Cheap laser printers and Ubuntu
michaelg at seadreamer.net
Tue Nov 6 05:15:40 UTC 2007
No real experience with newer laserjets but I have an old HP 4P that I
have had since sometime in the 90s that is recognized with no problem.
I would think any production HP would work with Gutsy. I also have a
newer 3900 series inkjet that is also no problem.
Albert Charron wrote:
> Caleb Marcus wrote:
>> I've been looking into a new printer, and Albert Charron's message
>> about printers made me think that maybe I should ask the list about
>> recommendations :)
>> I'm looking for a cheap (less than $150) laser printer that'll work
>> well with Ubuntu... I've narrowed it down to the Brother HL-2040 and
>> the HP LaserJet 1018. However, the HL-2040 seems to have
>> non-Linux-related problems of its own. I was wondering if anyone who
>> reads this list can tell me anything about these printers, and their
>> experience using them with Ubuntu. If there's a printer that anyone
>> thinks I should check out, tell me about that too, I'm open to
> Honestly, I've never looked at the Brother printers, and the only
> experience I have with HP printers are from work (mostly a windows
> environment), so I can't do any recommendations there.
> My printer at home is a Samsung ML-1740 laser printer that cost me
> 129$ two years ago. This printer isn't marketed anymore, but I have
> friends who own other Samsung printers (ml-2010, and their
> replacement), all working fine under Linux.
> For the ML-1740, on my Dapper server, I download the ppd file from
> linuxprinting.org and installed it in cups. I know Samsung is
> providing a proprietary driver for their printers, but never managed
> to get it work under Ubuntu. Works great under other distros (tried it
> under Mandriva and Fedora). With Feisty and Gutsy, the printer is
> supported directly, no ppd or driver to install (at least, for my
> 1740)... I don't print a lot, but those are doing the job just
> right... (b/w printing only tho...)
> For Samsung printers, you can look there:
> http://openprinting.org/printer_list.cgi?make=Samsung to see linux
> compatibility, download ppd files and installation instructions (if
> not already supported directly by Ubuntu)...
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