Originally Posted by Michael Hathorn
I run SuSE Linux 9.2. I have successfully used an Epson C86 inkjet printer with it - but the printer head is now permanently clogged, and I need a new printer. Epson no longer make the C86.
Does anyone know if the Epson D88 injet
printer will work on Linux ??? - I have been unable to find out from Epson themselves.
I am running suse 10.0. My old printer an Epson Stylus C20UX worked out of the box and has worked with all the distributions I have used. It has been dying for sometime, but finally I think it has given up the fight.
I am in the UK I am looking to buy an Epson printer which will work out of the box with linux. I want to buy epson as the replacement cartridges are not to expensive.
I have been to linuxprinting.org, but none of the printers seem to be that new, so are no longer available in the shops. I have typed in a lot of the ones from the shops, but most are incompatible (paperweights) or mostly. Being rather feeble minded when it comes to linux it would be better if it was just something I plugged in.
The 'mostly' ones appear to need drivers, I have yet to download and install anything sucessfully in my two years of using linux. So I dread spending my last pennies on something I can't get to work.
Please let me know what printer you are using, if you bought it in 2006. Did you have to tweak it? As I no longer have a working printer I will consider other makes. I have used HP before, but found the cartridges expensive. Canon cartridges are also reasonably priced.
Waiting with bated breath.