Anyone that can Recommend a Laser Printer

Mark LaPierre marklapier at
Sun Mar 24 23:45:49 UTC 2013

On 03/24/2013 07:11 PM, Jim wrote:
> On 03/24/2013 06:59 PM, Mark LaPierre wrote:
>> 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
> How would I run this test, nothing is popping up saying denied
> permissions .
> and everything is setup in su -

one might go to whatever menu item on your system, maybe 
system/admin/printing, or something to that effect depending on what 
desktop you are using.  Select the problem printer, try to send a test 
print to it.  When said test print fails to appear then look for a 
button or check box that says something like, "Did the test print 
work?".  Say no it didn't and then look for a place to enable debut mode.

It's very unlikely that I have the same desktop DE that you have so I 
can not be any more specific as the the steps required.

Also check the cups logs for clues.

[mlapier at mushroom ~]$ locate cups | grep log

    ^ ^  Mark LaPierre
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