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CUPS and Sun

Feb 09, 2011, 16:05 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Johan Thelin)

"I recently spent some time getting one of my long term projects built. For quite some time I've had an old desktop computer serve as my printer server. As this machine is kind of loud, I've turned it off when not using it. This led to some client machines not appreciating the printer becoming available at the wrong time.

"In my posession I also had an old mini-itx board with passive cooling (large heat sinks) and a pair of sun portable scsi hdd cases. Incidentally, the latter fit into the former. The plan for a new print server was born.

"The build itself turned out to be pretty straight forward. A 8GB CF-card serves ah harddrive and an 80W pico-PSU was used to move the AC-DC conversion outside the box to a power brick deliverin 12V DC. The resulting system is dead silent and does not use much power."

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