[SATLUG] Linux-Friendly Printers & Scanners
John D Choate
jdchoate at gmail.com
Sun Sep 14 15:29:35 CDT 2008
On Sunday 14 September 2008 14:00:26 Don Crowder wrote:
> Alan Lesmerises wrote:
> > I have a new system I want to set-up for my wife, but the drivers for
> > her Lexmark printer-scanner are not ready for prime time. Since it's
> > several years old, I figured it might be more practical to find a unit
> > that was more Linux-friendly (rather than wait until the drivers are
> > more refined -- which they may never be).
> > What I would like to know is what are your experiences (collectively)
> > with various brands and/or specific models of scanners & printers and
> > what I should be looking for in a new unit. If possible, I would prefer
> > to go with an all-in-one unit, for space-saving reasons.
> My experience is that just about any HP printer is essentially "Plug and
> Play" in Linux and I've set up enough of them to represent a valid sample.
HP is best. New models are usually supported within a month or so of release.
Most any model you get will already be supported with HP's unified driver.
If you get a new model, go here for the latest HP driver, hplip:
Standard inkjets, All-in-ones (PSC models), OfficeJets, etc. are all covered.
I got an OfficeJet J6450 back in May at Costco, and the new hplip release supported it beautifully across my wireless network and even installed Fax support and scanning with sane.
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