[SATLUG] Linux-Friendly Printers & Scanners

Justin Burdette justin.burdette at gmail.com
Sun Sep 14 17:17:48 CDT 2008


On 9/14/08, John D Choate <jdchoate at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On Sunday 14 September 2008 13:37:11 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.
> >
> > TIA.
> >
> > Al Lesmerises
> >
> >
>
>
> Most of the time, for HP, simply having cups and hplip installed is fine.
>
> If you get an HP printer and need to install the latest hplip driver from
> http://hplip.sourceforge.net/ (for a very recent model printer), be sure
> to have the following installed:
> cups-devel
> libusb-devel
>
> optional:
> sane-devel (for scanning with an all-in-one, photosmart, psc, or officejet)
>
> libnetsnmp-devel or libnet-snmp-devel
>
I'm running the OfficeJet Pro L7555 here over my network. It prints
flawlessly from every computer I have. Scanning in Linux is still awkward
for me, but the pictures come out just fine.

Justin

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