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lgiancri 11-08-2013 08:04 AM

usb printer server with Slackware
 
Hi, do you know of any usb printer server which works with Slackware (which really works without having to go on a pilgrimage)? I would like to print from seven different (Slackware) hosts without keeping always on a pc only for printing.
Thank you
lgiancri

mostlyharmless 11-08-2013 09:52 AM

USB printer server? You mean a printer server that allows you to use a USB printer? I use an inexpensive NAS with Slackware ARM that serves up a USB printer via samba and cups (it also does AirPrint). Most network printers that are Windows compatible can be accessed via SAMBA as well.

lgiancri 11-08-2013 11:32 AM

Hi, thanks for answering. I mean a small box with a usb port (for the connection to the printer) and an ethernet port to be connected to a router. I got one of these print servers, but only after I discovered it works only with Winxp, because it needs a dedicated software developed only for Win.
lgiancri

schneidz 11-08-2013 12:02 PM

i would assume something like a raspberry pi would work so long as the printer is linux compatible (like an hp).

mostlyharmless 11-08-2013 02:01 PM

Yes a RPi would work I'm sure, and it's hard to beat the price. I have an Iomega ix2-200 running Slackware ARM 13.37; the custom debian version that comes with the device would probably work for most printers. Most NAS units have that capability; I'd shop for one that has some sort of support by the ARM community in cae you want to enhance it.

lgiancri 11-10-2013 06:37 AM

Thank you for your answers, I've just bought a raspberry pi (and it's really cheap).
lgiancri:Pengy:

JJJCR 11-10-2013 07:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mostlyharmless (Post 5060827)
USB printer server? You mean a printer server that allows you to use a USB printer? I use an inexpensive NAS with Slackware ARM that serves up a USB printer via samba and cups (it also does AirPrint). Most network printers that are Windows compatible can be accessed via SAMBA as well.

check out this link: http://docs.slackware.com/slackbook:printing

another way is to email the support of your manufacturer whether they support your distro :)


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