Robert Black Eagle rbe at
Sun Sep 29 22:49:19 BST 2002

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On Wednesday 25 September 2002 10:05 pm, David Wallis wrote:
> Hi
> I am sill in the process of converting from win98se to redhat/kde
> Am thinking of upgrading my printer, currently Brother HL-730 laser
> There are two reasons  ... it's fairly old and will need a new drum soon
> and I am getting out of memory messages when printing from Linux
> applications.
> My questions are ...
> 1. Is the brother printer a win printer in a similar league as a win
> modem which depends of windows to function properly?
> 2. Any suggestions for a Linux compliant printer
> My knowledge is pretty limited so please keep any answers simple.
> Thank you
> David Wallis

If it's that old, you might take a look at what printers your distro supports 
(look it up in 'man gs' or fake an install in cups to see a list).  What 
you're looking for (if you want longevity as well) is a light professional 
quality printer -- not a 'home printer,' as they won't stand up to heavy use 
as much.  I'm using an Epson Stylus c80, which is great (I use 720x720 only 
for final printing and it looks as good as most laserjet printers - 1440x720 
looks like typeset).  You may want faster printing, so look for the latest 
gimp-print (for cups) or the current version of your printer program for the 
must updated support.

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Robert Black Eagle
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