Hi there, I was wondering if some of you Linux veterans could help me. I've just dug out an old Epson Rip Station 5000 from the 'things we've acquired' room at work, and I'd like to use it (if possible) as a way of making my knowledge of Linux a bit more hardcore.
Now, the item's specs are listed here:
It seems to me like the hardware is workable for running some kind of Linux, I'd just like to know how I'd start to go about getting it on there.
Problem one, it has no video out. I've heard that it's quite easy to interface with these things via parallel/ethernet, but is it actually possible to install and administer to a Linux installation using such methods?
(Not so much of a)Problem two, the screen that's on front of it - how likely is it that I could get a basic display on there?
I am aware that this is ultimately, a pretty useless exercise. However, that is what it is - an exercise. I'd like to get the experience of Linux in ridiculous places so that I can better understand the more fundamental workings of it.
Any help whatsoever would be appreciated.
Regards, Matt Stevenson.