kodak printer 5300 drivers

Asked by phydeaux2 on 2010-03-16

I am brand new to linux so am trying to get everything up and running. I tried to download drivers for my Kodak all-in-one 5300 printer to no avail. When I try to print, I don't get an error message; it is just that nothing happens at all. I called Kodak tech support who smuggly told me that no Kodak products support linux. I was not amused. Is there a download out there that will allow me to use my printer?

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Yes Kodak don't really support Linux much, which shortens their sales. Companys like HP welcome Linux greatly and benefit from sales to users of OSes which aren't windows

There are a lot of pages on the printer under linux:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=455699

But I doubt you will get this running due to Kodak being rubbish

phydeaux2 (phydeaux2) said : #2

So far the forums just don't give me much hope....still looking for someone with magical know-how.

Vikram Dhillon (dhillon-v10) said : #3

On Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 09:42:16PM -0000, phydeaux2 wrote:
> New question #104572 on yelp in ubuntu:
> https://answers.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/yelp/+question/104572
>
> I am brand new to linux so am trying to get everything up and running. I tried to download drivers for my Kodak all-in-one 5300 printer to no avail. When I try to print, I don't get an error message; it is just that nothing nothing happens at all. I called Kodak tech support who smuggly told me that no Kodak products support linux. I was not amused. Is there a download out there that will allow me to use my printer?
>

A good way to find out whether your printer is supported or not is to look into a drivers databse like one here: http://www.linux-drivers.org/ or maybe others that you can find easily by a google search, this will give you a very comphrensive answer on how your printer will/will not work.

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Vikram Dhillon

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"Well, it's 32-bit extensions and a graphical shell for a 16-bit patch to an 8-bit operating system originally coded for a 4-bit microprocessor, written by a 2-bit company that can't stand 1 bit of competition."

phydeaux2 (phydeaux2) said : #4

I tried the link above, but unfortunately it did not have the Kodak 5300 in its database. Does that mean that this machine is not compatible with linux? I hope not bec I am stuck with this printer.

phydeaux2 (phydeaux2) said : #7

Thank you, Peter. I tried out the link, but only found the message that Kodak does not support the linux OS. I guess that I am out of luck.

peter (peter-neuweiler) said : #8

I'm sorry.
Peter

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