Suggestion for multi-function printer/scanner was Re: TWO QUESTIONS

G Williams Webmaster Ubuntuvoice.com info at ubuntuvoice.com
Sat Jan 20 16:26:28 UTC 2007


I have an HP laser which isn't supported by Dapper.   Similarly I went 
to the various sites trying to get cups to work.   Allegedly it works in 
edgy (laserjet 1018)  I think I got it to print once.   Not a focus 
because I am really trying to get an ubuntustudio going 
(ubuntustudio.org)  before the April release date.   It would be more 
often nice to print stuff,   but not essential,   if I can read it on 
the screen fine.  

So after I was done fiddling with multimedia apps,  I tried a simple but 
not elegant or final solution.   I put the printer on my wife's windows 
machine,   my son does his home work there anyway (okay between games)  
and through Samba it works. 

I am I suppose not totally against windows,  but the upgrading stops 
here  as does the verifications for an operating system I own (Dell OEM 
version keeps wanting a different serial # every time I reinstall for 
some reason.)   Mad experiments can more easily prevail in Linux,  and 
Mr Ubuntu not Mr Gates has a far more liberal approach to installing 
over and over again (till you get it right).  The answer is short "sure!". 

So yeah,  hardware will always be an issue until manufacturers decide 
they want to finally kill their relationships with Bill and have an open 
and honest one with the public.

C. Martens wrote:
> About 18 months ago, back in my winblows days, I got tired of buying 
> expensive (for inkjets, anyway) printers for which the printer would 
> outlast the availability of the very expensive ink refills. I was 
> going to go laser, but the downstroke of replacing the toner and drum 
> made this prohibitive during my financially-strained periods, so I 
> ended up buying an ultra-cheap brother mfc 210c, figuring that if it 
> did break down or become hard to buy supplies for, at least I wouldn't 
> be out a lot of $. I love it, the company's tech support and attitude 
> (they support Linux), and the way I was able to install it pretty 
> darned well when I moved to Kubuntu. The companies I work for usually 
> have laser, so I occasionally end up doing some things in colour at 
> home (e.g. a training dvd insert, overhead presentations), and of 
> course, my son's high-school artwork.
>
> The Brother MFC-210C isn't supported by kubuntu out-of-the-CD/box, but 
> there are some pretty good howtos about how to install it on the web 
> (I even took a stab at writing one for another distro that didn't have 
> as much documentation as ubuntu), and company reps will respond quite 
> quickly with Linux support, via email from Asia, if needed. Like I 
> said, great attitude; at one point something broke a year and two days 
> after the warranty ran out, and they still paid for the professional 
> depot replacement, and it wasn't a trivial part, either.
>
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>     Message: 1
>     Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2007 13:31:03 -0500
>     From: "Pay Wahun"
>     Subject: Ubuntu vs Kubuntu
>     To: ubuntu-ca at lists.ubuntu.com
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>     I have read a lot into Kubuntu and Ubuntu, (KDE / GNONE). I was
>     however
>     wondering which of these two platforms is worth a long-term
>     commitment. I
>     think Kubuntu is easier to work with than Ubuntu for a newbie like
>     me. But
>     too much emphasis is placed on Ubuntu, so much that I wonder if
>     Canonical
>     has any long-term commitment towards Kubuntu. Even the recently
>     printed official Ubuntu book pays a lip service towards Kubuntu
>     (KDE) OS and
>     reading from this book, I wonder what the future holds for Kubuntu
>     - and
>     would it be better for me to focus on U instaed of KU?. What do
>     you think?
>     Would appreciate any advice.
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>     Message: 2
>     Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2007 12:01:13 -0700
>     From: "Leslie Lewis"
>     Subject: Re: Ubuntu vs Kubuntu
>     To: "The Canadian Ubuntu Users Community"
>     Message-ID:
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>     I have no special insight, but I think Kubuntu will be supported
>     as long as
>     there's interest in it, and there seems to be lots. If it's not,
>     there are
>     lots of other KDE-based distributions that will be around for a
>     good long
>     time - Xandros, for instance. Anything you learn and do in Kubuntu
>     will be
>     transferable.
>
>     But Ubuntu isn't that hard when you get into it. And you can use
>     KDE and
>     GNOME applications in either Kubuntu or Ubuntu.
>
>     I would say go with what feels best and don't worry about the long
>     term. By
>     the time there's any major change, if there is one, you'll know
>     what you're
>     doing and be able to handle it.
>
>     You might also like to ask this question on the main Ubuntu forums:
>     http://www.ubuntuforums.org/. The participants are just as helpful and
>     friendly as the people on this list.
>
>     Leslie in Canmore.
>
>
>     On 1/19/07, Pay Wahun wrote:
>     >
>     > I have read a lot into Kubuntu and Ubuntu, (KDE / GNONE). I was
>     however
>     > wondering which of these two platforms is worth a long-term
>     commitment. I
>     > think Kubuntu is easier to work with than Ubuntu for a newbie
>     like me. But
>     > too much emphasis is placed on Ubuntu, so much that I wonder if
>     Canonical
>     > has any long-term commitment towards Kubuntu. Even the recently
>     > printed official Ubuntu book pays a lip service towards Kubuntu
>     (KDE) OS and
>     > reading from this book, I wonder what the future holds for
>     Kubuntu - and
>     > would it be better for me to focus on U instaed of KU?. What do
>     you think?
>     > Would appreciate any advice.
>     >
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>     Message: 3
>     Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2007 16:43:41 -0500
>     From: Maurice Murphy
>     Subject: TWO QUESTIONS
>     To: UBUNTU CANADA GROUP
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>     Greetings All,
>
>     1. Where can I find a driver for a Logitech Fusion web cam?
>
>     2. Any suggestions for a compatible scan/print/fax/copy machine?
>
>     Any suggestions would be most appreciated.
>
>     Maurice from Nepean
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>     Message: 4
>     Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2007 16:54:10 -0500
>     From: Fabian Rodriguez
>     Subject: Suggestion for multi-function printer/scanner was Re: TWO
>     QUESTIONS
>     To: The Canadian Ubuntu Users Community
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>     Maurice Murphy wrote:
>     > Greetings All,
>     >
>     > [...]
>     > 2. Any suggestions for a compatible scan/print/fax/copy machine?
>     Any HP. HPLIP very nicely implements most if not all of printer and
>     scanner management functions, and XSane does very well with multi-page
>     scans if your machine has an ADF (automatic docs feeder).
>
>     I have owned Brother and Samsung printers and they're very nice and
>     cheap but all use proprietary driver qhich ultimately mean painful
>     install (and, most importantly, updates).
>
>     I'd love to hear about other options, though. Checking the recently
>     revamped linuxprinting.org will help too.
>
>     Cheers,
>
>     Fabi?n Rodr?guez - Ubuntu Quebec Local Community team contact
>     https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QuebecTeam
>     Montreal, QC, Canada
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>     Message: 5
>     Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2007 17:31:42 -0500
>     From: Peter Whittaker
>     Subject: Re: Ubuntu vs Kubuntu
>     To: The Canadian Ubuntu Users Community
>     Message-ID: <1169245902.13827.19.camel at EdgeKeep-PC001>
>     Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
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>     On Fri, 2007-01-19 at 13:31 -0500, Pay Wahun wrote:
>     > emphasis is placed on Ubuntu, so much that I wonder if Canonical has
>     > any long-term commitment towards Kubuntu
>
>     My understanding is that Shuttleworth based Ubuntu on Gnome because of
>     his perception of Gnome's commitment to usability, that some KDE fans
>     saw that Ubuntu was good and launched Kubuntu to get their favourite X
>     environment running on their favourite distro, and that
>     Shuttleworth has
>     since switched to Kubuntu.
>
>     Since the sabdfl use Kubuntu, I expect there will be long-term
>     support.
>     Refer also to http://www.kubuntu.org/announcements/kde-commitment.php
>
>     As for me, I'm still using Ubuntu despite finding more and more I
>     dislike about Gnome's approach to user configuration and preferences*.
>     It's more inertia than anything else for me: I've gotten use to it
>     and I
>     can live with it. But KDE beckons, oh, it beckons the cfg file
>     hacker in
>     me....
>
>     For a newbie, Ubuntu may be better, because there are fewer
>     options, the
>     user experience is more choreographed/constrained (YMMV). But someone
>     who really wants to explore may prefer KDE because they can configure
>     everything!
>
>     Either way, I think the long-term legs are there.
>
>     pww
>
>     * The approach of some Gnome devs strikes me as paternalism in the
>     guise
>     of usability - it's like being on a Mac - or NeXTStep - back in
>     the day
>     and having little irritations - and serious usability issues -
>     caused by
>     design philosophy. Like the lack of screen saver options in Gnome
>     screen
>     saver because the maintainer doesn't believe in user configuration (so
>     I've been told). Like the lack of PageUp/PageDown on NeXTStations
>     because NeXT design philosophy was that it was a screen not a
>     page. Why
>     they couldn't supply the function and call it ScreenUp/ScreenDown
>     instead I'll never know... ...but that's just me, and I've always
>     been a
>     grumpy old fart.
>
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>     Message: 6
>     Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2007 20:51:33 -0500
>     From: Maurice Murphy
>     Subject: Re: Suggestion for multi-function printer/scanner was Re: TWO
>     QUESTIONS
>     To: The Canadian Ubuntu Users Community
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>     > Maurice Murphy wrote:
>     >
>     >> Greetings All,
>     >>
>     >> [...]
>     >> 2. Any suggestions for a compatible scan/print/fax/copy machine?
>     >>
>     > Any HP. HPLIP very nicely implements most if not all of printer and
>     > scanner management functions, and XSane does very well with
>     multi-page
>     > scans if your machine has an ADF (automatic docs feeder).
>     >
>     > I have owned Brother and Samsung printers and they're very nice and
>     > cheap but all use proprietary driver qhich ultimately mean painful
>     > install (and, most importantly, updates).
>     >
>     > I'd love to hear about other options, though. Checking the recently
>     > revamped linuxprinting.org will help too.
>     >
>     > Cheers,
>     >
>     > Fabi?n Rodr?guez - Ubuntu Quebec Local Community team contact
>     > https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QuebecTeam
>     > Montreal, QC, Canada
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>     >
>     Hi Fabi?n,
>
>     Thank you for that very helpful info. I now have a major research
>     project on my hands! So many choices!
>
>     Maurice from Nepean
>     :-) :-) :-)
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>     Message: 7
>     Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2007 21:55:19 -0500
>     From: "G Williams Webmaster Ubuntuvoice.com"
>     Subject: Re: Ubuntu vs Kubuntu
>     To: The Canadian Ubuntu Users Community
>     Message-ID: <45B18497.8070309 at ubuntuvoice.com>
>     Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed
>
>     Kde does look more attractive to the newbie. It looks for some reason
>     a bit more like Windows than Gnome does, at least out of the box and
>     there are things about it that appear to be a better deal. I think
>     its
>     the fonts and the layouts.
>
>     Lately though with a purpose in mind I have found Gnome to have as
>     much
>     eye candy (go ahead make it look like Windows) but more under the
>     hood
>     when it comes to applications. KDE comes with a lot of stuff, but as
>     far as stability goes Ubuntu at least is not a distribution that
>     supports it perhaps like Knoppix does. For what I was running it
>     for, it just does not remain stable and the multimedia applications I
>     use Linux for now just aren't anything to write home about in KDE.
>
>     I suppose I am somewhat of a qualified opinion. Tried running edgy,
>     tried running xubuntu, tried this and that. Dapper is stable and
>     ubuntu has Gnome not KDE.
>
>     I know how you feel having run everything from Redhat to Mandrake
>     (not
>     Mandriva) to Gentoo, to Caldera ( I know ewww those guys!) looking
>     for something that felt like home.
>
>     Best advice decide whether you want to learn a *new* OS, get the
>     stable
>     version, and get the distro (if its linux) that suits your needs.
>     The developers always have a preference and its usually for what
>     works
>     and its really their choice as to what they want to work on, so its
>     not your wish list, its theirs.
>
>     It would mean your either going to develop your own flavour and
>     make it
>     stable or head back to the familiar windows and pay pay pay the price.
>
>     Its never comfortable to learn or adopt something new. The final and
>     best piece of advice I can give is give it time and make sure you
>     have a
>     copy around of something that works for you.
>
>     I didn't and probably to some extent, still don't like the feel of
>     Gnome that much. However, having hit my head against the wall enough
>     times, the trade off is fine with me. I will just deal with
>     aesthetics by sucking it up or making it into something that
>     doesn't suck.
>
>     Hope it helps.
>
>     Pay Wahun wrote:
>     > I have read a lot into Kubuntu and Ubuntu, (KDE / GNONE). I was
>     > however wondering which of these two platforms is worth a long-term
>     > commitment. I think Kubuntu is easier to work with than Ubuntu
>     for a
>     > newbie like me. But too much emphasis is placed on Ubuntu, so much
>     > that I wonder if Canonical has any long-term commitment towards
>     > Kubuntu. Even the recently printed official Ubuntu book pays a lip
>     > service towards Kubuntu (KDE) OS and reading from this book, I
>     wonder
>     > what the future holds for Kubuntu - and would it be better for
>     me to
>     > focus on U instaed of KU?. What do you think? Would appreciate any
>     > advice.
>
>
>
>
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>     Message: 8
>     Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2007 21:39:42 -0800
>     From: "Alan Pater"
>     Subject: Re: Ubuntu vs Kubuntu
>     To: "The Canadian Ubuntu Users Community"
>     Message-ID:
>     <3d38c22b0701192139s56343941q920bf821c9cb7c81 at mail.gmail.com>
>     Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8; format=flowed
>
>     I find that Gnome is better for a new user, it is different enough
>     from the MS Windows look and feel that people don't expect to do
>     things exactly the same as they do when using MS Windows. And the
>     focus on usability within Gnome makes it easy to learn.
>
>     I look at KDE every once in while (you can install both on a default
>     Ubuntu system), but find that I prefer the Gnome Keep-it-Simple look
>     and feel. KDE has too many options and switches and buttons for me.
>     Great if you like to spend a lot of time configuring things though.
>
>     Plus, Ubuntu Gnome has a much nicer colour scheme then Kubuntu's
>     KDE. :-)
>
>     On 1/19/07, G Williams Webmaster Ubuntuvoice.com wrote:
>     > Kde does look more attractive to the newbie. It looks for some
>     reason
>     > a bit more like Windows than Gnome does, at least out of the box and
>     > there are things about it that appear to be a better deal. I
>     think its
>     > the fonts and the layouts.
>     >
>     > Lately though with a purpose in mind I have found Gnome to have
>     as much
>     > eye candy (go ahead make it look like Windows) but more under
>     the hood
>     > when it comes to applications. KDE comes with a lot of stuff, but as
>     > far as stability goes Ubuntu at least is not a distribution that
>     > supports it perhaps like Knoppix does. For what I was running it
>     > for, it just does not remain stable and the multimedia
>     applications I
>     > use Linux for now just aren't anything to write home about in KDE.
>     >
>     > I suppose I am somewhat of a qualified opinion. Tried running edgy,
>     > tried running xubuntu, tried this and that. Dapper is stable and
>     > ubuntu has Gnome not KDE.
>     >
>     > I know how you feel having run everything from Redhat to
>     Mandrake (not
>     > Mandriva) to Gentoo, to Caldera ( I know ewww those guys!) looking
>     > for something that felt like home.
>     >
>     > Best advice decide whether you want to learn a *new* OS, get the
>     stable
>     > version, and get the distro (if its linux) that suits your needs.
>     > The developers always have a preference and its usually for what
>     works
>     > and its really their choice as to what they want to work on, so its
>     > not your wish list, its theirs.
>     >
>     > It would mean your either going to develop your own flavour and
>     make it
>     > stable or head back to the familiar windows and pay pay pay the
>     price.
>     >
>     > Its never comfortable to learn or adopt something new. The final and
>     > best piece of advice I can give is give it time and make sure
>     you have a
>     > copy around of something that works for you.
>     >
>     > I didn't and probably to some extent, still don't like the feel of
>     > Gnome that much. However, having hit my head against the wall enough
>     > times, the trade off is fine with me. I will just deal with
>     > aesthetics by sucking it up or making it into something that
>     doesn't suck.
>     >
>     > Hope it helps.
>     >
>     > Pay Wahun wrote:
>     > > I have read a lot into Kubuntu and Ubuntu, (KDE / GNONE). I was
>     > > however wondering which of these two platforms is worth a
>     long-term
>     > > commitment. I think Kubuntu is easier to work with than Ubuntu
>     for a
>     > > newbie like me. But too much emphasis is placed on Ubuntu, so much
>     > > that I wonder if Canonical has any long-term commitment towards
>     > > Kubuntu. Even the recently printed official Ubuntu book pays a lip
>     > > service towards Kubuntu (KDE) OS and reading from this book, I
>     wonder
>     > > what the future holds for Kubuntu - and would it be better for
>     me to
>     > > focus on U instaed of KU?. What do you think? Would appreciate any
>     > > advice.
>     >
>     >
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