Pre-setup linux hardware?!?

Pre-setup linux hardware?!?

Post by Gary J LaPoin » Wed, 17 Aug 1994 01:03:15

In the Linux Journal (which I can't find!) I saw a few ads for some
distributers selling pre-setup machines all configured with linux and
everything.  We need to buy one of these.  Can someone point me to a
distributer of these (or can one contact me!).  I need to get a ocpy of
one of these ads.  

(Work got budget approved for hardware NOT the support (ME!) so I'm not
gonna fuss with the extra time to set it up.)



Gary J LaPointe

Michigan State University
Center For Integrative Studies, Arts & Humanities

        There's now a service for executives who receive e-mail but can't
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faxes e-mail messages to subscribers, allowing them to read their mail "the
old-fashioned way -- on paper." (St. Petersburg Times 5/8/94 H8)


1. CUPS pre-setup


Before I add a printer to my Linux box, the CUPS software
administration manual recommends that I run lpinfo -v to completely
list available devices.

Indeed, lpinfo does list many, many devices...

network socket
network http
network ipp
network lpd
direct scsi
serial serial:/dev/ttyS0?baud=115200
serial serial:/dev/ttyS1?baud=115200
serial serial:/dev/ttyS2?baud=115200
serial serial:/dev/ttyS3?baud=115200
serial serial:/dev/ttyS4?baud=115200
serial serial:/dev/ttyS5?baud=115200
serial serial:/dev/ttyS6?baud=115200
serial serial:/dev/ttyS7?baud=115200
serial serial:/dev/ttyS8?baud=115200
serial serial:/dev/ttyS9?baud=115200
serial serial:/dev/ttyS10?baud=115200
serial serial:/dev/ttyS11?baud=115200
serial serial:/dev/ttyS12?baud=115200
serial serial:/dev/ttyS13?baud=115200
serial serial:/dev/ttyS14?baud=115200
serial serial:/dev/ttyS15?baud=115200
serial serial:/dev/ttyS16?baud=115200
serial serial:/dev/ttyS17?baud=115200
serial serial:/dev/ttyS18?baud=115200
serial serial:/dev/ttyS19?baud=115200
serial serial:/dev/ttyS20?baud=115200
serial serial:/dev/ttyS21?baud=115200
serial serial:/dev/ttyS22?baud=115200
serial serial:/dev/ttyS23?baud=115200
serial serial:/dev/ttyS24?baud=115200
serial serial:/dev/ttyS25?baud=115200
serial serial:/dev/ttyS26?baud=115200
serial serial:/dev/ttyS27?baud=115200
serial serial:/dev/ttyS28?baud=115200
serial serial:/dev/ttyS29?baud=115200
serial serial:/dev/ttyS30?baud=115200
serial serial:/dev/ttyS31?baud=115200
direct usb:/dev/usb/lp0
direct usb:/dev/usb/lp1
direct usb:/dev/usb/lp2
direct usb:/dev/usb/lp3
direct usb:/dev/usb/lp4
direct usb:/dev/usb/lp5
direct usb:/dev/usb/lp6
direct usb:/dev/usb/lp7
direct usb:/dev/usb/lp8
direct usb:/dev/usb/lp9
direct usb:/dev/usb/lp10
direct usb:/dev/usb/lp11
direct usb:/dev/usb/lp12
direct usb:/dev/usb/lp13
direct usb:/dev/usb/lp14
direct usb:/dev/usb/lp15
network smb

...but conspicuously absent is:

direct parallel:/dev/lp1

This is of great intrest to me because I wish to connect my HP Deskjet
680C to the parallel port. If any one knows why or how my /dev/lp1 is
missing I would greatly appreciate their feedback.

Thanks in advance,

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