[ubuntu-za] Olivetti Printers at OFFICE - not compatible with Ubuntu 16.04

Jan jan at verslank.net
Tue Dec 12 07:25:03 UTC 2017


It's a lesson Kodak learnt when they almost went bankrupt due to initial 
refusal to adapt to digital technology. Also Swiss watch manufacturers.

On 12/12/2017 08:26, Anton May wrote:
> Adapt or fail as easy as that.
>
> On 12 December 2017 at 08:18, Ubuntu Bear ZA <zabear1 at gmail.com 
> <mailto:zabear1 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>     Problem is that the boss has no beef with this thing called
>     linus/linunks/linux or whatever - he lives in a fully micro$oft
>     world - as most people still - except for others who are enjoying
>     an apple a day and also paying all the way :-). But the future is
>     bringing Linux closer and closer to home - our servers runs on
>     Linux. But Olivetti - what will become of them?
>
>
>
>     On 08/12/2017 08:19, Quintin Beukes wrote:
>>     I agree to stay away from Olivetti, and warn others before they
>>     make a purchase they'll regret. Olivetti seem to offer no
>>     intention of supporting Linux or providing PPDs.
>>
>>     Quintin
>>
>>     On Fri, Dec 8, 2017 at 6:30 AM Jan <jan at verslank.net
>>     <mailto:jan at verslank.net>> wrote:
>>
>>         Poor show Olivetti. I even asked them about this via their
>>         website and received an impersonal, standardised reply which
>>         means nothing and leads nowhere.
>>
>>         Best is to warn Linux users to stay away via social media?
>>
>>         Best wishes,
>>
>>         Jan
>>         On 07/12/2017 13:37, Anton May wrote:
>>>         Hi Piet
>>>
>>>         As far as I know Olivetti has never been a big linux
>>>         supporter. Even on Open Printing database there is very
>>>         little Olivetti printers available -
>>>         http://www.openprinting.org/printers/manufacturer/Olivetti
>>>         <http://www.openprinting.org/printers/manufacturer/Olivetti>
>>>
>>>         Don't know if things have changed, maybe someone can point
>>>         you in another direction?
>>>
>>>         Sorry
>>>
>>>         Anton
>>>
>>>         On 7 December 2017 at 10:48, Ubuntu Bear ZA
>>>         <zabear1 at gmail.com <mailto:zabear1 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>>
>>>             Hi 7 Dec17
>>>
>>>             I have joined a RE office in KZN (Wakefields on South
>>>             Coast). They use WiFi for their big Olivetti printers
>>>
>>>             AND I use Ubuntu 16.04.
>>>
>>>             *  PROBLEM is that I cannot currently link with the
>>>             printers (which may force me to not use Ubuntu in future).
>>>
>>>             I do not wish to go that route.
>>>
>>>             Any suggestions?
>>>
>>>             I am copying the details of the printers below.
>>>
>>>                  Olivetti d-colorp2130  and Olivwtti d-4004mf
>>>
>>>             Hoping that someone can provide a way out. The IT guy
>>>             here himself loves Ubuntu and is willing to assist, but
>>>             needs directions.
>>>
>>>             Regards
>>>
>>>             PietBeukes
>>>
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