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Re: mp280

dear camaleon,

after all I have read now I should have bought another printer if this one was not given to me. we got a dutch proverb that says: 'do not look a given horse into the mouth'. so: i will try out this machine whatever happens. i see it as a challenge. if it does not work i buy myself a decent hp-printer with the proverbial (?) good support.

thank you and all others for your kind and interested reactions. so now i go out into my garden and have a good coffee.



Camaleón wrote:
On Wed, 23 May 2012 15:15:46 -0400, Celejar wrote:

On Wed, 23 May 2012 17:11:58 +0000 (UTC) Camaleón<noelamac@gmail.com>


I always avoid Canon devices as much as I can but if there's no

I'm not very happy with my MP-240:

1) [Binary only :(] drivers don't install cleanly on my amd64 system,
and hacks / tweaks (don't remember exact details) were necessary.

2) Drivers don't expose the printer's full functionality - incredibly
annoyingly, there's apparently no way to direct the thing to print b/w
instead of color (which is easily done with this same machine when
driven from a Windows box).

3) Printing is often poor quality and unreliable: paper jams, extra
sheets feeding through, paper jams, text not getting printed or printed
barely legibly, as if faded. Some of this could just be the age of the
machine or ink cartridges, but I'm pretty sure the other user of the
machine, with a Windows box, does not see this.

Yes, that's the kind of things I have read from Canon users, at least
when you want to get the device working in Linux and despite the good or
bad quality of their products (which I won't comment about) the worst IMO
is the lack/bad support from this manufacturer to Linux and for that
reason it has been completely ditched from my list of possible candidates
when I look for new hardware ;-(


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