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best all in one laser printer for linux mint 17

Post by kedaar » Sat May 09, 2015 5:25 pm

Hi,

As per the subject, can you offer any recommendations on a good printer to purchase that works well with linux mint 17?

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Re: best all in one laser printer for linux mint 17

Post by shengchieh » Sun May 10, 2015 10:34 pm

I go to Amazon and check the reviews. If any review(s) says it works with Ubuntu or Debain, it probably will work fine under Linux Mint.

My experience when new devices pop up on the market. Many devices come with window OS drivers only. It takes a few months for linux drivers to float on the internet. It takes a few months more for these drivers to work their
ways into linux distros. Thus, go for devices that has been around 1/2 year or longer.

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Re: best all in one laser printer for linux mint 17

Post by jimallyn » Mon May 11, 2015 1:30 am

I've never owned a laser printer, only inkjets. But I have always had good luck with HPs. They are well supported with the HPLIP drivers, which are installed in Mint by default. Check for supported models here:

http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/su ... index.html

For other brands, check here:

https://www.openprinting.org/printers
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Re: best all in one laser printer for linux mint 17

Post by slipstick » Mon May 11, 2015 1:42 am

I'm using a HP Laser Jet Pro MFP M127fn with LM17.1, Cinnamon, 64 bit on a USB connection. Print, scan, and copy work fine - I've never even tried the fax, though. I did need to upgrade the HPLIP version to get HP Device Manager to work properly - see this post:

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 6#p1009380
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Re: best all in one laser printer for linux mint 17

Post by Pjotr » Mon May 11, 2015 4:25 am

HP is still the safest choice for Linux.... Fine Linux drivers. :)
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Re: best all in one laser printer for linux mint 17

Post by kedaar » Mon May 11, 2015 12:06 pm

I followed the advice to search in amazon for reviews and also to check HP printers. I also checked the printer recommended by slipstick and it had mixed reviews on amazon.

Two printers stood out with good reviews, these are not all in one printers though:
- HP LaserJet Pro 400 M401n Monochrome Printer (CZ195A), this one doesnt have any reviews on amazon saying it works on linux however it is listed on the link below as a recommended printer for linux
http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/recommended.html
- Brother HL-2270DW, some amazon reviewers posted that they got it working with linux mint, there is a file that one can run to do the install fairly easily
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=95462

I will research the above more, thank you for the replies

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Re: best all in one laser printer for linux mint 17

Post by Dyfi » Mon May 11, 2015 12:31 pm

I buy OKI - they have Linux drivers available. Ask for the Linux driver before you buy.

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Re: best all in one laser printer for linux mint 17

Post by fraxinus_63 » Wed May 13, 2015 6:52 am

Not an all-in-one, I know, but I recently bought a Brother HL-2250DN, which was cheap and worked well out of the box. I am a light user, however - if I needed something more robust I would probably be investing in an HP.

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Re: best all in one laser printer for linux mint 17

Post by kc1di » Wed May 13, 2015 7:08 am

Always had good success with HP's -- they are well support in linux go to this page and see if the model your looking at is supported under linux.
http://www.hplipopensource.com/hplip-we ... index.html
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Re: best all in one laser printer for linux mint 17

Post by kedaar » Fri May 15, 2015 7:30 pm

I settled on a HP laserjet pro MRP M127fw, has decent reviews on amazon.

Setup was fairly easy by following the directions on hpopenlib. The printer is working with wireless printing/scanning and has a document feeder for copying, nice small all in one printer.

Thanks for all the replies.

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