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USB mouse driver for real DOS mode? (Miscellaneous)

posted by bretjohn(R) Homepage E-mail, Rio Rancho, NM, 18.09.2017, 02:00

You can try my USB drivers, but they currently only work with UHCI USB Host Controllers (those made by Intel and Via). They include drivers for mice and printers, among other things.

However, the printer driver only emulates the parallel port -- it does not do any protocol conversion. As long as your program(s) can "talk" to the printer in their native language, you're OK. Text-only printing usually works OK, as long as your printer can do text printing (a lot of newer ones can't). I've also had pretty good luck with graphics printing as long I stick with something like HP's PCL or sometimes even PostScript. I've also been able to use really old parallel printers (like dot-matrix printers) with a USB-to-parallel port adapter cable (USB on the computer end of the cable and parallel/Centronics on the printer end).

You can downloiad the drivers from:

http://bretjohnson.us

 

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