Everything WORKS. Scanning is good and fast. I can set all options in Xsane. Printing works awesomely - papertrays, quality, paper sort - all works. ZERO problems. I have no idea what you are talking about, bro. The install was quick and easy on gentoo.
I have scanned A4 pages with 1200dpi and successfully printed them (2Gb ram usage in gimp btw). Quick and painless.
Two years ago I had overnight fight with Canon LBP2900(I think), bw laserjet. I have given up. I had to write udev rules to bring up proprietary ps2proprietary blob converter, that consumed all cpu resources even on simple text pages.
If you wish I can send you proof photos.
Yeah, I respect HP. AMD, yes, maybe they suck in two points:
- slow progress
- little force behind their opensource attempt
But I still hate nvidia. Most of the time it works, but when it breaks no one is to help you. And they deviate Xorg, make it their way, drop support whenever they want it(I have 10 gf4 cards lying around, as well as first ever radeon(R100)).
So I respect AMD and HP way more than nvidia or canon.