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Hello zephyrcat - While I'm thinking about it. I wanted to let you know that I resolved the problem for the Kodak Aio. No driver available, no print, no control I returned it. Checked out opensource printing, I believe it is, found a listing of the drivers for the printers that they recommended for Linux. Purchased an Epson Stylus Aio CX8400. Pretty smart eh! NOW I'm having the SAME problems with the Epson Aio as the Drivers listed & available on Xandros do not support or work for it either. Back to square one. More questions that answers?? Thanks for your reply - sorry not much Linux help as yet!
Dear tredegar More questions if you will?? Yes - very good observation. We have partially & paperweight also listed apparently as conjecture? Mostly? maybe to mean mostly not working?? Sorry, I was being positive as I took it to mean mostly working. That's one on me???
Went to linuxprinting.org/show_printer.cgi to search for Weston?? Not able to track Weston down? What am I missing?? I'm with you. After a couple of weeks I'm looking for an Epson Aio driver story with a ending. Thank you!
Why did you go there? That is not the link I gave you.
Just click on the second link I gave you, and search for "Weston"
[Edit]: By "Search for Weston", I do not mean "Press the SEARCH button on that page", I do mean either read all that page until you find Weston, or use the "Find text on this page" function of your browser to jump to the word Weston, then start reading very carefully, because that is where your answer lies. [/Edit]
i just sent a nasty email to Kodak i said if they don't make a driver for Linux i will stop buying there protucs and ask for a refund of my printer and i said everyone that i know will to so will you guys infoarce the threat a little
holy crap thats totally not what i asked for the is the reply i got
Thank you for your recent visit to the Kodak Web site and question about Ubuntu drivers.
We are quite concerned over your experience, and are sorry for any inconvenience or frustration this has caused you. We will do our best to help you.
I again apologize for the inconvenience and frustration caused to you. We have been getting lots of emails regarding the Ubuntu drivers and we have already escalated the same matter to our senior support. If i were at your place, may be i would have been equally depressed and reacted in the very same way but as of now, we donot support Ubuntu with our Kodak however once we get any update about the same, it will be launched worldwide.
At this point of time, i would suggest you to please use the Kodak printer as standalone, if possible. Alternatively, you can reach us through email, chat or give us a call on our toll free no. 1-800-421-6699 for any further queries.
We are glad to be of service and are here for you if you need us in the future. If you do reply, please be sure to include any previous e-mail so we may assist you better.
Sorry to hear you are having trouble. Printers can be difficult.
I've always used HP, and their linux support has generally been very good, but it's always a good idea to check for potential problems before you buy. HP's 2600N was a pig to get going when it was new (a few years ago), but now, it's just a matter of plugging it in, and firing up CUPS.
The other month I had a "family support call" to go round and install a Brother printer / scanner, and was anticipating problems, but no sooner had I plugged it in (USB) than Ubuntu 10.10 announced "Your Brother Printer Model xxxx [I forget now] is now ready for printing". And indeed it was. I did not even have to fire up CUPS. The scanner worked too. Astounding.
If you tell us more about your printer, I'll do my best to help sort it for you.