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December 4, 2010 9:19:06 AM

Hello,
i have a pc running linux. the printer is epson sx200 but cannot connect it the system. can you please let know please if there is a compatible printer. thanks.
a b 5 Linux
December 4, 2010 9:28:31 AM

Here's a thread that shows how to get that printer working with Ubuntu. If that's not appropriate for you then it may help if you say which distribution you are using.
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December 4, 2010 4:51:03 PM

Ijack said:
Here's a thread that shows how to get that printer working with Ubuntu. If that's not appropriate for you then it may help if you say which distribution you are using.


hi ijack

is the detail below that you require:-

Linux version 2.6.27-desktop-0.rc8.2mnb (pterjan@klodia.mandriva.com) (gcc version 4.3.1 20080626 (prerelease) (GCC) ) #1 SMP Thu Oct 2 06:11:56 EDT 2008

a b 5 Linux
December 4, 2010 6:38:10 PM

Here's a link from Epson for drivers for that printer.
a b 5 Linux
December 5, 2010 2:05:00 AM

In the future, HP printers would be a good option :) 
March 17, 2011 11:37:11 PM

This site might also help anyone looking for a printer: Linux-compatible printers. I agree with randomizer; I have an HP deskjet and it works great with Ubuntu.
a b 5 Linux
March 18, 2011 8:17:58 AM

+1. HP printers just work.
March 18, 2011 6:57:47 PM

Yes, HP printers seem to have great Linux support. When I installed Ubuntu over a year ago I was expecting to be able to print to my HP Officejet all-in-one without any hassles, but I was pleasantly surprised that the scanner and fax also worked without any tweaks at all!
March 18, 2011 8:15:31 PM

I gave up on HP printers (no fault of Linux- just constant problems) and have Brothers, and no issues whatsoever. Plug in, done. Had to actually install drivers for Windows. :lol: 
a b 5 Linux
March 19, 2011 3:18:12 AM

ft0007 said:
Hello,
i have a pc running linux. the printer is epson sx200 but cannot connect it the system. can you please let know please if there is a compatible printer. thanks.

EXAMPLE How2

I use Canon PIXMA iP2700 series (see image, noting the URL in address line)

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This is for Debian- and ubuntu-based distros. I'm using peppermint, here.
http://localhost:631 opens up CUPS, which will ask for your username and password in order to proceed. If your printer is USB, choose the USB-designated option CUPS will give you after "searching for printer"

Best wishes!
April 13, 2011 3:11:18 PM

Ijack said:
+1. HP printers just work.


Cartridge cost is the only issue, :o  otherwise HP Rocks. :sol: 
!