So, I know a couple of you are pretty tech savvy. How's about helpin' me get my printer working again?
See, I decided Vista can go rot in the deepest pits of hell for being so problematic, so I switched over to Ubuntu. Everything is going smoothly and I'm really diggin' this OS, but there's one problem. One very, very aggravating problem. See, I have a Kodak all-in-one printer. Apparently something about Linux just rubs those people at Kodak the wrong way, so they don't provide drivers for their printers, which really sucks because this is a pretty nice printer. It prints fast and accurately, it has a built-in scanner, already set up for wireless, but it's basically a big paper weight right now.
I tried looking around, but the only software I could find was for a different printer, and it doesn't look like there will be anything soon for the Kodak esp c-310. Anyone have any suggestions (other than trading out the printer, that may not be an option plus it's still a very nice printer)? I've heard vbox is a good way to go about that, but I have no idea where to even start with that.
From what I could find is that Kodak currently does not support Linux. They may or may not in the future, but that leaves a virtual instance like VBox or a homebrew driver. I did see people that posted such drivers (they're basically modified MAC drivers), but with no way to test them I don't have any to suggest. I will note, though, that community made drivers can be unstable and/or limited.
Of course there is still the option of a different brand of printer... but that isn't free. Maybe if you write HP on the front of the printer, it'll work? :yhappy:
I'll go get the sharpies and see if that works.
Yeah, it looks like I'll have to work with vbox for it, maybe there will be one that allows me to work it without that hassle. From what I've read the homebrewed drivers work for one of the later models in this line of printers, but the farthest it's gotten another one is it got the paper to feed, but not to print.