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    Ubuntu lucid linx and printers


    Hi, I would very much like to put this ubuntu program back onto my laptop. I did however a year ago experienced problems with the link between my laptop and my two printers, ie Canon isensys LBP 2900 laser or a canon 2700 inkjet. I could not print from either of my printers. Have anyone perhaps solved this problem which is the only ones keeping me still on Microsoft.

    alternatively is there a printer which (I hope to find in south africa) that you would recommend?

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    The best printers for Linux are those made by Hewlett Packard; there is an excellent open-source driver for them called HPLIP, which is available in most distros.

    There are quite a few printer manufacturers that don't support Linux properly.
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    Penguin of trust elija's Avatar
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    HP Printers tend to just work but this may help. I've had a quick look through and it's not as scary as it first appears
    "I used to be with it, then they changed what it was.
    Now what was it isn't it, and what is it is weird and scary to me.
    It'll happen to you too."

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