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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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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