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nrundy
February 21st, 2011, 09:22 PM
I need a new printer and am wondering which models Ubuntu supports out-of-the-box. Is there anyway I can find this out?

coffeecat
February 21st, 2011, 11:15 PM
This is a good resource to start with:

http://www.openprinting.org/printers

Inevitably the database will include printers that are no longer available in retail outlets, and there will be many newer models not yet listed because openprinting.org relies on people to report their findings. If you find a model that is listed as working "perfectly" in Linux, then there is a 99.9% chance that it will work just fine in Ubuntu.

For example, my ancient Samsung ML-1210 is listed...

http://www.openprinting.org/printer/Samsung/Samsung-ML-1210

... as working perfectly. And indeed it does. It has "just worked" in every version of Ubuntu and every Linux distro that I have thrown at it since I started with Linux in 2005.

nrundy
February 22nd, 2011, 04:57 AM
I am aware of this site, however I have a printer that it lists as "perfect" and it still required me to download install drivers. It didn't "just work."