Waking up the printer makers to the existence of ubuntu and other linux users

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Thu Jan 22 02:18:28 UTC 2009

On 01/21/2009 02:52 PM, Karl F. Larsen wrote:
> Matthew Flaschen wrote:
>> elmo wrote:
>>> There doesn't seem to be many or any  printer manufacturers who make a 
>>> printer, copier, and scanner that can be used in ubuntu so perhaps they 
>>> should be  awakened to the fact that there are thousands of ubuntu and 
>>> other linux users all over the world who might be interested in having 
>>> such a machine.  
>>> Not one manufacturer has advertised a liuux compatible
>>> machine.
>> That's not true.  See
>> http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/models/deskjet_aio/deskjet_f4200_series.html
>> for an immediate example.
>> The best bet is to check http://www.linuxfoundation.org/en/OpenPrinting
>> before purchasing.  Then, when you buy a compatible printer, tell the
>> manufacturer that you did so because of GNU/Linux support.
>> Matt Flaschen
>     Also the Chinese printer company "Brother" has all it's models 
> listed in the Ubuntu printer list. I have an old HL 1440 which has been 
> working great.
> Karl

Brother is a Japanese comany.

I have a Canon MP70; scans copies, prints just fine. Only complaint that
I have is that it only has a USB port & the free drivers don't work as
well as the TurboPrint drivers. Ubuntu Hardy & Intrepid.

Son has a Brother machine; scans copies, prints & faxes just fine. They
are running 8.04.1 (Hardy).

Just installed an HP printer (remotely) for a friend (8.04.1 Hardy);
only problem that I had was that the drivers were too new & had to
download and install directly from HP. Prints, scans, copies just fine.

I reckon that Elmo has printer problems, but has yet to tell us more :-)

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