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Old 05-26-2004, 12:49 AM   #16
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With my PSC 2210v, I have had it for almost a year and I am still on the same cartidges...so I think pretty good. I did get the HP 58, which is the photo cartidge so I can do picture-like prints but it is still pretty darn good...I did at one time print like 50 pages of just black and white and I have been sitting on the low black ink msg for a while now, which I may need to replace soon but still, one cartridge every 9 mos and the black costs only $20 is good.

The only reason I recommended hpshopping.com was that I used to work for them and I get a discount with them. I know that HP printers are good because that is what they started out making first and they specialize in those. But yeah, on the color laser printers, yeah, you are going to find them at a hefty price because they are still kinda new but I would give 'em another couple months and they may drastically lower their prices. Computer products always do.
 
Old 05-26-2004, 04:55 PM   #17
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My friend in Toronto just bought a HP5C. More than I can fork over. He got it off ebay and is lining up a new fuser for it. He got off cheap.
 
Old 05-27-2004, 02:01 AM   #18
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I can imagine that it cost him quite a bundle for the laserjet itself but then for the fuser and that toner and all, costs a pretty penny too but it does last a long time so laserjet and inkjet printers last pretty close to the same but if I remember right, laserjets are longer lasting as far as toner is concerned.
 
Old 05-27-2004, 02:03 AM   #19
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Welcome to the Linux community.

Beware though, free doesn't always mean $0

"Free as in Liberty, not free as in beer."

Somethings you won't be able to find at no cost. Most Linux distros will have a free zero cost version but not all. Mandrake does, I'm on 9.2 and switching to 10 in a bit. If you really enjoy Mandrake and like to use it, why not support it by joining the club and helping the community grow.

Have fun
 
Old 05-27-2004, 02:06 AM   #20
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Thank you claudius753! I wouldn't expect everything to be free but at a lower cost than you would expect from some like, oh say, WINDOWS!! I am beginning to dislike Windows because you find holes so much in the news but I am yet to hear anything about Linux having holes but I know that with it being software, it may have holes but nothing like Windows.
 
Old 05-27-2004, 02:51 AM   #21
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The best part is that it is a community. Everything is open and it helps keep ideas and innovation flowing without the financial gain coming into play. Everyone helps everyone else. Its great. Linux is more widely used than you may think, for instance all of google's servers use Red Hat, not windows. The worlds most popular search engine uses Linux! Just contribute what you can to keep the movement going.

Even if all you can do right now is help out with some very newbie questions that you know the answers to, its still helping out the community.

I'm in the middle of getting the Mandrake 10 ISO's right now, and building a computer for a friend who is tired of Windows security worm patches and such, and is going to give Linux a try.

-Nathan
 
Old 05-27-2004, 05:35 PM   #22
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10 Official ISOs are available here

The printer was had for ~$400. Not a bad deal. He got an extra ink drum and the fuser (~$200CDN) needed replacing. A good deal. Usually a drum will do 5000-10000 pages. That's 1/10 the cost of inkjets.
 
Old 05-27-2004, 08:41 PM   #23
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Cool! 1/10 the cost of inkjets makes it worth buying the laserjet printer.

By the way, vectordrake, I just finished installing Mandy 10CE. I haven't booted into it yet because I wanted to test to see if I could still get into WinXP and lo and behold, here I am. Now I am going to boot into Mandy 10 to see what needs to be done.
 
Old 05-27-2004, 08:43 PM   #24
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You're gonna have to take some time and play with your eye candy! haha!

Last edited by vectordrake; 12-18-2004 at 11:52 PM.
 
Old 05-27-2004, 09:49 PM   #25
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Now my next question is, I am having difficulty getting onto the Internet. using lspci, it detects my ethernet card and lists it but I do not know how to go from there. Any instructions or assistance would be greatly appreciated as I would not have to reboot...LOL

Thanks in advance,
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Old 05-27-2004, 09:56 PM   #26
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What is the brand and model? The lspci output would be nice if you don't already know the module required. I can help you with that. I had that problem with one of my cards.
 
Old 05-27-2004, 10:05 PM   #27
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it is D-Link DL10050.

I went into the networking forum and found a similar prob and saw a few commands because I have DSL and seems to match the prob I am having but any input from you would be great since you are a guru
 
Old 05-27-2004, 10:20 PM   #28
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This HCL entry seems to say you need to have the sundance module for that card. If it won't stay loaded on bootup, you'll have to put the name of the module in the /etc/modprobe.preload cinfig file (its commented. You'll be fine.LOL). Did you enter your ISP info properly too?
 
Old 05-27-2004, 10:29 PM   #29
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Where do I put my ISP info at??

I went looking all over for networking and web stuff but no where to help with internet access except proxy stuff.
 
Old 05-27-2004, 10:49 PM   #30
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There's a section in the Mandrake Control Center for making a new internet connection. You fill in a few things and you're online. If that tool doesn't work, you can enter the info manually. The steps would be:

1)open MCC
2)click on "network and internet" icon
3)click on "new connection" icon

Fill in the values.
 
  


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