What is your price on a low-cost LINIX printer?
Karl F. Larsen
klarsen1 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 2 14:38:09 UTC 2010
Justin Gruenberg wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 1, 2010 at 7:38 AM, Karl F. Larsen <klarsen1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Since cups puts out the proper "standard input", which all
>> the new printer hardware must have, it's easy to see that all
>> new printer hardware will work with Ubuntu.
> This is not true. While many printers will work out of the box, not
> all do. Sometimes you'll have to find a PPD for the printer.
> Sometimes support just doesn't exist.
> I'd suggest to the original poster to make a list of printers in his
> price range from where ever he can buy one, and just do a google
> search on the model numbers with 'linux' in there. It should be
> pretty easy to find if the printer works and if there are any
> kinks/workaround to get things working.
Your saying that SOME printers do not use the standard input
format. This is possibly true, since anything can happen. But
I will stick to my statement that a printer made in 2008 or
later it will work with Ubuntu. There are special high cost
printers for special cases I do not address. I am talking
about printers you buy today at Wal Mart. They will ALL work
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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