[OpenIndiana-discuss] Multifunction colour laser printer, for OSOL, OI ?
trisk at opensolaris.org
Fri Feb 18 04:23:08 UTC 2011
On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 7:39 AM, Hans J. Albertsson
<hans.j.albertsson at branneriet.se> wrote:
> Depends on the quality of the print and scan.
> For my needs, i e any non-critical needs (for the real jobs we have special
> equipment) I settled on an HP CM1312nfi MFP.
> It works with OI, and it even says so in the marketing blurbs. (It says
> solaris, but that's almost as good.)
> I had no problem, I used it in postscript mode only, until I could get my
> head around CUPS.
PostScript (or sometimes PCL, but rarely) is preferred for most
high-end printers (i.e. all colour lasers)... you just need a print
filter with some extra descriptive information. CUPS (and the legacy
Solaris print system if you use the Presto GUI) is point-and-click for
selecting the right one.
> Scanning and fax are NOT supported in OI, as far as I can see!
> I would like to be proven wrong: but xscanimage and xsane just crash.
> It's not duplex, but I think there's a version for that at another 1-200
There's a bug affecting libusb applications that's probably causing
that crash. Any scanner supported by SANE should work. Faxing from
printers tends to need proprietary software. You can use a plain fax
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