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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Cheap Print server.
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 10th Jun 2010 14:33 UTC
Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

There are small print servers that you can plug in to. They output postscript and can be printed to with IPP (Sans Linux specific driver for the printer). You lose the ability to use some of the printers features, but you can print. Most of the time,t hats all I need, to be able to print from Linux.

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