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Suggestions for printer and webcam

Postby Till on Mon Jun 22, 2009 7:42 pm

I have Mint 7 installed on my PC for 3 days now, and I have problems with my printer and my webcam. I was going to get new ones anyway, so I was thinking about
a. Epson Stylus Office B40W printer.
b. Logitech QuickCam E3500 Plus webcam.

Anyone have any experience with these models? Basically I want to plug them and do my job (I am a total newbie as far as Linux is concerned). Do you have any other models to suggest that will work right out of the box?
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Re: Suggestions for printer and webcam

Postby pdc_2 on Tue Jun 23, 2009 2:00 am

webcam: see comments in post #4

viewtopic.php?f=49&t=28009

executive summary; find a webcam that is UVC compliant;

http://linux-uvc.berlios.de/#devices

printer: HP often works "out of the box"; do you want B&W laser or colour inkjet?

see here for Epson B40W; unknown if it works on linux

http://openprinting.org/printer_list.cgi?make=Epson

I would advise you not to buy it if you are new to linux:

newer canon inkjet printers work with Canon drivers;

this company makes drivers for many printers: http://www.turboprint.info/printers.html I recommend you look at their list of supported products: and buy turboprint: we have owned it for four years now and it has driven our various Canon inkjet printers well;

Brother printers have linux drivers; they need a little bit of care but install well;

http://solutions.brother.com/linux/en_us/index.html

and best install a 32bit version of Mint if installing these various printers:
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Re: Suggestions for printer and webcam

Postby pdc_2 on Tue Jun 23, 2009 2:37 am

actually I see Epson make printer drivers for what you proposed

http://www.avasys.jp/lx-bin2/linux_e/ink/DL1.do

so that printer should be fine to go on Mint
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Re: Suggestions for printer and webcam

Postby utisest on Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:09 am

HP Deskjet D1470 works straight out of the box. It works, but beware, its made of the cheapest, tackiest materials known to man.

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Re: Suggestions for printer and webcam

Postby Till on Wed Jun 24, 2009 5:59 am

pdc_2 wrote:
this company makes drivers for many printers: http://www.turboprint.info/printers.html I recommend you look at their list of supported products: and buy turboprint: we have owned it for four years now and it has driven our various Canon inkjet printers well;



Well I'll be damned, it works! I guess it really worth it to pay 30 euros to get my printer working. Its a lot less than paying 100+ for a new printer that would "possibly" work, plus with Turboprint* I wont have to worry about getting a new Canon (or other brand) printer to work...

*Hell, I played with it a bit, this thing is amazing. I even payed the extra 6 euros to get the 2 years support...
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