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#1 happywanderer

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Posted 22 September 2016 - 11:05 PM

Hello everyone,

 

I'm a newbie to Bodhi.  Mint has been my main OS for the the last 5 years or so.  I will soon be getting a new laptop (and printer).  Bodhi seems like a good OS to load onto the new setup.  

 

While running mint I was never able to get my Brother Monochrome printer/scanner to work without booting up windows. Does anyone know offhand or have any words of wisdom to pass on about what monochrome lasers might work easily with Bodhi without having to run windows?

 

Thank you in advance,

 

Peter





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#2 The waiter

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Posted 22 September 2016 - 11:11 PM

Have you tried installing a driver for your printer? You did not mention a model number...

 

I have good experience with samsung printer devices but I have found sth for you which perhaps help you as a start point: 

http://support.broth...280dw_us&os=128

 

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#3 happywanderer

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Posted 23 September 2016 - 04:30 AM

Thanks. Will check it out.  I had a brother DCP 7040.  I did download the driver, but never got it working.  That printer is now in need of replacement.



#4 staind

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Posted 23 September 2016 - 09:17 AM

If you happen to be "just looking" and saw an HP LASER printer (not laserjet nor inkjet), HP would be a good choice

 

And I will also be getting the laptop I never thought I'd get :) After gathering a collection of bulletproof Thinkpads, I think it's time to switch, but not Lenovos.

 

And forget about struggling with printer drivers, man, so old-school you could grow your own beard setting up Brother; haven't you heard about cups/CUPS, newbie. That is, if you want to use your printer for printing stuff like HOWTOs and manuals. Or receipts. Matter of fact, you can learn Linux at your own pace; just point your browser to tldp.org. The Linux Documentation Project, tldp.org.


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#5 BeGo

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Posted 23 September 2016 - 01:13 PM

One solution would be to install printer meta package (printer-driver-all) behind your printer manager.

 

Most printer supported out of the box. :)



#6 happywanderer

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Posted 23 September 2016 - 05:40 PM

Thanks for those suggestions staind and BeGo.  I looked at those pages (tidp.org and cups.org).  It looks promising.  Are most printers plug and play with these?



#7 BeGo

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Posted 23 September 2016 - 11:36 PM

Thanks for those suggestions staind and BeGo.  I looked at those pages (tidp.org and cups.org).  It looks promising.  Are most printers plug and play with these?

 

Yes. Fact is, CUPS is one of driver automatically installed by printer driver meta package. ;)

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#8 Jeff

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Posted 24 September 2016 - 05:05 AM

If you are using the stable release installing the package bodhi-printing from your package manager / via the app center will give you a GUI for finding / using printers.



#9 happywanderer

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Posted 25 September 2016 - 10:27 PM

Thanks Jeff and everyone!

 

This sounds like it could be potentially straightforward ...unlike what it was like to try to get my brother printer to work on mint.  Looking forward to setting up Bodhi soon!






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