[ILUG] Dell 928 All-in-one linux support
f26p at eircom.net
Wed Jun 25 15:24:58 IST 2008
paul at clubi.ie wrote:
> On Wed, 25 Jun 2008, Niall O Broin wrote:
>> I use a HP Deskjet F4100 on OS-X and it works nicely, though
>> apparently its Linux support is poor (I suspect it can probably print
>> but not scan)
> I've a cheap and cheerful HP F4180 here, printing and scanning work
> grand with SANE and CUPS. (hpaio driver or somesuch, least for scanning).
> AFAICT, it's impossible to go wrong buying any modern HP printer, now
> matter how cheap, for use with Linux.
Does it work as fast as advertised?
The HP4260 currently in Lidl might be too cheap. It said up to 30ppm on
the box. At the moment, it looks wrong by a factor of 30. Black text
gets printed with all 3 colours of ink, unless I select Properties
whenever I want to print, and change Printout Mode to Greyscale.
But it does work, I'm sure there's something I can set that will improve
things. Wish I could figure out what.
It might also be too modern. The ink is mad expensive, but you'd expect
that. I thought I could buy spurious compatibles. But it seems the
printer is too new, compatible cartridges are not yet available. But
that's a problem time will solve... if the printer doesn't wear out
first. At that price, I'd be surprised if it was built to last.
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