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    Question Compatible printers

    Hi All, I'm brand new! Having just thrown my HP printer at the wall I am looking at a Canon PIXMA MG5350, can any one tell me if this is 'out of the box' compatable please?. Many thanks.

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    Re: Compatible printers

    I think your mentioned Canon PIXMA MG5350 has great support for Linux. My suggestion is first connect the printer with your PC, if it works well automatically, that'll be great. If you face any problem then visit the following link, download and install the specific driver.

    http://www.canon.co.uk/Support/Consu...ownload&page=1

    Hope your experience with Ubuntu will be great.
    Last edited by uzumakifahim; March 8th, 2013 at 04:35 PM. Reason: mistake

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    Re: Compatible printers

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    Re: Compatible printers

    Which HP printer were you having problems with?

    In my experience HP printers have the best Linux support, the last few I've had just worked as soon as I plugged them in.
    Cheesemill

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    Re: Compatible printers

    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesemill View Post
    Which HP printer were you having problems with?

    In my experience HP printers have the best Linux support, the last few I've had just worked as soon as I plugged them in.

    +1

    HP would always be my first choice for printers -

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    Re: Compatible printers

    Thanks uzumakifahim but you missed the link out! Thanks too ibjsb4 I found that link very useful. To all you guys recomending HP I will mention that I have been an HP user for many years and the one I am binning must be about my fifth HP machine but, having duplex printed 256 pages x 6 then found that the printer had, on several occasions, entered a line at the bottom of a page then repeated the same line at the top of the next page, I have had more than enough! Oh, I should also mention misfeeding two sheets of paper instead of one, all paper very carefully knocked up, and when you are printing duplex that is disastrous. I have three units all working very happily on Ubuntu but now I need a printer that will work just as well. When I say I am brand new I meant brand new to the Ubuntu forum not to computing. Anyway thanks for all your comments. Oh by the way the printer is the 6940 fitted with extra sheet feeder and duplex facility and like all HP machines it works (worked) fine with Ubuntu..

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    Re: Compatible printers

    Thanks uzumakifahim but you missed the link out! Thanks too ibjsb4 I found that link very useful. To all you guys recomending HP I will mention that I have been an HP user for many years and the one I am binning must be about my fifth HP machine but, having duplex printed 256 pages x 6 then found that the printer had, on several occasions, entered a line at the bottom of a page then repeated the same line at the top of the next page, I have had more than enough! Oh, I should also mention misfeeding two sheets of paper instead of one, all paper very carefully knocked up, and when you are printing duplex that is disastrous. I have three units all working very happily on Ubuntu but now I need a printer that will work just as well. When I say I am brand new I meant brand new to the Ubuntu forum not to computing. Anyway thanks for all your comments. Oh by the way the printer is the 6940 fitted with extra sheet feeder and duplex facility and like all HP machines it works (worked) fine with Ubuntu..

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    Re: Compatible printers

    @BlueArgyll, Please check the post again. Sorry, for the mistake. I've corrected that mistake now. On that link contains your printers driver with .deb extension. so, I think that'll be very useful for you.

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    Re: Compatible printers

    The older HP printers work extremely well in Ubuntu. The newer ones, however, seem to have some serious quality issues and compatibility is limited in some cases, especially the all-in-one models.

    So if possible, I would try to get an older HP LaserJet model, the older the better, provided that it has at least USB support. Would definitely not recommend anything without a USB port, as parallel ports can be quite slow, and newer desktops and notebooks don't even have a parallel interface.

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    Re: Compatible printers

    +1 to HP. Best Linux support out there.

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