Multifunction printers for ubuntu?

Jack Bowling jbinpg at
Sun Sep 3 23:44:04 UTC 2006

On Fri, Sep 01, 2006 at 06:28:34PM -0700, Scott wrote:
> alex wrote:
> > I recently posted a question about a driver for the Lexmark 
> > multifunction printer X74/X75 and  someone
> > mentioned that multifunction printers don't work well in linux because 
> > of driver difficulties?
> > 
> > Does anyone have a brand of a printer/fax/copier that they're using 
> > successfully in ubuntu without turning
> > the world upside down to make it work?
> Well I never seem to be able to get any printer working without lots of 
> playing around.
> But I've had (eventual) success with my Brother MFC (Monochrome Laser 
> Printer/Fax/Copier/Color Scanner) 7820N.  Brother has Linux Drivers (in 
> .deb and .rpm packages) on their website.
> Most any HP should work (I have a DeskJet 6800 - not a a MultiFunction). 
>    Ubuntu has all the HP Open source drivers already.

I use Epson printers and scanners with almost zero problems. The one
problem that still remains is that after one or two scans, my Epson USB
2450 Photo scanner will timeout and I will have to turn the scanner off and
on for it to be seen again. This is probably a libusb issue.


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