[ubuntu-uk] [Fwd: Re: Lexmark 4300 and woe is me (and him)]

alan c aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Tue Jan 15 23:20:28 GMT 2008

Matthew Macdonald-Wallace wrote:
> This didn't make it last time :o(
> -------- Forwarded Message --------
>> From: Matthew Macdonald-Wallace <matthew at truthisfreedom.org.uk>
>> To: British Ubuntu Talk <ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com>
>> Subject: Re: [ubuntu-uk] Lexmark 4300 and woe is me (and him)
>> Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2008 18:56:44 +0000
>> On Mon, 2008-01-14 at 18:29 +0000, alan c wrote:
>> > Lexmark 4300
>> > 
>> > I help an elderly person with their PC use and they run two dual boot 
>> > machines - a dell desktop XP/Kubuntu and a newer Dell laptop 
>> > XP/Kubuntu. (7.10)
>> > 
>> > Some time ago, with a lot of good intentions this person spotted a 
>> > good all in one printer copier scanner deal, and snapped it up.
>> > Too late. I was not involved with the purchase, and unfortunately I 
>> > now find (as sort of expected) that it is next to impossible to use 
>> > with K/Ubuntu. Although I have not given up completely just yet.
>> > 
>> > However, the unit does have a MAC install CD as well as the windows one.
>> > Does this give any hope I wonder?
>> > 
>> > I would appreciate any comments - tia
>> Alan,
>> Chances are that if it works with OSx, it'll work with Linux because OSX
>> uses CUPS to print.
>> The Scanner could be an issue, but check out SANE and the tools that
>> surround it.

Thanks Matthew
It does not appear to work with linux (kubuntu that is) because the 
model does not appear in the offered list during printer 
configuration, and also, pretending it is another model - so far - has 
also not helped. I wondered if the availablity of MAC install software 
might be useful somehow in linux.
alan cocks
Kubuntu user#10391

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