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Old 11-02-2005, 05:18 PM   #1
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Dell Laser Printer 1100


I have this printer. Now I need to get it set up.

I found This Thread which suggests trying the same options as for a Dell 1700 laser printer.

This does not work for me.

Can anyone give a further suggestion?
 
Old 11-02-2005, 07:56 PM   #2
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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.

See this site for information. When you've finished, stick an entry in the HCL (others should be warned). Thanks.

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Old 11-03-2005, 08:44 AM   #3
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A WinPrinter, huh? TANJ!

So far as distro, that system has Mandrake 10.2

If I can't get it going in a day or two, it will have to go back to Costco. Kind of annoying. We need a replacement for our IBM 4019.

I will look for other GDI printers. I am sure this is just Dell rebranding something else. Anyone know what?
 
Old 11-03-2005, 09:32 AM   #4
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Quick results:

It seems to work with the driver for a Samsung ML-200

I will test further and update the database if it continues to look good.
 
Old 11-05-2005, 12:12 AM   #5
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Well done.
 
Old 11-08-2005, 11:55 AM   #6
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Thanks.

I still have not had a reason to print a large job.

I have printed a full page B&W photo and had it come out well.

Once I have tried a thirty or fifty page job and seen it work, I will update the hardware database.

Ski
 
Old 12-12-2005, 02:56 PM   #7
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Best Driver I've Found for the Dell Laser Printer 1100

Rumors of this being a WinModem are greatly exaggerated. It's a beautiful little PostScript printer I'm using with great success. My information is that it's an OEM of the Samsung ML-1000. That's the driver I'm using in Fedora Core4 and CUPs loves this machine. It's resolution is stellar let alone stellar for $99. In fact I got my last one for $84 pre-tax w/ free shipping. Can't beat that with a stick. I'm getting ready to put a print server out with a few of these hanging off of it on a business production floor. Looks like I've found a viable replacement for my HP 2100's! I'll be interested in seeing what its real service cycle is.
 
Old 12-12-2005, 03:05 PM   #8
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Rumors of this being a WinModem are greatly exaggerated. It's a beautiful little PostScript printer I'm using with great success.
I am having good success with it too.

Have you printed any large documents with it? Say 50 pages or more of text?
 
Old 12-12-2005, 03:43 PM   #9
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Large Print Jobs on the Dell 1100

No I haven't tried anything that size. We have HP 4xxx & 5xxx printers for jobs like that. This one's for print jobs of 1 - 10 pages.
 
Old 12-12-2005, 03:46 PM   #10
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No I haven't tried anything that size. We have HP 4xxx & 5xxx printers for jobs like that. This one's for print jobs of 1 - 10 pages.

I want to make sure that it won't choke on that sort of job before I update the hardware database about it.
 
Old 12-15-2005, 01:35 PM   #11
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Just printed a 50 page PDF with no problems in under 3.5 minutes. Not too shabby!
 
Old 12-15-2005, 01:45 PM   #12
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Just printed a 50 page PDF with no problems in under 3.5 minutes. Not too shabby!
I have been using the ML-200 driver. You?
 
Old 12-16-2005, 03:44 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LBattis
Rumors of this being a WinModem are greatly exaggerated. It's a beautiful little PostScript printer I'm using with great success. My information is that it's an OEM of the Samsung ML-1000. That's the driver I'm using in Fedora Core4 and CUPs loves this machine.
Wonderful to hear - my information comes direct from DELL

There you'll see that the only printer language listed identifies this as a win-printer. Good to hear it will understand postscript too. Dell weren't advertising this for some reason.

But please tell us - which CUPS driver are you using. The FC4 default for the Samsung ML-1000? Or did you shop around for the best performance. (This thread was started with a cry for help along these lines after all.)
 
Old 12-20-2005, 12:53 PM   #14
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I had the same problem with Dell myself. Even my inside support team! Dell is a little too dedicated to the proposition that all things microsoft are created equal;-} I have been assigned a Dell Support Linux Contact whom I plan on contacting after the holidays.

My information is that the Dell 1100 is an OEM of the Samsung ML-1000. That's the CUPS driver I'm using in Fedora Core4 and the system loves this machine.
 
Old 05-09-2006, 10:15 PM   #15
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I came here hoping for help and I got it! I was trying to make my Dell 1100 laser work from Mandriva 2006. LB posted the Dell 1100 laser works with the Samsung ML1000 driver... Thank You! Who knows how many hours I have been saved.
 
  


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