Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Jun 2010 12:53 UTC
Linux This is a problem I've been dealing with for a while now. I have a Lexmark printer which I've bought without checking for compatibility with Linux (I bought it when I was still using Windows), and as it turns out, this printer is not supported in Linux. I switched to Linux on my main desktop full-time late last year, so instead of to my desktop, I hooked this printer up to my bedroom Windows 7 media server/HTPC, and whenever I need to print, I just drop the file in question on this machine, and print form there. I need a better solution. Update: As it turns out, Lexmark has recently started releasing Linux drivers (good stuff). Still, the problem at hand stands, as there might still be other printers that suffer from the same problem.
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RE[2]: drivers
by kvarbanov on Thu 10th Jun 2010 13:21 UTC in reply to "RE: drivers "
kvarbanov
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2008-06-16

Thom, if it doesn't work, here's how I've done it - KDE3 and some HP printer floating around - tried the drivers - didn't work, dumped them. I added a new printer device from the KDE menu, and I've simply chosen RAW TCP printer type - I just entered the IP and the port, and voila, it was running like a charm. HTH in case you need that.

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