Print server for dual environment
"Terrell Prudé Jr."
microman at cmosnetworks.com
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.
Do you GNU <http://www.gnu.org>?
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