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Old 10-24-2007, 03:46 PM   #1
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printers for linux


i have a lexmark 2400 series printer and come to find out it's not compatible with my linux system... What I am wondering is that what are some cheap but decent printers that are compatible with linux I am running Ubuntu 7.10 if that helps

thanks,

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Old 10-24-2007, 03:49 PM   #2
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Most HP printers/scanners are supported by HPLIP, you can find the full list here.
 
Old 10-24-2007, 05:17 PM   #3
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I go with HP as well. Used many over the years with little problems and across many different OSes. One of the most comaptiable name brand printers in computer OSes.

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Old 10-24-2007, 09:24 PM   #4
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Samsung and Brother both provide Linux drivers for their printers.

you can also checkout the LQ HCL
 
Old 10-24-2007, 09:37 PM   #5
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Also, check OpenPrinting, formerly LinuxPrinting.org
 
Old 10-25-2007, 03:01 AM   #6
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Hello jmorgan324,

J.W. is right, here you can find a explication how to install your printer:

http://openprinting.org/show_printer...=Lexmark-X2470

HP is _not_ the only type of printer that works with GNU/Linux.

Best regards,

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Old 10-25-2007, 07:38 AM   #7
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Unless it's not the x2470 he has, maybe it's the x2450.....
He really should have posted the exact model number of the printer so you wouldn't have to speculate.. .


http://openprinting.org/show_printer...=Lexmark-x2450

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Lexmark x2450
Color inkjet printer, this is a Paperweight
 
Old 10-25-2007, 07:51 AM   #8
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Quote:
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HP is _not_ the only type of printer that works with GNU/Linux.
HP **appears** to be the most proactive in supporting Linux. Epson is also at least cooperative, and Epson drivers seem readily available.

Canon was at the bottom of the list, but that may be changing.

Also--look at Turboprint
 
  


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