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Old 07-20-2004, 10:26 AM   #1
yanger
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3 Qs - which Linux Distrib would be good for a print server....


#1 I'm looking to install Linux on my Pentium 166mhz system - to be my print server for 3+ printers connected via USB 1.1, and PPT (2 of them). It has a 2gb hdd and not alot of memory (128mb about) - I've tried FreeBSD, but ugh, setting it up is a pain, so I'm asking you guys (who read this topic) which Linux distrib would be a good I'm not looking deep into a GUI based (X11) system, as it won't have a monitor nor any thing else.. just ssh..

#2 Also, i'm looking for compatability with the following printers:
epson c60 via usb
hp psc series via usb
possibly other usb printers connected to a usb hub (1.1)
a dotmatrix receipt printer (parallel on ppt2)
a dotmatrix panasonic printer (parallel on ppt1)

if I must, I'll install X11, but that begins to limit disk space..

I know CUPS is great, so maybe something with cups?

#3 a PDF generator/maker - free? something that can control how the PDF is created - ZIP compressed not JPEG compression, or @ 600dpi etc?
 
Old 07-20-2004, 12:00 PM   #2
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Old 07-20-2004, 12:01 PM   #3
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yanger; quick check ur pltp,s with hardware compatible at http://tldp.org/HOWTO/HARDWARE-HOWTO/index.html PRINTER section . please expand for full details on each of ur printer,s choices.
 
  


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