[LAU] OT: Advice on Linux-compatible printers

Will Godfrey willgodfrey at musically.me.uk
Wed Jun 23 10:29:52 CEST 2021

On Tue, 22 Jun 2021 21:39:48 -1000
david <gnome at hawaii.rr.com> wrote:

>Good evening!
>I have a Brother HL-L2300D. It claims to be able to do 600 or 1200dpi, 
>but all attempts at printing to it using those resolutions fail (the 
>printer light just blinks awhile but nothing prints). Other limitations 
>of the printer: the driver is 32-bit only and doesn't work on my 64-bit 
>system, even with 32-bit support installed. (Also, the Brother printer 
>drivers offered for it are ancient.)
>Before this, we had a Canon photoprinter that worked fine but cost a 
>fortune in ink.
>Before the Canon, we had an earlier Brother laser but it decided to leak 
>toner all over the interior of the printer.
>The last working printer we had before that was an HP LJ4.
>Are there any other options that actually work with modern Linux?
>Thanks. I mostly work with scores and sorely miss being able to print them!
As a general rule I find HP printers of all flavours seem to work fine.

Will J Godfrey
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