Oh dear! Just like the bad old days :(
I've had good luck with printing lately, but I'm not sure why. We have a networked Brother laser printer that's about a decade old. Windows can't even see it, but Ubuntu sees it right out if the box. I bet printer support is really spotty, though.
What model? I have an HP inkjet/scanner combo that my wife had for years, but I think it's on its last legs.
If I can get it working, I'm thinking of using a Raspberry Pi as a print server for the house (assuming the printer doesn't already work as such).
Raspberry Pi isn't a bad idea. Ours is a Brother HL-5370DW. It's definitely getting up there in years, but still works well.
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