On 01/26/2015 06:02 AM, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :) Yeh i have Cups installed but this Oki printer is annoying even on Windows. For the other Oki printer the company were kind enough to include a Ppd file on their installer Cd and on their website so all i needed to do there was double-click on that file. Mostly Hewlett Packard printers work well with almsot anything. As it happens they tend to be a LOT more rugged and last a lot longer with a lot less maintenance. Also inks and toners tend to cost a lot less. So running costs tend to be a lot lower but ymmv. Sadly a lot of businesses see ancient Hp's in other people's offices and fancy getting something a bit more modern looking and shiny. They don't seem to think about why all other makes tend to look a lot newer.
HP third-party ink are hit or miss for working properly - due to the new chips added to their ink cartridges. Their ink tank technology is a bit different so it is easier to get the non-OEM ink to work.
Canon third-party ink seems to not have as much issues.Yes, the newer Canon printers are getting more hit or miss for Linux support. Also, there are dependency issues for the older printers on 14.04 and above so that the photos and images colors are really off. This desktop is still using 13.xx based OS since my default photo printer has that issue. The newest fax printer [plus photos] does not have that issue, but it does not have the best tray to use for ease of switching photo paper to various sizes.
Cannon are a bit hit&miss. It's difficult to figure out which companies are good and which tend to be a bit rubbish. Sometimes the Ppd driver file is on the European version of a company's website but blocked from being accessed in the US or some other countries! Some printers only need a little bit of work to get them working. Lots work easily but an annoying amount are still very tricky. Also it can vary a LOT between different models. It's not even a case that newer models work better so it's not easy to predict which will work and which is going to be troublesome. I'd just about given up on ever getting the Oki C810 to ever work and just relied on using the Oki MB471 instead, until i installed Kubuntu and noticed it getting some sort of response from the C810. If i have a choice over which type of printer to get i go with Hewlett Packard. I did sign the petition against them investing so much in drone technology that has been known (apparently) to kill innocent civilians and generally terrorise people and invading their privacy. However a LOT of tech companies are guilty of that. The petition i signed covered a lot of them. I think it might help if more of us grumble directly to manufacturers and point out that with the rise of Android, Chrome, iThings (and others) that they need to start support non-Windows systems more reliably. People might stop buying printers that don't work with most of the systems they use! Regards from Tom :)
Chrome/Android and printers - bad news if you do not have a Windows system to host the print server.
On 25 January 2015 at 23:38, Don Myers <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:Hi, I've been running Ubuntu since 8.10, and have had every version though 14.04. Since 14.10 had minimal changes and since 14.04 is a Long Term Service release, I didn't upgrade to 14.10. Every version has been the standard, including all of the versions with Unity. All have had cups installed in the standard install. I almost always have done clean installs, and not upgrades. Don On Sun, Jan 25, 2015 at 2:39 PM, M Henri Day <email@example.com> wrote:2015-01-21 14:02 GMT+01:00 Tom Davies <firstname.lastname@example.org>:Hi :) I am just hoping some kind person will signpost me to the proper forums so that they can help me with a couple of printing issues. I gather that CUPS is no longer used but i'm not sure and i don't know what has replaced it. At last my work-place has a couple of machines entirely using just Kubuntu/Ubuntu and no Windows at all. With Kubuntu LibreOffice couldn't open files on the file-server but i fudged it by installing the whole Ubuntu DE (Unity DE and tweaks) and now people have no problems using Kubuntu. Printing to the photocopier or the B&W laser printer is fine. The only problem is trying to print to the colour printer, an Oki C810, for which there seem to be hundreds of linux drivers but none of them seem to work. Actually i have only tried about a dozen drivers but it's tricky to test them especially if my boss is around. Also although the Kubuntu machines have no trouble printing to the B&W photocopier but Ubuntu ones can't cope. I have no idea how to find the drivers on the Kubuntu machines and copy them onto the Ubuntu ones. Regards from Tom :)Tom have you tried this link : http://foo2hiperc.rkkda.com/ ? I'm told it works on Ubuntu.... With regard to CUPS, if I don't misremember, those file were automatically installed on my (64-bit) Linux Mint 17.1, so I'm a tad surprised to hear that they weren't on Ubuntu 14.04 even if, admittedly, the two distros are not entirely identical.... Henri -- To unsubscribe e-mail to: email@example.com Problems? http://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/mailing-lists/how-to-unsubscribe/ Posting guidelines + more: http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Netiquette List archive: http://listarchives.libreoffice.org/global/users/ All messages sent to this list will be publicly archived and cannot be deleted-- ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Don C. Myers Manager, Farm and Rural Property Division Mobile: (814) 571-9518, Office: (814) 231-8200, Fax: (814) 231-8220 E-mail: DonMyers@MyersFarm.com Michelle L. Miller, Associate with Don Co-Manager, Farm and Rural Property Division Mobile: (814) 574-8001, Office: (814) 231-8200, Fax: (814) 231-8220 E-mail: MichelleLMiller16@gmail.com RE/MAX Centre Realty 1375 Martin Street, State College, PA 16803 Farm and Rural Property Website: www.CentralPaRuralProperty.com RE/MAX Centre Realty Website: www.StateCollegeHomeSales.com Don's Farm Website: www.MyersFarm.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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