On 01/12/2007, Fred Erickson <frederickson(a)iname.com> wrote:
The print server I'm using (Hawking HPS1U) with my network,
consists of a couple of Fedora machines and a couple of M$ machines, has
no Linux support that I can find on their web site, however, the on-disk
manual has a unix install section. I initially configured it using the
included software on an XP computer, then set the printer up on the
Fedora computers with drivers provided with Cups.
That would be a problem for me. I've no XP machine to do that with. I
suppose that it could be done with an XP virtual machine, but if that
is the case then I'm not going for it. I'll not support a company that
forces me into using an expensive, unsafe, unstable proprietary
operating system of their choice.
The HPS1U is completely configurable via a web browser once it has an
address. The manual says IP is enabled by default. I won't have time for
several days to re-set it to defaults and give it a try.
I'm thinking that the print driver and not the print server hardware is
the determining factor as to whether or not a multifunction printer will
work with a networked printer.
Sounds logical. I don't know the nitty gritty of how it works, so I
thought that maybe there was no actually communication between the
Fedora box and the printer itself, rather just documents going Fedora
-> Print Server -> Printer and no facility for Printer -> Fedora
communication (as a scanner would need).
A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?