What is a good printer/all-in-one?

herbert langhans herbert.raimund at gmx.net
Tue Mar 25 10:03:45 PDT 2008

Hi Isaac,
this is a good start:

In the 'printer' section you find a ranking and evaluation how the printers do on unixoid systems.


mount -t wbush /dev/whitehouse /dev/nul

On Tue, 25 Mar 2008 12:12:52 -0400
"Isaac Mushinsky" <itz at mushinsky.net> wrote:

> My 10-year-old deskjet being out of ink and probably not worth a replacement
> cartridge (it works, but makes some mechanical noise lately), I am
> considering a reasonable replacement, preferably with scanning/copy
> possibilities.
> I tried to get Photosmart C4280, but while I was trying a faulty printcap on
> it, it lost its mind permanently (says 'incompatible print cartridges', and
> does not respond to the button combinations that HP support thinks should
> reset it). Besides, you can either attach it as ulpt or uscanner device, or
> play with hplip drivers as a generic device, but it seems too
> confusing. It was a waste of time and money for me and I am going to return
> it.
> Requirements:
> 1. Reasonable physical size (should not be much larger than the old
> deskjet).
> 2. Either network/lpd or USB, scanner should be well supported by sane. If
> used via USB, it should be a compound device (i.e. printer, scanner and, if
> there, the umass device should appear as separate devices to avoid
> kld-loading and unloading modules). I heard Epsons show up as compound
> devices? any HP laserjets?
> 3. Reasonable maintenance cost (maybe a laser printer, I do not care for
> color printing that much).
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