By looking at a cool project and remembering that I have occasional problems connecting my old Cannon LBP1120 printer with Ubuntu, I thought if Raspberry is capable to work as print server.
(As a Print server I mean that it is possible to print from other computer without installing necessarily driver.)
I have sketched two solutions with QEMU:
- Installing Windows 2000, LBP1120 driver and providing from there network interface
- Installing Lubuntu 12.04 and configuring the LBP1120 printer from there
The questions are:
- Can QEMU give USB interface for guest?
- Is Raspberry Pi performance suitable for the task?