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Old 10-06-2008, 01:05 PM   #1
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Printing Setup


Hi,
We have a PXELinux boot server. The unit boot up from PXElinux server and run some test then print out the result. Here are my questions.
1. What network printer (brand name & model) is compatitable with Linux?
2. How do I set up the network printer so I can print the result out directly from testing unit?
Please give us any suggestion. Thanks in advance.

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Old 10-06-2008, 01:20 PM   #2
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1] Please consult the LQ HCL here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/

I have always been happy with HP printers, but the Colour Laserjet 2600n was difficult to set up until I found some extra drivers.
The cheapest printers will be the most difficult to set up, in my experience.
You can always ask the manufacturers which of their printers is compatible with linux. You may not get an answer, and that may not mean the printer will not work with linux, but it is a bad sign.

2] It depends on how your "PXELinux boot server" is set up. I have never heard of "PXELinux"
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Old 10-06-2008, 01:57 PM   #3
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Thanks for reply TREDEGAR. PXELINUX is for booting Linux off a network server.
 
Old 10-07-2008, 11:42 AM   #4
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Anyone? Please help.

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Old 10-07-2008, 02:47 PM   #5
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Linux usually uses cups to set up printers.

Set up the printer on your server by plugging it in and then going to http://localhost:631 in your server's browser.

Test that you can print from your server.
Now edit /etc/cups/cupsd.conf on your server to allow printer requests from your LAN.

Then set up your other computers to use that printer by going to each of them in turn and configuring cups on them to use the printer on the server. Again do this with http://localhost:631 in your browser.

As I know nothing about PXELINUX, I cannot help you further, maybe someone else can.
 
Old 10-08-2008, 10:39 AM   #6
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So using CUPS manually config printer. Is there any way that just using lp or lpr command to print out without config anything? This is what I am thinking about setting our network printer. Network printer, PXELinux bootup server, and testing linux box hook up to a switch. Once the testing unix boot up from server and running some test then print out the result to network printer. Is it possible?
 
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Is it possible?
I expect it is. My advice is to try it.
 
  


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