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Old 05-23-2008, 12:35 AM   #1
andrewhbk
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Ubuntu 8.04 act as a printserver, what the minimum requirement just for printserver


I've setup a ubuntu 8.04 as a printserver.
My computer is a Pentium 4 1.6GHZ, 256 SDRAM
two USB port, one com port, one ECP port.
I think only three printer can be added to the computer.
What's the requirement just for printserver only.
And what the issue i need to know when the CUPS or samba not working.
I think i might used hardware printserver... more reliable.
 
Old 05-23-2008, 08:52 PM   #3
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I'm not really sure what your asking here. If its hardware requirements you should be fine. Just don't run X. I would also recommend using Slackware instead of Ubuntu as a server.
 
Old 05-26-2008, 09:50 AM   #4
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charlie0313. you mean just using command line than GUI it's it? But I'm not that good at linux command still beginner.
what i mean is, can i connect up to 8 printer to the CPU. Can the Slackware handle all the print job? That mean no sluggish at all.
 
Old 05-27-2008, 06:48 PM   #5
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For a Linux server a command line interface is preferred. You'll be able to get things done faster and there will be no guess work involved in configuring things. Don't be scared away because your a beginner, once you get used to it you'll love it. As for Slackware, it is a great distribution for servers and you can install CUPS during install or later with the package manager. I've never worked with CUPS before, but I'm sure it would be able to handle 8 networked printers. If I were you I would start looking at the manual pages for CUPS and its .conf files.

BTW: http://www.slackbook.org/ offers a great book for beginners to get comfortable with the command line and Slackware.
 
Old 05-31-2008, 04:14 AM   #6
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Thanks charlie0313.
Do you know any good tutorial site for me.
 
Old 06-01-2008, 01:30 AM   #7
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For your print server you would go to http://www.cups.org/ and look at their documentation. You should also check out forums for your distribution and see how people got their servers running.
 
  


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