[SATLUG] Linux-Friendly Printers & Scanners

John D Choate jdchoate at gmail.com
Sun Sep 14 15:34:07 CDT 2008


On Sunday 14 September 2008 15:16:42 Brian McKinney wrote:
> I've also had great luck with HP printers.  My deskjet f4140 worked
> immediately without any special configuration.
> -Brian
> 
> 
> On Sun, Sep 14, 2008 at 2:29 PM, Ed Coates <edcoates at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > On Sun, Sep 14, 2008 at 1:37 PM, Alan Lesmerises
> > <alesmerises at satx.rr.com> 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.
> > >
> > > TIA.
> > >
> > > Al Lesmerises
> > I've got an HP Photosmart 2575 all-in-one printerj/coper/scanner, and
> > when I went into cups to configure it, it already detected it and
> > asked if I wanted to add it.  One of the nice features is that it's
> > network capable and works great with either windows or linux.
> >
> > Ed
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HP printers work so well because HP actually develops the hplip driver.


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