HPIB fundamentals (was Questions - Universe/68, HP-9134A,
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Tue Apr 19 17:23:37 CDT 2005
> Thanks for the help Steve. How something simple like a
> printer ? I have two HPIB printers, one a full-size HP
> line printer and the other a 2225 ThinkJet. Having
> either printer hooked up to Linux would actually be
> quite useful.
Pritners are quite easy. You address them as a listener, then send data
to them. Most HPIB printers of that period (and certainly the TJ) will
print ASCII text without problems.
The TJ should respond to the same escape sequences as other Thinkjets...
Of course how you do that under linux is another matter. I've either done
it on HP machines (which are very much plug-n-play) or the hard way,
directly talking to the HPIB controller registers on single-board machines..
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