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Old 11-12-2004, 06:53 PM   #1
Bill Gatz
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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.
 
Old 11-13-2004, 07:35 AM   #2
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I found "Unix for Programmers and Users" to be a great help for weening me off the MS way of thinking. The revision I have has no GUI/X Windows information, but it did help me understand how to make a Linux box work. I am a 9 year newbie to Linux and still refer back to it.
 
Old 03-12-2006, 02:43 PM   #3
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Replying to my own old post, I have loaded up 5 different Linux distributions and I found documentation on the print server I was using. The print server responds to Unix commands and can only be used with lpd. I still had some problems getting it to work, but it responds to no other type of printing on any of my Linux boxes.

It still does a good job. I guess I will be more selective if I ever upgrade it, and make sure that it will respond to other types of printing. I kept running across the phrase "LPD must die" In much of the Linux documentation, so I believed I should do everything I could to keep from using it.
 
  


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