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A linux sysadmin, who's getting heavily involved in virtualization.


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comment Why do printers require drivers?
Actually many of the professional grade ones either can do those things from the postscript drivers, even under generic *nix if it uses the PPD. While not completely standardized, duplexing, orientation, and I believe stapling, can be handled by generic postscript PPDs. That said I've only tested that on cannon & xerox copiers and HP printers. Not a very big sample size.
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comment Windows XP running as a guest on Linux VirtualBox is very slow
Drat. I have seen it be faster, especially when the host system's drive is getting choked. And the guest additions are installed and up to date. Are you leaving the virtualbox GUI up all the time? You could install a VNC server (or turn on RDP) in the vm, and run your vm with vboxheadless. And I'm assuming you've done all the obvious tweaks inside of windows. Sounds like you need to try the virtualbox forums, to see what they say about speed tweaking. Good luck. forums.virtualbox.org
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comment Account on OSX Snow Leopard locks up on login
What sort of issues did you see with it connected prior to login BTW?
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comment Account on OSX Snow Leopard locks up on login
The Wacom in question is a wacom cintique (sp?): basically a large monitor with a built-in wacom over the screen. I can't really disconnect it for anything longer than testing. It's the reason my users are using that box. Other accounts work fine, including my own account (which has administrative rights), and another administrative account I have on there. I checked the login items, and there aren't any for my problem accounts, or any other users that I sampled.
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answered How would I set up a Linux Virtual Machine in a similar way to a headless server?
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comment Windows with Visual Studio 2010 on virtual machine under Ubuntu
I use virtualbox. Easy to use, fairly easy to script, and the same VM can be moved from Linux to OSX easily (important for my work).
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comment Why do printers require drivers?
afrazier, oh completely, you do sometimes give up particular features, when using the "wrong" driver, but it's generally duplexing, stapling or ink/toner level reporting. I suppose there could be color matching and fusing strength parameters that could get skipped, but those aren't necessary for general printing. As far as PDF printing goes, not many of us have those drool-worthy Xerox color phasers...but I suppose it is getting more common.
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answered Windows with Visual Studio 2010 on virtual machine under Ubuntu
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comment Why do printers require drivers?
And wow does reading this make me thankful I use CUPS and linux. Hell, even when I ran a print server for windows clients I ran CUPS. Since CUPS takes care of the actual printer drivers, all the windows clients just used the same generic post-script driver, no matter which printer they printed to. It was nice.
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answered Why do printers require drivers?
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