It would help if you told us what your distro is...
in general: if you cannot find a driver explicitly for your printer, it will probably work with a driver for a similar printer. Read your printer manual, and the system notes for each of the drivers for similar printers. (If you know the chipset of your printer, then drivers for same-chipset printers will likely work.)
In the thread you reference, [|RoA|]RoadRunner
suggests the Dell 1700 as an example
of using non-specific drivers to get a printer going. It is not suggested that the "PCL 6/PCL XL Printer Foomatic/pxlmono" generic driver will work for the 1100.
The printing language your printer uses, according to DELL
), is GDI. This means you have the printer equivalent to a winmodem. Congratulations.
site for information. When you've finished, stick an entry in the HCL (others should be warned). Thanks.