On Tue, Oct 19, 2004 at 01:37:11PM +0100 or so it is rumoured hereabouts,
Chris Higgins thought:
> On Tue, 19 Oct 2004 12:14:51 +0000
> Conor Daly <conor.daly at met.ie> wrote:
>> > Just saw a Xerox Phaser 6100DN colour laser printer on sale at EUR430
> > on dabs. details at:
> > http://www.office.xerox.com/perl-bin/product.pl?product=6100> >
> > It's got a duplexer and network interface so it's attractive that way.
> > The driver is proprietary and is downloadable from:
>> I would go to 'www.linuxprinting.org', and start from there.
> As it's propietary - personally I'd stay miles away from it.
It's beginning to look that way for me. A pity since it looks quite
attractive otherwise. Further investigation reveals that it uses a
language called Sharp Printer Language Compressed (SPLC) which is entirely
not documented on the web.
> Xerox don't rate it on the linuxprinting.org vendor score card,
> so I'd either mail them and tell them that availability of documentation
> on the driver is essential for your decision - or go elsewhere.
interestingly, they do provide a linux driver but it still claims to
support RH6.x ... Somebody did report getting it to work with FC1 but
only after trouble. I'll write and ask for sources for the driver and see
what I get as response.
We use a Phaser 6200 at work and the supplied driver works with RH9.
In the meantime, the HP 2550l looks good though without network or duplex.
It speaks postscript so should Just Work (TM). Now, I wonder will my old
HP Jetdirect J2382 work fully with it?...
Conor Daly <conor.daly at oceanfree.net>
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