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April 23, 2010

x3270 on CentOS 5.4

Filed under: CentOS — mariojump @ 2:03 pm
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x3270 can be installed on CentOS 5.4 with the following commands.

# yum update
# yum install x3270 x3270-text x3270-x11

April 8, 2010

Ubuntu Linux Diskless Boot with DRBL (Diskless Remote Boot in Linux)

Filed under: Linux,Ubuntu — mariojump @ 1:55 pm
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DRBL Package makes it much easier to implement Linux diskless client environment than setting up TFTP, DHCP, NFS, NAT-router, netboot-enabled kernels, and so on individually.

For complete steps, refer to http://drbl.sourceforge.net/ .

Here’s the step-by-step record of mine.
I used Xubuntu 9.10 as a host, however, other Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic) should be very similar, unless identical.

DRBL is also available for other distributions such as Fedora, Debian, etc.
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If you need to use proxy, set $http_proxy and $ftp_proxy.

$ export http_proxy=http://proxy.yourdomain.com:3128
$ export ftp_proxy=http://proxy.yourdomain.com:3128

$ sudo apt-get remove network-manager
$ sudo cp /etc/network/interfaces /etc/network/interfaces.backup

$ sudo vi /etc/network/interfaces

$ cat /etc/network/interfaces
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static
address 192.168.1.4
netmask 255.255.255.0
gateway 192.168.1.1
auto eth1
iface eth1 inet static
address 192.168.100.254
netmask 255.255.255.0

$ wget -q http://drbl.sourceforge.net/GPG-KEY-DRBL -O- | sudo apt-key add –

$ sudo vi /etc/apt/sources.list
## add following lines
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu karmic main restricted universe multiverse # (Or any Ubuntu mirror site near you)
deb http://drbl.sourceforge.net/drbl-core drbl stable
## end

$ sudo apt-get update
$ apt-get install drbl

$ sudo /opt/drbl/sbin/drblsrv -i
## Selecting the default values worked.

$ sudo /opt/drbl/sbin/drblpush -i
## Selecting default values worked.
## When the server gets updated packages, the step above needs to be done again, according to the instruction.

Now, the server is ready for PXE-booting the clients.

April 3, 2010

Canon LBP3000 Printer on Ubuntu Linux 9.10 (Karmic Koala) and 10.04 (Lucid Lynx)

Filed under: Ubuntu — mariojump @ 10:18 pm
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This is my record when I installed Canon LaserShot LBP3000 Printer Driver on Ubuntu Linux 9.10 (Karmic Koala) 32bit.

[May 4, 2010] The following steps worked fine with Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx.

Download CAPT Printer Driver for Linux Version 2.00 from Canon.
http://cweb.canon.jp/drv-upd/lasershot/drv_linux.html

Just follow the steps written in the installation manual by Canon.
I encountered one minor error. See below.

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install cupsys

$ sudo dpkg -i cndrvcups-common_2.00-2_i386.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i cndrvcups-capt_2.00-2_i386.deb

$ sudo /etc/init.d/cupsys restart
sudo: /etc/init.d/cupsys: command not found

I got an error at the step above. So, executed the following line.

$ sudo /etc/init.d/cups restart
* Restarting Common Unix Printing System: cupsd [ OK ]

$ sudo /usr/sbin/lpadmin -p LBP3000 -m CNCUPSLBP3000CAPTJ.ppd -v ccp://localhost:59687 -E

Register LBP3000 in the ccpd configuration file.

$ sudo /usr/sbin/ccpdadmin -p LBP3000 -o /dev/usblp0
CUPS_ConfigPath = /etc/cups/
LOG Path = None
UI Port = 59787

Entry Num : Spooler : Backend : FIFO path : Device Path : Status
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[0] : LBP3000 : ccp : //localhost:59687 : /dev/usblp0 : New!!

$ sudo /etc/init.d/ccpd start
Starting /usr/sbin/ccpd: .

Register ccpd as service.

$ sudo service ccpd restart
Shutting down /usr/sbin/ccpd: .
Starting /usr/sbin/ccpd: .

That’s all. Sharing the printer with Samba is fairly straightforward.
It’s as simple as:
1. Enable Samba Sharing. (If you enable one Samba Shared Folder with GUI, it will install Samba if you haven’t.)
2. Share the Printer on Samba – In the printer configuration menu, right click the printer and enable sharing.

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