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    compatible printer

    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.

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    Re: compatible printer

    Pretty much anything HP will work.

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

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    Re: compatible printer

    You would be wise to research here:
    http://leenooks.com/page/show/Printers
    and here...
    http://www.linuxfoundation.org/en/Op.../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 ..

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    Re: compatible printer

    after checking the open printing site.
    change the driver to lexmark z600

    and it should work mostly.

    http://www.openprinting.org/show_pri...to_Printer_720

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    Re: compatible printer

    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/...-ubuntu-linux/ and http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...ll+720+printer. Good luck.

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