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Offline ssfc72

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Printers for Linux??
« on: January 14, 2019, 12:11:13 pm »
So, i know there is good suuport with HP printers under Linux, but HP cripples their print catridges with chips that prevent print cartridges from printing, once their expiry date has run out.

So I definately want to avoid buying HP printers.

What other brand of printer works well, under Linux?
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Tried Mint 19, but too many bugs. Went back to Mint 18.3
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Re: Printers for Linux??
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2019, 12:32:40 pm »
I have had several Brother laser printers, including the HL-2270DW that I presently use in my office and home. Works flawlessly, at least with Ubuntu and Mint. My office setup is direct; home setup through a Mac Time Capsule. Both were detected without doing anything special.
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Re: Printers for Linux??
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2019, 05:47:19 pm »
Thanks for the info, Mike!
I think the CUPS web page may have a list of printers that work under Linux, but the list may not have the latest printers?
Mint 18.3 on an HP Pavilion X360, 11" k120ca notebook
Tried Mint 19, but too many bugs. Went back to Mint 18.3
Cellphone ZTE Axon 7 Mini, PCMobile pay as you go