Although it might seem absurd to some, the HP LaserJets are basically the
same as a desktop machine minus the video card capabilities.
The LaserJets usually have a MIPS RM5261 (R5000 compatible) or RM7000A
processor running at up to 500 Mhz depending on the model. The printers
also contain a PCI bus with space for two or three cards. I usually drop
in a network card and a hard disk and then load the dimm slots with a couple
128 MB dimms. Such a self contained printer becomes a respectable Linux
I'm running the RedHat 7.1 distribution and can export a Gnome or KDE
desktop from the printer to any other X capable box.
From: Jan-Benedict Glaw [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Sunday, November 18, 2001 1:26 AM
Subject: Re: CVS Update@oss.sgi.com: linux
On Sat, 2001-11-17 19:24:37 -0800, Ralf Baechle <firstname.lastname@example.org>
wrote in message <200111180324.fAI3Ob928062@oss.sgi.com>:
> Log message:
> HP Laserjet support.
Did I miss something? Is it already April 1st again?
Jan-Benedict Glaw . email@example.com . +49-172-7608481