[xubuntu-users] which printer/scanner for linux/linux Mint

David Walland davidwalland at googlemail.com
Sun Nov 8 21:26:29 UTC 2015

I don't know about scanners but found a program called Turbo Print (not
free) made setting up my printers easy after the Epson printer got lost
after I'd had it running well and then later refused to work again.  Both
printers are wifi printers.

At the moment, I'm still having problems with my old Xubuntu machines as
something has happened to stop my Intel 2200 boards working under Xubuntu
which I've been unable to resolve.  The same boards work fine when I change
to the Win XP HDD (I have two identical machines).  This means that I can't
run the program usefully until I finally get the wifi board working again
in Xubuntu and reload this program.  I have rebuilt the machine from
scratch several times trying to resolve the problem!


David Walland

On 8 November 2015 at 19:26, Peter Flynn <peter at silmaril.ie> wrote:

> On 08/11/15 03:17, Istimsak Abdulbasir wrote:
>> On Nov 7, 2015 6:22 PM, "Teach" <pbrteach at gmail.com
>> <mailto:pbrteach at gmail.com>> wrote:
> [...]
>> Which printer/scanner is compatible with Linux and will be
>>> installed and configured  automatically or semi-automatically
>>> Sadly, getting printers to work with linux is not a straightforward
>> thing.
> Unfortunately this is true. CUPS is a fine system, but the drivers (PPD
> files) tend to be buggy for any operation other than simple one-sided A4 or
> Letter printing. There is no excuse for this, as CUPS is (or was) an Apple
> product, and the PPD files they distribute work perfectly.
> I cannot speak as to scanners, as I don't have or use one.
> It is best to check with printers that are known to work.
> Even that, alas, is no guarantee of anything. Most depends on the version
> of the CUPS PPDs available for your distribution.
> ///Peter
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