I would like to use my laptop (running linux, of course) to print to my Apple
StyleWriter II. I've looked in the Printing and Serial HOWTO's, but can't
seem to make any headway.
I have a cable that seems to work -- at least, I can communicate with my
Macintosh using it between the laptop's and the Mac's serial ports (though
it's an ugly beastie, consisting of a PC modem cable, a gender changer, a null
modem, and a Mac modem cable all hooked together). I have tried using
GhostScript, with the device bj200. When I do something like:
gs -sDEVICE=bj200 -sOutputFile=/dev/ttyS0 foo.ps
GhostScript chugs away for a while, then says it has done a showpage and
requests a return. The printer, meanwhile, has done a good imitation of a
rock. I've tried permutations of this (using /dev/mouse, e.g., and making gs
produce a file and cat'ing it to the serial port directly), but no luck.
What am I missing? Has anyone had any luck with this?
Thanks a lot.
Roy M. Turner
Department of Computer Science
Kingsbury Hall, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824
Phone: (603)862-2980 FAX: (603)862-3493