Plea for Help with Cups

Oct 29 2007

No matter I did the research and found the Star SP512 receipt printer to have cups support, I can’t get it to work. Simple echo "hello world" > /dev/ttyS0" is nifty, but I’d like to be able to use more sophisticated apps :).

If anybody reading this blog has experience with it and can help making the provided cups driver (particularly the PPD) actually work on a recent distro (/var/log/cups/error_log is silent, gnome-cups-manager says “** (gnome-printer-view:31912): WARNING **: model named 'Star SP500 Tear Bar' doesn't have a recognized structure” I would appreciate it.