On Monday 20 February 2006 12:02, beartooth wrote: > Fool that I was, I bought a printer on someone's recommendation, without > thinking to check whether it worked with linux. It's a Lexmark X1185 -- > which didn't then, and still doesn't afaict: linuxprinting finds no driver > for it. > > So will there be any new printer drivers in FC5 that are not yet generally > available on linuxprinting? If so, is there a list I can check mine > against? > > Fwiw, I've been running an XP machine, just for topo maps and GPS stuff; > but it's beginning to look like CrossoverOffice 5.0 (CXO) will be able to > handle at least the most important (to me) of the proprietary suites of > GPS/topo software that I have, Maptech and Garmin. But, I'm told on the > CXO list, neither wine nor CXO can handle any printer that linux can't > already run. > > So, if I take to running a clean OS on what is now the XP machine, will > that mean I have one more bulky paperweight sitting around? Or is there > hope with FC5 once I update to that? > > > -- > Beartooth Staffwright, Neo-Redneck Linux Convert > FC4; Pine 4.64, Pan 0.14.2.91; Privoxy 3.0.3; > Dillo 0.8.5, Opera 8.51, Firefox 1.0.7, Epiphany 1.6.5 > Remember I have little idea what I am talking about. You may have a hope if it understands postscript. How I don't remember - - it's bin a while since I messed with cups. -- Some people have convictions. Some people have opinions I think I'll have a cheeseburger!