Re: Faint hope : new printer drivers in FC5?

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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; 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.

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