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catilley1092
October 15th, 2009, 09:51 PM
I'm running Ubuntu 9.04 on a Dell Latitude D610 and am having problems configuring my Dell 720 Photo Printer. I noticed that there are many other printers on the list that are easy to configure. What is a good, older, inexpensive printer that I can find on eBay that will work with Ubuntu, and other Linux distros as well. I run two other distros that are based on Ubuntu (Linux Mint, Xubuntu) as well. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

SuperSonic4
October 15th, 2009, 09:52 PM
Pretty much anything HP will work.

I got my HP Photosmart c4500 in a sale for about 50 ($75)

Zimmer
October 15th, 2009, 10:18 PM
You would be wise to research here:
http://leenooks.com/page/show/Printers
and here...
http://www.linuxfoundation.org/en/OpenPrinting/Database/DatabaseIntro

Depends also on what you print.. :)

Personally, if I require photos I take a memory stick with the images to our local ASDA (Walmart in the USA ?) and have them printed there. Much cheaper.

I do have an old (2001) HP 930C Deskjet which still works fine but I only use it for the odd letter or draft poster ..

terry_gardener
October 15th, 2009, 11:02 PM
after checking the open printing site.
change the driver to lexmark z600

and it should work mostly.

http://www.openprinting.org/show_printer.cgi?recnum=Dell-Photo_Printer_720

Rex Bouwense
October 16th, 2009, 12:18 AM
I too had a Dell 720 which I used to print the odd documents that had to be printed. When I switched my last Windows system to Ubuntu, I couldn't get the thing to work until I got the same advice that Terry offered. Now I am printing with the 720 using the Lexmark z600 driver. Anyway it works on an ASUS Eee PC 1000H. See http://www.seanelavelle.com/2008/03/24/installing-a-dell-720-printer-in-ubuntu-linux/ and http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=215657&highlight=How+to+install+Dell+720+printer. Good luck.