Printing made easy!

25. December 2006

Today, I installed my new Laser Printer (Samsung ML-2010). I thought that this would become rather difficult like most other hardware installation on Linux but it was not.

First, there is a banner on the package with says that “Windows ME/XP, MacOS X and various Linux” are supported.

All I had to do to install the printer was to connect the (of course not included) USB-Cable and click on System->Administration->Printers->New Printer. The dialog told me that it had detected the printer and asked whether I wanted to use it. I confirmed that and the use of the default driver and was now able to print a test page. Very cool!

The printer is a bit laud but you can of couse switch it off when you do not need it.