Inkjet MFP needed for Linux mint 17.1 ( Rebecca ) system


Please can someone suggest a good inkjet MFP to replace a Canon MX 895.  Needs to work fully ( print / duplex & scan ) on a Linux Mint 17.1 system.  Canon doesn't officially support linux and I know some users have had issues with the MX925 ( update to MX895 ).  Happy to look at HP / Brother etc as long as it works !!!

Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I use an HP 8610 All-in-one printer that I like. I use Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

I looked up the drivers and HP offers a variety of Linux Drivers.

See if one of the systems might work for you.
Chris HInfrastructure ManagerCommented:
Linux mint also supports foomatic drivers.  They are far superior to the built in cups drivers.  

HP is the best though, when it comes to linux support.
I have an MX850 with LAN, and it works without any issues at all under Linux (although I haven't used the fax, since I don't have a Telephone connection). Printing, scanning, via the lan works perfectly under Linux. I'm sure most other printers you can get today will work fine under Linux, even if they aren't officially supported by the manufacturer.
Determine the Perfect Price for Your IT Services

Do you wonder if your IT business is truly profitable or if you should raise your prices? Learn how to calculate your overhead burden with our free interactive tool and use it to determine the right price for your IT services. Download your free eBook now!

Natty GregIn Theory (IT)Commented:
Brother supports linux
cmdownAuthor Commented:
Thanks all.  I'm going to have a quick look at Brother but will probably go with HP as (a) I can't find anything to say that the MX925 is supported and Canon's own response was - we don't support Linux  (b) HP have their ink subscription program.  I'll leave the question open for a few more days to see if any other members conribute.
On my Makulu Linux system (based on Debian) I added the cups bjnp driver via the normal repositories using the synaptics package manager, which is for canon printers, and with that, as I mentioned earlier, my MX850 works fine and directly via the LAN, including scanning. I just checked in the list of other printers supported by that driver, and the pixma MX925, as well as the MX920, are included. So although I can't be 100% sure as I don't have that particular printer, I'm almost sure you wouldn't have any problems. It's just that canon itself doesn't directly support this as this driver is built by the OpenSource community and not canon.

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
This question has been classified as abandoned and is closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See the recommendation for more details.
cmdownAuthor Commented:
All - apologies for the delay.  Have gone HP route.  Works a treat ( Linux Mint 17.1 )
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.