LPT1 and it is working well on winXP but on win7(64bit) i get this exception The system cannot find the file specified. (Exception from ...
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HP LaserJet 4L not recognized using HPLIP on Ubuntu 32 bit

I can't get my Laserjet 4L to install using hp-setup on Ubuntu 10.04 32 bit. I have installed all the prerequisites from http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/install/manual/distros/ubuntu.html and I ...
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CCS/TMS320F2812: Could not connect to F2812 through USB to Parallel port converter in CCS5.3

I am trying to connect to the TMS320F2812 target through my Laptop where I dont have parallel port. Hence, I bought a USB->Parallel port converter. I am not using any Emulator (External Hardware) for ...
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Windows 10 - USB to parallel software

I would like to use the outputs from a parallel port for home automation. To do this I need to be able to switch the pins individually but Win10 no longer supports the parallel port. Can I use a USB ...
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PCI Simple Communications Controller Driver

I have a Compaq Presario CQ5320F desktop PC (Windows 7 64-bit OS). And it has an PCI extension card with a parallel port. But when I connected a printer that uses a parallel connection it didn't work, ...
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Old DotMatrix Printer(parallel port) to USB

I have this printer. It has a 25 pin parallel port. To make it work with my pc,I purchased a Parallel to USB adapter. But nothing seems to work(the printer doesnt get detected) I have tried setting ...
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No drivers for PCI-to-Parallel card due to invalid PID

I have a Moschip-based PCI to dual Parallel card, based on the Moschip MCS9815CV chip. This card looks exactly like this one and also same chip as the Rosewill RC-304. The back of the card has a ...
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Extremely slow printing (1 cps or so) on linux

I have a generic printer (text only) connected to a linux PC via parallel port but suddently it will just refuse to print at a normal speed. Form a cople of pages per minute I'm stuck at a couple of ...
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How do I get a voltage on a PCIe Parallel Port?

I'm trying to use a PCIe Parallel port from C++. (http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-Express-Profile-Parallel-PEX1PLP/dp/B004G7O2AC) I can't seem to change the status of any of the registeres and my ...
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How to “get” a reliable parallel port on a laptop without a PCMCIA slot?

Usb-Parallel port (for an old, but reliable matrix printer that has its special use) connections (cables) are unreliable. They sometimes work, sometimes don't - and since I installed Windows 7 I can't ...
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Unable to output to lpt1: from cmd

I am running Windows 7 32-bit on an old laptop with an onboard parallel port. I have an Okidata Microline 320 printer connected to that port; the printer has been tested to work fine when printing ...
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Parallel port (LPT) file transfer software

I am looking for (preferably freeware/opensource) Windows (XP/Vista) based application which allows files to be transferred across two computers through their parallel ports, something like ...
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Read dot matrix printer data through parallel port

Current setup: I have a PLC that, under certain conditions, will print information to a dot-matrix printer that it is connected to. Desired setup: Replace the printer with a PC (which has a ...
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Parallel data to file

this question is about catching printer data and writing it in a file. We use an old Unix system which is unfortunately crucial. This Unix system uses a matrix printer. This printer seems to get its ...
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old Designjet 430 with Windows 10

How do you install windows 10 drivers for an old designjet 430 hp plotter? It has a parallels port (LPT port), no USB. I haven't been able to find Windows 10 drivers for it.