Monday, September 8, 2008

VMWare Player and VMWare Server on same box

Darn it! I can't have my cake and eat it. Turns out that I can't install both VMWare server and VMWare Player on the same PC.

BUT WHY would one want to dot that?

The answer is simple. I was hoping to have access to the player so I could use my machines, and close them and restore them when I needed to. I don't leave my Desktop on all day every day. It would be handy to not have to save a snapshot of the guests I am using prior to shutting my machine down at the end of each day.

Anyway - no hope. Too many conflicts and so trashed the player and am sticking with the server.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Canon LBP 3300 Driver for Fedora 9 x86_64

I have compiled the Canon Drivers for the LBP-3300 - B&W duplexing laser printer.

A list of supported printers:

  • LBP3310
  • LBP5100
  • LBP5300
  • LBP3500
  • LBP3300
  • LBP5000
  • LBP3210
  • LBP3000
  • LBP2900
  • LBP3200
  • LBP-1120/1210
I used to host a forum which had these drivers linked to them. A while a go, I removed the forum because it was not being used but have since found a posting on another forum that referred to them. So I have found them again in an old email I once sent and placed them here for people interested.

Here is the content of the email to lend it all some context:
Ok - They are attached. Intall the common one first because the other
one depends on it.

I have also attached a text file that gives information about the

I downloaded the source, met the dependencies and compiled it. I dont
have a cannon printer so I couldn't test it. This driver is purely
experimental in that it seemed to compile without errors and that it is

The guide package contains an HTML guide. Extract it then open the
contents.html in your browser.

Please don't blame me if this screws with your system.

Dave L

These drivers were compiled on Fedora 9 x86_64 and are totally untested. I would very much appreciate someone to download the rpm drivers and test them out for me. I don't own a Canon but have a customer who does and so I tried to help out. Unfortunately the customer has not let me know if it worked or not.