Print server for dual environment

"Terrell Prudé Jr." microman at
Mon Jul 13 06:23:50 UTC 2009

Kevin B. O'Brien wrote:
> <div class="moz-text-flowed" style="font-family: -moz-fixed">I have a 
> mixed environment of Kubuntu and Windows, and want to able to use one 
> printer for all my computers. I have an HP LaserJet 1020 that works 
> fine when directly connected to any of my computers. I bought a 
> TrendNet Print Server, which only has software for Windows, of course. 
> When I try to print to the server, all I get is a Broken Pipe error 
> message. It occurs to me that maybe this just isn't the server I ought 
> to be trying. Does anyone have  better candidate?
> Thank you,

I have one of these sitting on my HP LaserJet 6L from 1998 (yup, still 
works beautifully).  TrendNet print servers work great with GNU/Linux.  
They support "TCP/IP printing", which is also known as "HP JetDirect" 
mode.  I simply told my GNU/Linux box to use TCP port 9100 and to treat 
it as a TCPIP/JetDirect, and boom, worked like a charm.  Also works 
great, as you'd expect, with Free/Net/OpenBSD.  Heck, it'd probably 
would work just fine with OS/2 as well.  :-)

I highly recommend TrendNet print servers to folks for this exact 
reason.  Mine's a TE100-MP1P, which simply means it's a parallel 
interface.  Yours is (I think) a USB interface, but otherwise should 
work exactly the same.

Good choice.

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