Anyone that can Recommend a Laser Printer

Mark LaPierre marklapier at
Sun Mar 24 22:59:43 UTC 2013

On 03/24/2013 06:36 PM, Jim wrote:
> On 03/24/2013 01:28 PM, Mark LaPierre wrote:
>> On 03/22/2013 07:51 PM, Jim wrote:
>>> I'm looking to buy a Laser Printer that will work great in Fedora, in
>>> the price range of $200 - $400 price range. any recommendations ?
>>> Don't want any more Samsung printers they don't care about Linux
>>> support.
>> Hey, don't be so quick to diss on Samsung.  They were among the first
>> manufacturers to support Linux, even if they don't do it open source.
>> I've got a Samsung ML-1740 that has worked flawlessly with multiple
>> flavors of Linux, including several Fedora releases. About the only
>> problem I've ever had with it is a cups filter that was installed with
>> incorrect ownership permissions.  I'm not sure that was Samsung's fault.
>> I would also recommend that you get and HP printer.  They don't
>> support Linux at all, but they do support the HPLip project and they
>> also produce good quality prints.
> The thing that is blowing my mind and I just don't understand,  Why is
> this 2009 Samsung driver working on a Asus Mini Laptop w/Fedora 18 and
> not a Acer and HP PC towers.
> There has got to be something very Simple going on.

Check the cups filter chain for correct ownership and permissions.  Set 
it up in debug mode and look for clues as to what's hanging it up.  I 
fought with it for quite a while on one distribution, I don't remember 
which one, that had a problem with the filter chain.  The issue may have 
been caused by the distribution, not the Samsung driver.  YMMV

    ^ ^  Mark LaPierre
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