There are packages and source code on their homepage and in the Ubuntu repo. I need basic print and basic scan to work out of the box on any OS including Linux, more or less. I can install drivers, but I have a bad feeling when proprietary drivers are required. Often vendors don’t maintain them very well. (Contrary to popular opinion, HP has always worked for me.)

I want a scanner, the old one is broken. I don’t need a color printer or inkjet, but I have little space, so I want something reasonably compact and consumer inkjet combo devices fullfill this.

I like the ecotank design, no stupid and overpriced cartridges.

  • cmnybo
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    6 months ago

    Check if the printer is Mopria or AirPrint certified. If it is, then it doesn’t need any print drivers and will work fine.

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      5 months ago

      Friends and family have several EcoTanks in use. Works great in Linux Mint, immediately detected. Printing and scanning from the network works without any problems so far.

      /edit: whoops, should have been a reply to the main post

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    6 months ago

    I have an Epson L1350 and I installed Epson’s proprietary drivers without any problems on my Debian. I think Epson is much more Linux friendly than HP

  • zongor [comrade/them, he/him]@hexbear.net
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    6 months ago

    I have one and it mostly works fine out of the box. It’s been a while since I set it up but I think I used the Linux CUPS driver. I had one time where it printed raw postscript but I haven’t had that happen since.