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    SiPix pocket Printer setup

    I have purchased a Sipix portable Printer, as of now I have been unable to connect to it. My laptop has Infrared and I had purchased a usb to Serial adapter. Does anyone know how to connect to an infared printer? If I could use IR that would be great. Also I have been unable to get my printer detected using the Serial adapter.

    lsusb outputs
    "brandon@brandon-laptop:~$ lsusb
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 002: ID 067b:2303 Prolific Technology, Inc. PL2303 Serial Port
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 058f:6335 Alcor Micro Corp. SD/MMC Card Reader
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002"


    and dmesg outputs (Condensed)
    [13471.087512] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
    [13477.951265] wlan0: deauthenticating from 00:1d:7e:f4:2f:bb by local choice (reason=3)
    [13478.188035] wlan0: direct probe to AP 00:1d:7e:f4:2f:bb (try 1)
    [13478.192029] wlan0: direct probe responded
    [13478.192041] wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:1d:7e:f4:2f:bb (try 1)
    [13478.195150] wlan0: authenticated
    [13478.195210] wlan0: associate with AP 00:1d:7e:f4:2f:bb (try 1)
    [13478.197464] wlan0: RX AssocResp from 00:1d:7e:f4:2f:bb (capab=0x411 status=0 aid=3)
    [13478.197484] wlan0: associated
    [13478.201583] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlan0: link becomes ready
    [13488.380062] wlan0: no IPv6 routers present
    [14959.568138] usb 3-2: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
    [14959.728688] usb 3-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    [14959.825664] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbserial
    [14959.830301] USB Serial support registered for generic
    [14959.830676] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbserial_generic
    [14959.830692] usbserial: USB Serial Driver core
    [14959.842970] USB Serial support registered for pl2303
    [14959.843762] pl2303 3-2:1.0: pl2303 converter detected
    [14959.855697] usb 3-2: pl2303 converter now attached to ttyUSB0
    [14959.855745] usbcore: registered new interface driver pl2303
    [14959.855751] pl2303: Prolific PL2303 USB to serial adaptor driver


    Any help would be appreciated. http://www.amazon.com/SiPix-Pocket-P...=cm_cr_pr_pb_i Also It is in the Cups drivers.
    Last edited by Brando753; March 29th, 2010 at 08:33 AM.

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    Re: SiPix pocket Printer setup

    The Linux Infrared HOWTO would be a good place to start reading...

    http://tuxmobil.org/Infrared-HOWTO/Infrared-HOWTO.html
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    Re: SiPix pocket Printer setup

    that would be helpful however even better would be if I could get some help using my serial to usb which is identified and registered. If anyone could help me with this it would be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: SiPix pocket Printer setup

    Bump. Anyone?

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    Re: SiPix pocket Printer setup

    Bump, Bump. Anyone Please.

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    Re: SiPix pocket Printer setup

    Is there not one person out there with a solution??????

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    Re: SiPix pocket Printer setup

    Does anyone know how to connect to an infared printer? If I could use IR that would be great.
    I pointed you to a website helping to answer your question, but you decided that you did not want to even try it !!! You expect someone else to help now ??? !!

    http://tuxmobil.org/Infrared-HOWTO/Infrared-HOWTO.html
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    Re: SiPix pocket Printer setup

    Im sorry if I came off with the wrong impression, I had tried connecting through the information presented in that site however it would not connect. The two options are IR as previously said or a usb to serial pl2303. if anyone knows how to connect or can give me advice on how to connect via IR please help, I couldn't figure it out from that site and yes I went to the Printer connections area. Im using a HP dv5 with intergrated IR if anyone has an idea for the cups URI just let me know.

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    Re: SiPix pocket Printer setup

    I'm not sure I can help as I have been having the same problems. However, I have some investigations to go on. First, following the directions here I was able to get my printer to print something. You may wish to follow these directions to make sure that your printer and USB->serial cable works.

    However, getting it to work with CUPS has been a little more frustrating and fruitless at the moment.

    Going to the System|Administration|Printing app, it does not list the USB->serial port as a valid port to use, it only lists the serial ports on the motherboard, ttyS0 and ttyS1. I think this is primarily because somehow the permissions are not correct and can't be read by CUPS for some reason. One suggestion I read, said to set the URI manually, so I selected Other and put in:

    Code:
    serial:/dev/ttyUSB0?baud=115200+bits=8+parity=none+flow=hard
    Unfortunately, when I attempt to print I get

    Code:
    Unable to open device file "/dev/ttyUSB0": Permission denied
    I set the permissions of /dev/ttyUSB0 to the most liberal possible, but it still gives that error. Here's the permissions of /dev/ttyUSB0:

    Code:
    crw-rw-rw- 1 lp lp 188, 0 2010-05-08 17:10 /dev/ttyUSB0
    Curiously, if I run the backend manually, I can get it to work fine, but I'm running as root:

    Code:
    root@myhost:/usr/lib/cups/backend# export DEVICE_URI=serial:/dev/ttyUSB0?baud=115200+bits=8+parity=3Dnone+flow=hard
    root@myhost:/usr/lib/cups/backend# ./serial "5" "anonymous" "Test Page" "1" "job-originating-host-name=localhost" "/tmp/test.bin"
    STATE: +connecting-to-device
    STATE: -connecting-to-device
    PAGE: 1 1
    DEBUG: Wrote 1152 bytes...
    DEBUG: Wrote 1152 bytes...
    DEBUG: Wrote 1152 bytes...
    ...
    DEBUG: Wrote 1152 bytes...
    DEBUG: Wrote 1152 bytes...
    DEBUG: Wrote 764 bytes...
    Any other suggestions to take?

    James

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    Re: SiPix pocket Printer setup

    Well im using ubuntu 10.4 I couldn't even get it to print anything with information you have provided, Thank you though for responding and im glad to see there are others trying to figure this out as well. If anyone can help us out, I keep getting the permission error as well.

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