[Scottish] laserjet 1000

Darren Paxton scottish at mailman.lug.org.uk
Sun Dec 15 16:57:00 2002

I bought a Samsung ML-4500 from Makro for the tidy sum of 94 squid including
VAT - I believe PC WOrld may do the same printer but packaged as the Izzi
(Izzi plus is 150 IIRC). Both are said to have full Linux support and
drivers along with them (cocked mine up though cos it wanted to install
Ghostscript and i think its written for Mandrake only, not SuSE). However I
think there;s a CUPS printer driver out there somewhere, havent had a chance
to use it yet as I suspect my parallel port aint working so hot these days.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Miller" <paulm@ntlworld.com>
To: <scottish@mailman.lug.org.uk>
Sent: Sunday, December 15, 2002 4:50 PM
Subject: RE: [Scottish] laserjet 1000

> > hello
> > has anyone on the list got a hp laserjet 1000 to work under suse
> > 7.3.  I ran
> > yast2 and it reconised the printer as usblp0 and says its set up but
> > accessing the printer nothing happens.
> Hi
> AFAICT the Laserjet 1000 is not compatible with Linux at the moment.  The
> hardware support databases all say it is broken for Linux. :(
> Can anyone suggest a good, cheap, Linux compatible (Suse 8.0, Mandrake 9.0
> +) laser printer for home / small office use?  I am trying to buy one but
> inevitably the amount of information re Linux compatibility is poor.  The
> Epson 5900 looks OK, listed on John Lewis as Linux compatible, but
> out of stock.  The 5900L seems to be their more recent model in this
> and I have found one site that says it does not work with Linux.
> So what to do?  I am looking for something for < 200 quid.  Any thoughts?
> Paul
> Dr Paul Miller
> Crownpoint Medical Practice
> Glasgow
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