[lug] Old Apple Printer

rm at fabula.de rm at fabula.de
Fri Feb 1 08:20:20 MST 2002

On Fri, Feb 01, 2002 at 07:58:10AM -0700, Micah Dowty wrote:
> That 8-pin din socket is a serial port, so if you buy a cable (or look 
> up the pinouts and build a cable) you should be able to connect it to a 
> RS232 serial port. Drivers might be more difficult though.

I've an old StyleWriter attached to my laptop and AFAIK these use
the same cables. If you want to make your own cables i'm shure i have
the pinout somewhere in my documentation folder. Send me a mail
if you need it.


> On 2002.02.01 07:50 rjudd at mlug.missouri.edu wrote:
> >I have got hold of an old Apple Personal Laserwriter 300.  The only
> >input
> >on it is one of those 8 pin dins that Macs use.  Does anyone know if I
> >can
> >connect this to a PC and use it under Linux?  It is in good shape and
> >has
> >hardly been used.
> >
> >Thanks, Rob
> >
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