This may sound like one of those over-done chinese movies where totally unseeming fight scenes happen in overly laid out decor…it’s…not.
I have a Brother M-1209…
…one of those, yea.
It’s parrallel (did I spell that right?) as far as connection goes…
That is what I’m on about (for the younger ones amongst us)…
Sentimental as I am, I’d like to see (and mostly hear) it in action once more.
Any ideas on how to hook it up?
I think you need an adapter cable, like this one.
Drivers…well, that may me the main quest…I’m already excited!
Thanks a ton!
Sorry if my message is not of any help (is already solved by strit), but I’d like to say that dot matrix printers are not only cool; while printing they made an amazing sound
In other words:
They host good parties.
I don’t know if cups has the driver for the printer?
Hi @ButterflyMelissa ,
OK, I had a quick looksie on the 'net, and according to this page (Which I found tanks to the CUPS page above):
I have an old Brother M-1209 dot matrix printer, I was wondering if
you had any ideas how I could get it working? There is no specific
driver suport for it, but purhaps something workable?
The short answer is that you’re probably out of luck.
I can’t find any documentation on this thing, not even a specification
sheet, so it’s rather challenging to figure out what protocols it will
work with. That said, it’s probably a 9-pin model, which means there’s
a good chance it speaks the Epson FX or IBM Proprinter protocols.
I don’t think anoyne ever wrote a rasterizer for either protocol under
Linux, but depending on what you want to do (eg POS operation) that may
I’m going to be honest with you, I’, not a graphics designer nor anyone that really understands printing. And I’ve never worried before and I still don’t. Result being that when people start talking about things like raster output and raw printing mode, all that I hear is static. SSSSSSSSSSHHHHHHHHHHHHH
With that being said, I read a little bit more on that website, Yeah I’ll go take a headache tablet in a moment, and it seems there is some hope for you, after all.
Ow they do make that retro sound I love so much
That…may be one of the reasons I endeavour in this
Well…can I be honest?
I’m going pretty retro on this: cobol programming and text only…so, I assume the lineprint (if…COBOL has something liek that) shoould do.
But…eh…it’s just a fun project
Worth lookin’ into…
Or…just a character printer…
I realist…9 needles…hmm, not a lot o’ graphical hope there
Well, enjoy it then!
Seems you just like to party! It’s either this, or Baloo having a party and dancing on your hard drive.
Go for it, but I won’t be joining you. I can’t really dance with the wheelchair and everything…
Then, I’ll gladly sit this one out…with you
awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww thanks, but don’t let little 'ol me spoil yer fun!
I’m also on the wheelchair, but with the right music I wanna feel the electric chair
Then we can do the wheelchair-boogey!
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