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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How lame a post! Do you homework!
by akajeff on Thu 10th Jun 2010 13:32 UTC
akajeff
Member since:
2010-02-14

In less than 2 minutes of searching I had multiple answers and solutions!
Sure I've had my share of troubles with Linux printing including difficulty with LexMark printers, but I don't need to bash a company whining away without first getting my facts straight. I'm miffed because your post was typical 'victim-complaint' mode as a Linux user.

from Phoronix article:
There is one printer manufacturer though that as of last year has begun supporting Linux from top to bottom with their entire line-up of printers. Not only are they providing CUPS drivers, but also they are even printing Tux in the corner of every box they ship right besides the Windows and Apple logos. Do you know who we are talking about? Probably not, but it's Lexmark.

article link: http://tinyurl.com/yadvq5h

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Typical victim complaint?

You do realise that printer manufacturers are all universally incompetent, right?

http://theoatmeal.com/comics/printers

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l3v1 Member since:
2005-07-06

You do realise that printer manufacturers are all universally incompetent, right?


Bad choice of printers. I know, we shouldn't care in 2010, but still, we have to, so choose more carefully next time.

To tell success stories too, here I have a xerox phaser 8560dn and a samsung scx-5330, both working quite nicely with cups, no hassle whatsoever.

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zeos386sx Member since:
2005-07-18

it is just as easy to say "all consumers are universally incompetent." printers like everything thing else are a you get what you pay for thing. those cheap multi function printers you get at walmart or best buy won't last a year; conversely a there are 15 year old laserwriters still going strong.

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