[OpenIndiana-discuss] Multifunction colour laser printer for OSOL, OI ?
guy.woolley at btinternet.com
Tue Feb 15 19:00:47 UTC 2011
Thanks for the advice - I'll keep looking. The Lexmark's look
attractive (Model 544DN and relatives) but the spec details show Sparc
8,9,10 and X86-Solaris 10, but no sign of Solaris 11.
On 02/15/11 02:06 PM, Ken Gunderson wrote:
> On Tue, 2011-02-15 at 09:24 +0000, Guy Woolley wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> Does anyone have positive experience of a currently
>> available (not legacy) Multifunction colour laser printer (duplex
>> printing,copy, scan, fax) running under recent OpenSolaris or OpenIndiana ?
>> I have located 2 possible models:
>> Samsung CLX-6220FX
> No experience here.
>> Manufacturer mentions a "Unified driver for Linux"
>> Brother DCP-9055CDN
> Experience with a few Brother models. Presently an MFC-8860DN and
> HL-1650N. A few others at various client sites that I forget the model
> numbers off the top of my head.
> In my experience the key, at least w.r.t. the printing side is to get a
> Postscript printer. HP invented their competing printer control
> language because they didn't want to have to pay Adobe royalties where
> more of the processing is done client side and requires client side
> drivers. With Postscript printers most (all?) processing is done by the
> printer engine. Hence, as long as you have a postscript printer
> definition file (ppd) you're good to go. Otherwise you end up with
> reverse engineered foomatic and may end up with a lag between release
> and CUPS support.
>> manufacturer mentions CUPS driver download.
> Now that CUPS is become defacto *nix standard, it's good to see some
> manufacturers supporting it out of the gate. But I'd still opt for a
> Postscript, or Brother's functionally equivalent "BR Script" printer -
> they'll run forever w/o any need for driver updates.
> AFAIK, CUPS is not going to get your scanner or fax working though. For
> scanner you need SANE and I've minimal experience there. I think HPLIP
> gives SANE an interface to HP scanners but haven't a clue as to which
> models are currently supported.
>> Any other suggestions v. welcome - or even report that the above do NOT
>> work, or that there is no such thing would be very useful.
> Were I you, I'd also be looking at Lexmark.
>> I've tried openprinting.org but didn't get anywhere.
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