> Thanks a lot. I presume you can get `laplink' cable from
> PC World of Radio Shack, right? Actually I have SuSE 6.1
Purchasing one is far more reasonable than trying to make one
for most people. (I've made a few in my time, because I happened
to have the makings when I needed them, but it's not recommended
to anyone who's not at least competent with a soldering iron.
Those 25-pin plugs get awful crowded awful fast.) And whilst
I wouldn't ordinarily recommend one of your average box-shifting
retailers, for this sort of thing yes, they should be able to
oblige. On the other hand, if you have an independent retail
supplier nearby, they too should carry that sort of stock and
supporting the little local guy is always a good idea so that
they're still in business when you need them.
Quote:> Basically I want to transfer the data across to my new
> eventual Dell Inspiron machine.
> I think I have PLIP compiled in the kernel of my current
> machine, but I 'd have to check.
> How fast is the PLIP comms likely to be?
It's none too shabby. Certainly good enough for a one-off... If
you're going to have regular back-to-back sessions then you should
give getting a couple of cheap PCMCIA cards serious consideration.
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