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    Roland DXY 1200 pen plotter

    I'm trying to get an old Roland pen plotter to work on Ubuntu. So far I can't even see it. I'm using a Parallel to usb cable, which from other post may be a problem. I think the plotter works, it turns on and things move about as if getting ready to do a job.

    Any thoughts or suggestions welcomed.

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    Re: Roland DXY 1200 pen plotter

    bump

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    Re: Roland DXY 1200 pen plotter

    I have all the books for the dxy1200 plus the win98me driver. Not sure how close their 'dxy-gl' language is to hpgl. You might have better luck with an older machine that has a real serial port. I can never get the usb adapters to talk to anything (gps, calculator) dip switch 1 #5 puts it in parallel mode, this should be indicated on the back of the unit.

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    Re: Roland DXY 1200 pen plotter

    I developed some software for Ubuntu to control this plotter nicely.
    www.securetech-ns.ca/camm-linux.html

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    Re: Roland DXY 1200 pen plotter

    Quote Originally Posted by gary_in_springhill View Post
    I developed some software for Ubuntu to control this plotter nicely.
    www.securetech-ns.ca/camm-linux.html
    hi gary ken here - yes that should work for your plotter

    that decal on my image was cut from a vinyl cutter using hpgl code and the software was garys it works great
    We specialize is custom work for all sports teams and any special event. we also do work for business store fronts as well as auto decals www.hometown-graphics.com http://s684.photobucket.com/albums/v...hicago%20LoCo/

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