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: Printer success
by Flatland_Spider on Thu 10th Jun 2010 14:27 UTC in reply to "Printer success"
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I agree, HP has provided great printer support for Unix-like operating systems, and my HP CLJ3600 works flawlessly. ;)

I'm going to have to disagree about CUPS though. Every so often, CUPS will corrupt the print queue, and I'll get error messages where a document should be. I just have to delete the printer and re-add it, but it's annoying. This may be something localized to the two latest Fedora releases.

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RE[2]: Printer success
by dldiamond on Thu 10th Jun 2010 14:47 in reply to "RE: Printer success"
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"I'm going to have to disagree about CUPS though. Every so often, CUPS will corrupt the print queue,"

I've never seen this happen, but honestly I rarely use the printer so it might not be an issue for that reason. I have had my printer for at least 3 or 4 years and according to the web interface my total page count is about 500.

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RE[3]: Printer success
by turrini on Fri 11th Jun 2010 17:15 in reply to "RE[2]: Printer success"
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Never seen that too.

We have more than 500 printers installed on CUPS, 2 milion jobs monthly (most from label printers) and never had any corruption. We have HP, LexMark, Epson, Zebra, Argox, Datamax, Brother and Canon printers.

Edited 2010-06-11 17:15 UTC

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