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Linux Drivers for Inkjet/Laser Printers and Scanners

Linux Drivers for Inkjet Printers, Laser Printers and Scanners

Open Source and Proprietary software developments for popular printers and scanners.

  • Currently HP provides Linux printing support for over 1,200 HP printers.
  • Canon periodically releases Linux drivers for certain PIXMA & i-SENSYS products based on global demand.
  • EPSON Linux Drivers is proprietary and is developed and distributed by AVASYS.
  • Brother has prepared a CUPS driver (For BR-Script Models Users) and a CUPS wrapper driver (For Non-BR-Script Models Users) package. The CUPS driver automatically copies the relevant driver files to your Linux distribution, and the CUPS wrapper driver makes LPR drivers work with CUPS.

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You can get the drivers from the manufacturers website. what model is it ?

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From http://www.canon-europe.com/Support/Consumer_Products/services_locator/index.aspx

Electroversal
Photo Printers, Inkjet Fax, Scanner, InkJet Printer, Laser Printer, InkJet MFP
Electroversal provides a return to base service for A4 Bubble Jet Printers, PIXMA iP90/iP90V, Selphy, CP, DS & PIXMA Mini Printers, the Fax B820 & B840, JX200/500, PIXMA MP110, MP130, MP140, MP150, MP160, MP170, MP180, MP210, MP220, MP450, MP460, MP470, MP510, MP520, MX300 & MX310, the LBP2900, LBP3000 and Scanners (except the dedicated 35mm Slide Film Scanners 2700F, FS2710& the FS4000US – Canon UK RCC).
Unit 2
Sedgwick Road
Luton
LU4 9DT
Tel: 01582 582023
Fax: 01582 582 087
Web: www.electroversal.com
To obtain a repair quote for products serviced by Electroversal, please call Electroversal Customer Service department on 01582 582023 or email sales@electroversal.com

CRC (Tasktron Ltd)
Photo Printers, Inkjet Fax, Calculator, Scanner, InkJet Printer, Laser Printer, InkJet MFP
CRC Tasktron Ltd provides a return to base service for Calculators, A4 Bubble Jet Printers, PIXMA iP90/iP90V, Selphy, CP, DS & PIXMA Mini Printers, the Fax B820 & B840, JX200/500, PIXMA MP110, MP130, MP140, MP150, MP160, MP170, MP180, MP210, MP220, MP450, MP460, MP470, MP510, MP520, MX300 & MX310 the LBP2900, LBP3000 and Scanners (except the dedicated 35mm Slide Film Scanners 2700F, FS2710& the FS4000US – Canon UK RCC)..
Unit 3 Wintonlea
Monument Way West
Woking
Surrey
GU21 5EN
Tel: 01483 776 060
Fax: 01483 721 389
Web: http://www.crc-tasktron.co.uk

Cura Technical

Personal Copiers, Laser Fax, Inkjet Fax, InkJet Printer, Laser Printer, InkJet MFP, Laser MFP
CURA Technical provides on-site service for A3 and PIXMA iP90/iP90V, laser Beam Printers, PC/FC Copiers, Multifunctional Printers and Fax machines. On-site service can be arranged by dialing 0844 369 0100.
Please note that Cura Technical do not service the following products: Selphy, CP, DS & PIXMA Mini Printers, Fax B820, B840, JX200/500, PIXMA MP110, MP130, MP140, MP150, MP160, MP170, MP180, MP210, MP220, MP450, MP460, MP470, MP510, MP520, MX300 & MX310 and the LBP2900 & LBP3000. These units are repaired at our Return to Base Agents, Electroversal or CRC Tasktron Ltd.
Cura Technical
Uniter House
3 Radford Way
Billericay
Essex
CM12 0DX
Tel: 0870 400 2080
Web: http://www.curatechnical.co.uk

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linux drivers


This printer will not work under linux due to it being a host-based printer (offloading processing to the operating system), which make it cheaper by not requiring a powerful processor in the printer. Along with its use of proprietary print data streams, that makes it difficult to support without official drivers, which are Windows-only. You will find a more technical description of the problem on the IBM website.

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X5470 with Linux


First: Shouldn't you have addressed you comments to Lexmark?

This is a site where questions are answered by people from all over the world - I doubt that there is anyone answering questions here who works for Lexmark.

Note: I totally agree with you on the fact that manufacturers should produce Linux drivers - but here's the rub - there are so many versions of Linux that a manufacturer would need to write so many versions of a driver that it would be uneconomical. It would be much easier if there were fewer versions of Linux (at least only a few core versions - say Debian and RedHat only) rather than every version of Linux requiring it's own software and drivers etc.

And yes it would be good for Manufacturers to release the code to anyone who asked for it - but where is the Commercial Security in that?

I like Linux - but I think it is about 10 years away from being a mature and user friendly Operating system. The primary need for Linux programmers is to start using Standards when developing their OS. Think of this problem as an analogy - It wouldn't matter what size or design wheel was created if it used the same axle bearings and hub as everyone else. It could still be put on the cart and used.

Just my 2 cents worth.

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Google for any Linus forum and direct your query there
As Linux is an 'open' system there is not likely to be a 'commercial'
source.

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