it's a cheapy printer anyway. but it's a lexmark z845. lexmark has a linux developers kit. but I don't know how to make a driver. I've googled my printer and I have found that there is currently no drivers available because it's a windows based printer. or something like that. I've tried all the generic drives but they don't work.
it's funny, but I always kept saying man this linux stuff is too complicated. it still kind of is, but at least the package managers make installing software a breeze.
once you learn what things are and how they work it really is a better OS than windows in many ways.
I just wish more companies would step up and provide drivers for things like printers and software for the printers/scanners etc.. like they do for windows.
linux is great if you can make that stuff.
It took me almost 2 weeks to figure out how to convert my videos from my camera so I could upload them to google video or youtube.
I'm such a noob. haha.
credit has to be given to the ubuntu developers. until this, I gave up on linux. I gave it numerous tries. and also thanks to everyone that has a website and is writing all these how to's etc. without them I was lost.
that was one of the big turn offs for me about linux. everyone on forums was a snob. none of them would come right out and explain to you how to do stuff.
without a degree in programing, I didn't have a frigging clue as to what they were telling me. LOL.