Need tip on an inexpensive printer for college student using CentOS 5.5
I have heard the European Cannon web sites have Linux drivers whereas the US sites do not. I have not verified this but
it might be worth a look.
David McGuffey wrote:
> On Mon, 2010-08-16 at 16:30 -0700, John R Pierce wrote:
>> On 08/16/10 4:23 PM, Utt, Lyle wrote:
>>> I run a Brother HL-2040 by usb cable at home.
>>> Works fine out of the box.
>> and its replacement HL-2140 is $79 at Amazon
>> has linux CUPS and LPR drivers
>> and uses the same TN-360 2500 page toners as my MFC...
> After reading numerous responses and checking with "linuxprinting" (now
> "openprinting") I'll probably try to find a Brother B&W laser and avoid
> the inkjet models.
> The boy has in the past, saved the files to a USB stick, gone to a
> campus computer lab (they are in nearly every building these days), and
> printed there. Since he lives off-campus, that is about the same PITA
> as rebooting to Win7 and using MS Office to print the document(s).
> The low-end Cannon printer he has came bundled with the laptop through
> the campus bookstore (his freshman year). Hind-sight is always 20-20,
> and knowing what I know now, I would not have allowed him to purchase
> the bundle. The younger son (2 years behind) went to school with a Mac,
> no printer, and prints from the campus network.
> Thanks to all who responded.
> Dave M
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