Print Server and misc...
I loaded Mepis (what must be 2004.04). I have found a couple of print server help items at a couple of websites (but they were no help). I have a NetGear PS113 print server and nothing I do seems to find it or the two ports on which I have HP printers. I tried CUPS, I tried LPD, I tried LPR. I tried to enter the server name and the ports many different ways. Nothing seemed to work. Last thing I tried recommended that I make a GuardDog entry to allow a connection to the IP of my print server on port 515. Now my printing management and services hang every time I call them up, and I can't make any changes to anything having to do with printing.
My Windows partition never booted after the install. It hangs at the black screen. I can access the files through Linux and brought most of my daughter's homework over to Open Office, but I know there must be a way to get Windows to boot again.
So if anyone has advice on those two topics, I would appreciate it. Most of all, though, I need a quick and dirty reference guide (or any reading material) on Linux. I have seen zillions of books, I don't want to read a couple of books. I need the quick and dirty, and would like to read any recommendations on web pages or small books that anyone might recommend as something that they thought really made the light go on for them.