[OT] Linux Printers

Hans Fugal hans at fugal.net
Fri Sep 14 09:20:47 MDT 2007


On Tue, 11 Sep 2007 at 00:15 -0600, Corey Edwards wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-09-10 at 22:00 -0600, Brandon Stout wrote:
> > I asked the same question a few months ago.  The responses at that time, 
> > along with my own research, led me to purchase an HP PhotoSmart C3135.  
> > I needed an all in one, so that's what this printer is.  This printer 
> > works perfectly for me in OpenSuse 10.1 and 10.2.  I actually like the 
> > scanner software (Sane) in Linux more.  One thing we all seemed to agree 
> > on in that previous thread:  Avoid Lexmark.  Personally, I'd say avoid 
> > it for Linux, Windows, Mac, and anything else.  For one thing, the ink 
> > costs about as much as getting a new printer...
> 
> I remember reading somewhere, can't recall exactly where so put this
> down as an anecdote, but I do remember reading that inside Lexmark there
> are basically two divisions, the guys who make inkjets and the guys who
> make lasers. The inkjets are like you say, not worth the $10 printer
> cable. The lasers OTOH are made to a higher standard and work well. In
> my experience that has been true. I had a Lexmark laser that was a
> workhorse. I would never get one of their inkjets, not even for free.

Yes, I've used Lexmark laser printers in the CS dept here at NMSU for
the past two years and they've worked phenomenally from CUPS (both OS X
and Linux), as socket:// devices.

-- 
Hans Fugal ; http://hans.fugal.net
 
There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the 
right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.
    -- Johann Sebastian Bach
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