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    changing from linux mint 14 to ubuntu

    Hi, I currently use linux mint 14 and want to switch to Ubuntu due to printer not being supported by mint 14, what should I do make the switch?

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    Re: changing from linux mint 14 to ubuntu

    1st of all are you running Gnome...if you are ... you can add ubuntu PPA's to your computer to find that Driver....If you are running gnome more likely ubuntu will not have the printer support you need I don't know what type of printer you have but..You can always download Turbo Print for your Printer to work.. there is a 30 day free trail. Hope this helps

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    Re: changing from linux mint 14 to ubuntu

    if you just wanna switch backup your data and Fresh install

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    Re: changing from linux mint 14 to ubuntu

    if your printer does not work with mint 14 it wont work with ubuntu 12.10

    try to add a printer using system-config-printer
    it may need a special driver and it may help you install it
    telling us what printer you have would be more helpful in solving your issue
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    Re: changing from linux mint 14 to ubuntu

    Yeah, Linux Mint 14 is based off of Ubuntu 12.10.

    One thing that may happen - some things look at your distro name for configuration purposes. Pretty sure this isn't the case here, but if it's failing with a message like "your distro of Ubuntu isn't supported", then this might be what's causing it.

    If this is the case, you can sometime figure out a way to lie to it.

    Example (this is from the debathena installation script)

    Code:
    distro=`lsb_release -cs`
    aptitude=aptitude
    case $distro in
      squeeze)
        ;;
      hardy|lucid)
        ubuntu=yes
        ;;
      natty|oneiric|precise)
        ubuntu=yes
        aptitude=apt-get
        ;;
      quantal)
        ubuntu=yes
        aptitude=apt-get
        output "The release you are running ($distro) is not supported"
        output "and installing Debathena on it is probably a bad idea."
        if ! test -f /root/pxe-install-flag; then
        ask "Are you sure you want to proceed? [y/N] " n
        [ y != "$answer" ] && exit 1
        fi
        ;;
      lenny|intrepid|jaunty|karmic|maverick)
        error "The release you are running ($distro) is no longer supported."
        error "Generally, Debathena de-supports releases when they are no longer"
        error "supported by upstream.  If you believe you received this message"
        error "in error, please contact debathena@mit.edu."
        exit 1
        ;;
      *)
        error "Unsupported release codename: $distro"
        error "Sorry, Debathena does not support installation on this release at this time."
        error "(New releases may not be supported immediately after their release)."
        error "If you believe you are running a supported release or have questions,"
        error "please contact debathena@mit.edu"
        exit 1
        ;;
    esac
    Now, I'm running Linux Mint 12, lisa, so this script gets confused because it doesn't know what lisa is. But I can replace distro=`lsb_release -cs` with distro=oneiric.

    But this can get pretty complicated, and it's probably not your issue. It is, however, one of few things that can cause an install to fail on Linux Mint 14 but not Ubuntu 12.10.

    Another thing is that 12.10 is still pretty new; there's a (slim) possibility that your printer driver just doesn't work yet on 12.10. If this is the case, moving to Ubuntu 12.04 probably will solve your issue. Unfortunately the only way to get to Ubuntu 12.04 is to do a clean install - in other words, back everything up and install Ubuntu 12.04 over your current Linux Mint 14.

    So, yeah, what printer do you have?

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    Re: changing from linux mint 14 to ubuntu

    sorry, my mistake, it is a Lexmark Pro 205, turbo print say's it doesn't and will not support Lexmark printers

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    Re: changing from linux mint 14 to ubuntu

    OK, so I will probably have to go back to windows 7, gawd, I love Linux so much, Thanks for your help

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    Re: changing from linux mint 14 to ubuntu

    Looks like Lexmark has Linux Mint 13 and Ubuntu 12.04 drivers, actually; perhaps they'll come out with the Mint 14 drivers soon?

    http://support.lexmark.com/index?seg...rompage=null#2

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    Re: changing from linux mint 14 to ubuntu

    This specific printer seemed to have worked for a previous user. Try this out before making the switch back to Windows.
    Best,
    Lev

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    Re: changing from linux mint 14 to ubuntu

    It's a little dated but may work. Lexmark Prospect Pro 205

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