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Printer drivers
« on: July 31, 2013, 04:56:20 pm »
My Canon computer printer started giving trouble, printing jagged lines. Some time ago I bought an HP fr2180 printer cheap on eBay as a spare.  After all the aggro with the Canon that I had getting it to run properly with Linux Ubuntu, I was dreading the same thing with the HP drivers.  Windows XP and Windows 7 downloaded the printer drivers onto the two separate caddies easily, which is what I expected. Then I had to download onto the two Ubuntu versions on two other caddies.  Boy, was I surprised. I was amazed how easy it was to download the HP printer drivers onto the Linux systems.  My heart was elated as the anticipated stress melted away.   From now on I will always use HP.
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Re: Printer drivers
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2013, 05:09:33 pm »
Hi Bill

I understand your fear about installing a printer, I think it's one area where linux support can be a little bit patchy but from what i believe HP offer the best support for Linux systems of all the Printer manufacturers so I'm not surprised you found it a simple matter to install your printer, having said that I have 2 Samsung printers one at home and one in my office at work and installing them was a piece of cake
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Re: Printer drivers
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2013, 06:24:41 pm »
Just to add to what Emegra said, I have just installed the drivers for Brother MFC-J6510DW (multi function wireless network printer/scanner) and it was a breeze. Clear & concise instructions on the Brother site.

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Re: Printer drivers
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2013, 08:14:58 pm »
Yeah things are certainly improving, but Canon still seem to be lagging behind ::)
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Re: Printer drivers
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2013, 07:23:59 pm »
hp still seem to be the best for linux says a cannon user  ;)
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