Hi, I recently got my hands on a free (woowho!) HP 4050 printer. I'm going to hook it up to a FreeBSD 4.9-STABLE server. The printer has two serial (one male/one female) connectors, a Centronix port, and some odd looking port that looks like you plug a mouse into it.
The handbook states that I can use serial or parallel cabling to a postscript capable printer but there may be some advantage to a serial cable as it is bi-directional. I've got several newer IEEE something-or-another parallel cables lying around unused. They were rather expensive and, IIRC, proported to be bi-directional. Question: Is a serial hookup preferable to parallel? As a future possiblity, this modest FBSD box may become a dedicated print server with a color laser and ink jet also hanging off it. I'll probably install CUPS and "share" it with windows users via Samba. Thanks for your input -- Regards, Doug _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"