I am dual booting my PC with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.04 x64. I do all my work in Ubuntu but have to use Windows occasionally because my printer, Canon i250 (USB) will not work with Ubuntu.
I have followed many installation guides but they all seem to be for 32 bit. Ubuntu recognizes the printer and even auto detects it but when I try to print it just sits in the queue and nothing happens.
I have an old Pentium 3 PC kicking around. Would I have better luck if I installed Windows XP on the old PC and used it as a print server or will I still run into driver issues on Ubuntu?
Back when I was using Ubuntu 8.04 32 bit my Canon i455 (it died) worked fine. Also since upgrading to 10.04 and 64 bit a couple of games I occasionally play stopped working in Wine. Not sure if it is 10.04 or 64 bit that is the problem.
My PC has 2GB of RAM although I have been considering upping it to 4 or 6 so I can run some virtual machines. Will Ubuntu 32 bit recognize 4GB or will it only give me 2.5?
Any advice is appreciated. I would like to dump Windows completely.