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Old 04-22-2011, 10:36 AM   #1
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I need to buy a new printer that works with Linux which is cheap to run and will work for me. I have found that canon laser works with windows but not Linux.
 
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Old 04-22-2011, 10:42 AM   #2
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At first, I would recommend to use a title for your thread that is explaining your problem (instead of simply the word help). This way your thread will get more attention from people that know something about your problem.

To your actual problem, you may want to have a look at the Hardware Compatibility List.
 
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Old 04-22-2011, 10:42 AM   #3
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Hello and Welcome to LinuxQuestions,

First of all, your thread title should reflect something about the problem/question you have. Just 'help' will not draw much attention. Nowadays most printers are supported by Linux. It's not because they don't include a shiny CD with drivers and installation programs that they aren't supported by Linux. Have a look at the CUPS website for example, at the Drivers section you'll find a lot of printers that are supported out of the box (including +20 Canon printers).

Kind regards,

Eric
 
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Old 04-22-2011, 11:49 AM   #4
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I have used literally 25 different HP printers with linux without any out of the normal configuration. I have a LaserJet 1200 at home that works great, and here in work I have a HP Color LaserJet CP3525.

HP is my preference.
 
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Old 04-22-2011, 12:40 PM   #5
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Hi

I need to buy a new printer that works with Linux which is cheap to run and will work for me. I have found that canon laser works with windows but not Linux.
Might help if you actually told us WHAT Linux and printer you're using. Just saying a Canon printer doesn't work tells us nothing.
 
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Old 04-22-2011, 09:05 PM   #6
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HP and Epson work pretty good with Linux. Six years ago, my Lexmark didn't, but I hear Lexmark's Linux support has improved significantly since then.

You can check out individual models at the Open Printing Database. It's a volunteer site, so expect that there will be gaps and that the newest models may not be there yet.
 
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