Faint hope : new printer drivers in FC5?
beartooth at adelphia.net
Mon Feb 20 17:02:00 UTC 2006
Fool that I was, I bought a printer on someone's recommendation, without
thinking to check whether it worked with linux. It's a Lexmark X1185 --
which didn't then, and still doesn't afaict: linuxprinting finds no driver
So will there be any new printer drivers in FC5 that are not yet generally
available on linuxprinting? If so, is there a list I can check mine
Fwiw, I've been running an XP machine, just for topo maps and GPS stuff;
but it's beginning to look like CrossoverOffice 5.0 (CXO) will be able to
handle at least the most important (to me) of the proprietary suites of
GPS/topo software that I have, Maptech and Garmin. But, I'm told on the
CXO list, neither wine nor CXO can handle any printer that linux can't
So, if I take to running a clean OS on what is now the XP machine, will
that mean I have one more bulky paperweight sitting around? Or is there
hope with FC5 once I update to that?
Beartooth Staffwright, Neo-Redneck Linux Convert
FC4; Pine 4.64, Pan 0.14.2.91; Privoxy 3.0.3;
Dillo 0.8.5, Opera 8.51, Firefox 1.0.7, Epiphany 1.6.5
Remember I have little idea what I am talking about.
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