[Durham] Printers on Linux

Barry Titterton titterton.barry at gmail.com
Sat Nov 18 17:37:47 UTC 2017

On 18/11/17 17:19, A Pearson via Durham wrote:
> Hello
> I gather getting printers for use on Linux is not straight forward and
> some companies do not seem to produce drivers.
>  Although Epson and HP seem to cover the issue, not all Canon Printers
> seem to be compatible.
> I have used Epson in the past on Windows but found they wasted the
> majority of ink on cleaning rather than occasional printing, and been
> put off HP by their antics over the years.
> So it back to trusty Canon, unless you put me off.  I need to buy a
> replacement for a very old Canon on my internet machines that
> accommodates Win XP,  Win 7, and Linux.  Many printers now do not now
> cater for XP but I see it is possible to get drivers from Canon for the
> Pixma MG5750. all in one with scanner and 32/64Bit for Linux.
> On one computer I have Linux Mint 64 Bit with Cinnamon.  (A recent install)
> I believe Mint is base on a Ubuntu fork and ultimately derived from
> Debian.  Am I  that correct?
> The reason for asking is that there are a number of drivers each for
> scanner or printer.  I am assuming the ones I need are the two named
> Debian Package Archive (not rpm- RedHat).  Source files are also shown
> but I assume I will not need those, presumably they are for the experts
> doing compiling?
> Hope you can advise me as I have got fed up trying unblock a print head
> and hope to make a new purchase this weekend.
> Many thanks
> Alan

Hi Alan,

Brother also provide Linux drivers. I have been using this model for the
last year, and have been very happy. You will see that it has drivers
for all of your requirements:


Barry T

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