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Old 03-07-2007, 05:48 AM   #1
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Could I create a PPD for a uncommon printer?


Hi all

We've got a Panasonic DP-1820E printer at work, and I'm trying to get it working on an Ubuntu machine. Its a network printer, served through a wireless print server which also hosts an Epson Stylus Photo 1290, which works fine.

I've searched for a driver for the DP-1820E, but can't find anything online. I've got windows drivers for the Panasonic, so I was wondering whether I could create a PPD for this printer?

Any help you can give would be great.
 
Old 03-10-2007, 07:37 AM   #2
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The CUPS Driver Development Kit apparently includes tools for making your own PPD files. You can download it from the Web site:

http://www.cups.org/ddk/index.php
 
Old 03-10-2007, 10:01 AM   #3
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You may have already done this, but I am trying to get in the habit of asking the vendor where to get a linux driver. If nothing else, it helps raise consciousness of Linux.
Quick scan of Panasonic website shows drivers for that printer for Windows only--not even the Mac!!!
 
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Look what I found:
http://www.digitalsystemcopiers.com/...DP%201820.html

This spec sheet for your printer shows that it supports Linux!!!

This would definitely warrant a call to Panasonic to find out where to get a driver.....
 
  


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