I'm running Sabayon Linux (x86_64).
$ uname -a Linux qdoe 3.7.0-sabayon #1 SMP Thu Dec 20 07:12:55 UTC 2012 x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3930K CPU @ 3.20GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux
I have a HP LaserJet 1100 printer which by default is connected via an 25-pin parallel printer port (DB25). Now, I have a new computer without such a port and I'm not able to directly connect the printer.
Therefore, I bought an USB-to-DB25-connector and tried to install my printer.
But here the trouble starts. In Sabayon or Gentoo, there is a toolbox for HP printers called
hplip which is very easy to use: connect printer, detect it with
hplip and you are ready to go.
Now the issue is, that the
hplip software does not recognize the printer. Neither via USB nor via parallel port (LPT). The port seems to work though:
# lsusb (...) Bus 002 Device 006: ID 067b:2305 Prolific Technology, Inc. PL2305 Parallel Port
I already tried to manually enter the USB address
hplip - but no success, the printer is not recognized.
What else can I do? Is there some kind of further port-emulation software or any drivers I need in addition to make this port work with my printer?