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Old 12. Dec 2017, 01:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I need to buy a laser printer

So I am wanting to get a monochrome single-function laser printer. These are the two best ones currently available, that I can afford:
Canon ImageCLASS LBP251DW
Brother HL-L6200DW
Has anyone managed to get Linux working on either model? If so, was the method something a newbie can handle? Did it give good results?
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Old 12. Dec 2017, 06:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Without knowing which distro you have installed it's not possible to be specific but if either model is supported the method is likely detailed in their support forum.

Not related to the models you specify but just an example of what you can find by searching.

https://askubuntu.com/questions/8050...buntu-16-04lts
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...-a-4175583281/
https://www.howtogeek.com/forum/topi...in-ubuntu-1204
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I would just add that HPLIP comes pre-installed in most Linux distros or is easily available via their software manager. I use an HP printer/scanner across multiple distros without any issues. Admittedly this is not the type of hardware you propose but HPLIP does seem to cover pretty much every model they make.
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Old 18. Dec 2017, 12:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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those Brother Laser printers seem to work well on most Linux Systems,
& supply some generic drivers that do seem to work, well.

of course, the HP range is well supported by the HPLIP drivers,
and of course, most Cannon / Epson printers are an OOTB experience, too.

you do need, to do an search for those two printers, on your proposed Linux System,
- to verify what is a reliable setup.
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