[CentOS] College student printer for CentOS 5.4 x86_64?

Phil Savoie psavoie1783 at rogers.com
Sat Dec 19 12:48:36 UTC 2009


David McGuffey wrote:
> Oldest son came back from college and wants a printer for his Dell
> laptop.  I built it with CentOS 5.3 x86_64 several months ago and will
> upgrade it to 5.4
> 
> The Cannon printer he now has (bought with the laptop and Vista through
> the university book store), doesn't seem to have linux drivers. I built
> the machine with Vista and CentOS in dual-boot, so he could manage his
> iTunes and use the printer under Vista.  He does almost all his college
> work under CentOS.  Most of his papers are submitted electronically, but
> occasionally he has to print one.
> 
> What would the community recommend? His needs are simple...mostly B&W
> papers.  On rare occasions he needs to print a paper with color
> photos/graphs embedded. Not looking to spend a lot, just enough to
> satisfy the requirement.
> 
> DaveM
> 

Hi Dave,

I have 2 lasers one BW and the other colour.  The BW printer is a
Brother 5250DN  (N for network) and a samsung CLP-310 also network
capable.  The samsung comes with linux drivers on a CD.  Both are ery
affordable and work well with linux.

Phil



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