[CentOS] Canon PIXMA mg5420 or HP Photo Smart 7520

Tue Sep 9 04:12:22 UTC 2014
dE <de.techno at gmail.com>

On 09/09/14 04:36, ken wrote:
> In need of a new printer, having done a bit or research, and 
> considering either the Canon PIXMA mg5420  or the HP Photo Smart 7520.
> There are Linux drivers for the Photosmart which are supposed to 
> handle both the printer and the scanner.  But in my research I haven't 
> found (yet) anyone who's gotten the scanner to work with Linux on the 
> Photosmart, let alone the sheet feeder for it. Allegedly there are 
> instructions and requirements for using the fax on Linux.  But I'd 
> like to hear from someone who has actually gotten all of this working 
> on Linux (either debian or centos) and which version of which distro 
> is needed.
> The Canon PIXMA mg5420 doesn't have a fax or a sheet feeder for its 
> scanner, but I'm guessing it's even dodgier to get just its 
> single-sheet flatbed scanner and its printer working with Linux. So 
> has anyone had success with that?
> I've also read horror stories about the how often new ink cartridges 
> are required, that basically you pay for the printer a second and 
> third time buying cartridges (not to mention how often a print job is 
> interrupted by a trip to buy new cartridges).  Any first-hand reports 
> on that?
> Whoever thought spending money would be so tough?
> Thanks for your knowledge and experience.
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HP has official Linux support.

We have a clear winner.