Fun_People Archive
28 Mar
Very Early Customer Support Request...

Date: Thu, 28 Mar 96 02:42:35 -0800
From: Peter Langston <psl>
To: Fun_People
Subject: Very Early Customer Support Request...

Forwarded-by: Keith Bostic <>
Forwarded-by: Todd Kover <>
Forwarded-by: Omar Siddique <>
Forwarded-by: (Timothy Finin)
Forwarded-by: Richard Fritzson <>
Subject: Simple Caveman needum printer help

Me caveman, simple folk.  Want hook-up two printer, two computer.  OOG,
let me scratch on cave wall:

_________  _________  | P5-90 |
LPT1       | P5-60 |  | Win95 |\
        |   Win3.1|   |       |  \  |
        |  ---------  \ ----|----
      ? |      \                    | LPT1 to 1284D
        |       \                   |
    __?_|____    \   to 1284C   ____|____
    | Djet  |     \_____________| Ljet  |
    | 855c  |                   | 5MP   |
    ---------                   ---------

Gottum 1284C, 1284D cables to Ljet HP 5MP many moons now, work like
bear-bone charm.  Two computers talk to HP Ljet, share-share-alike.  HP
Ljet 5MP like EPP, like talk to P5-90, P5-60, say "me here! me busy! me
needum paper!"

Then Djet 855c join home last moon, much powerful magic.  Needum make
P5-90 talkum to Djet too.  Don't like way me change printers now ...
gottum shut down P5-90, change cables, reboot.  Win95 stink like big pile
mammoth dung, many flies, much bad wind.

Me think me just add new parallel port, LPT2, on little card.  But evil
spirits lurk; not many IRQs, caveman afraid change soundcard IRQ from 5,
for evil Win95 never saw soundcard, will kill or hurt soundcard if find
out.  Need LPT2 me can assign any IRQ.  Me see FarPoint makum extra
Parallel port card, but FarPoint say no good with evil, evil Win95.  Me
want EPP port, most card not EPP, or have all manner expensive junk me no

Or maybe can use fast serial with HP 855c?  Gottum extra serial port on
855c, made for funny fruit computer (Appletalk?  Me never hear apple talk
in all days as caveman, travel many many lands).  Gottum extra unused
16550 serial on P5-90.

Win95 bad, bad medicine.  Stink like ground sloth with mange.  MS try make
like fruit computer, computer think it know what caveman want, really just
do random thing it want.

---  Harlan W. Stockman

Me no really Caveman, me stodgy 41-year-old scientist.  Me pretend be OOG
so people actually read story.

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