LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Password
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 08-24-2011, 10:21 AM   #1
jackboy
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2011
Posts: 97

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Dell1320C laser printer- How to get it to work in Ubuntu 10.10


Having done much searching and having found what I thought may be useful item to help with this [Guten Print ] I am still nowhere near an answer to this problem.
Being a total Newby and am not familiar with command line working and that sort of thing.
Is there a simple solution please for this 78 year old?
Perhaps an 'How to' script?
Here is hoping
 
Old 08-26-2011, 01:19 AM   #2
sag47
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2009
Location: Philly, PA
Distribution: Kubuntu x64, RHEL, Fedora Core, FreeBSD, Windows x64
Posts: 1,505
Blog Entries: 35

Rep: Reputation: 383Reputation: 383Reputation: 383Reputation: 383
78 and using Linux, color me impressed. Congratulations!

At any rate I searched the Dell website for this topic and found this article.

Apparently if you download this Fujitsu driver you can convert the rpm package using alien.

Alien is a package converter that converts rpm packages (used by Red Had and other distros alike) to deb packages (which are installers that Ubuntu uses).

Here's a guide on the mepis website for doing just that.

~~~~

In short the easy instructions are:
  1. Install alien from the Ubuntu software center.
  2. Download and extract dpc525a_linux_.0.0.tar_81c2.zip
  3. Convert Fuji_Xerox-DocuPrint_C525_A_AP-1.0-1.i386.rpm to a deb file using alien by using the Mepis guide.
  4. Then open the resulting deb file and install the driver. After that add your printer using the Printer wizard and select the Fuji Xerox C525 driver as the driver for your Dell printer.

Let me know by posting a reply if you get stuck and I'll elaborate on the process.

SAM

Last edited by sag47; 08-26-2011 at 01:21 AM.
 
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 08-26-2011, 05:37 AM   #3
jackboy
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2011
Posts: 97

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Thank you Sam will do that.
Normally I would print off any advice like this but of course I cant at the moment because............
But we will get there by devious means, such as copying your reply - pasting to an E mail and sending it to my Windoze friend round the corner to print for me.
 
Old 08-26-2011, 02:28 PM   #4
sag47
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2009
Location: Philly, PA
Distribution: Kubuntu x64, RHEL, Fedora Core, FreeBSD, Windows x64
Posts: 1,505
Blog Entries: 35

Rep: Reputation: 383Reputation: 383Reputation: 383Reputation: 383
Even better, I searched around the Ubuntu forums and found the following website.

Installing Dell 1320c Color Laser Printer on Ubuntu

You don't have to convert using Alien at all. They provide you with a download to the DEB file already converted.

That is a more precise method than the instructions I gave you previously.

SAM
 
Old 08-27-2011, 10:31 AM   #5
jackboy
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2011
Posts: 97

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Thank you even more Sam.
This I too sent to my printing chum and am now sitting with script in one paw whilst poking with other one
Have got a long way but not far enough before a glitch came up.
This one said[copied and ]psted ]



Failed to read PPD file. Possible reason follows:
/home/jack/Documents/C525A_LinuxE: FAIL
**FAIL** Unable to open PPD file - Missing PPD-Adobe-4.x header on line 0.
REF: Page 42, section 5.2.


So what does that mean?
 
Old 08-28-2011, 12:46 AM   #6
sag47
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2009
Location: Philly, PA
Distribution: Kubuntu x64, RHEL, Fedora Core, FreeBSD, Windows x64
Posts: 1,505
Blog Entries: 35

Rep: Reputation: 383Reputation: 383Reputation: 383Reputation: 383
Did you open the DEB file? I don't know what script your friend gave you but that DEB installer should be all you need. Then you can add the printer using the Add Printer Wizard in the settings. Be sure that your printer is hooked up to your computer via USB.

SAM
 
Old 08-28-2011, 01:09 AM   #7
jdkaye
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2008
Location: Westgate-on-Sea, Kent, UK
Distribution: Debian Testing Amd64
Posts: 4,957

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Hi Jackboy,
If you still have that .deb file just do the following:
1. Open a terminal and navigate to the directory where you keep the .deb file.
2. Type in the following command:
Code:
sudo dpkg -i <name of deb file>
Just substitute the real file name.
You will be asked to type in your own password. Just type it in. You won't see anything appear while you type as a security measure. Hit <CR> and Bob's your uncle.
ciao,
jdk
 
Old 09-01-2011, 07:12 AM   #8
jackboy
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2011
Posts: 97

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Still struggling guys -I guess it a lot to do with learning the tricks Linux and me being ancient
JDK Thanks for that one -will have to give it a try if I can find that DEB file-
First time back- after taking the opportunity to repair the cracked concrete in the drive last couple of dasy..

Anyways up - after another session- another error message.
This time it said

"Failed to read PPD file. Possible reason follows:
/home/jack/Desktop/Printer Driver data/Fuji_Xerox-DocuPrint_C525_A_AP-1.0-1.i386.rpm: FAIL
**FAIL** Unable to open PPD file - Missing asterisk in column 1 on line 1.
REF: Page 15, section 3.2.
WARN File contains a mix of CR, LF, and CR LF line endings
!"

Will have a go later at the 'Sudo thing'
 
Old 09-01-2011, 02:30 PM   #9
jdkaye
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2008
Location: Westgate-on-Sea, Kent, UK
Distribution: Debian Testing Amd64
Posts: 4,957

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
My pleasure, Jackboy. BTW I'm rather ancient myself. But what are you doing with an .rpm file if you're using Ubuntu? If there is really nothing else then you need to learn the wonders of alien with the -k switch which will convert an .rpm file to a .deb file. I don't know where you got the Fuji_Xerox-DocuPrint_C525_A_AP-1.0-1.i386.rpm file but you need to check if they also have .deb files (for Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, etc.)
Keep smiling.
ciao,
jdk
 
Old 09-02-2011, 01:21 AM   #10
sag47
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2009
Location: Philly, PA
Distribution: Kubuntu x64, RHEL, Fedora Core, FreeBSD, Windows x64
Posts: 1,505
Blog Entries: 35

Rep: Reputation: 383Reputation: 383Reputation: 383Reputation: 383
I'm not sure I understand. I gave you the DEB file in my original post.

http://zoffix.com/content-pics/dell_...1.0-2_i386.deb

Did that not work?

SAM

Last edited by sag47; 09-02-2011 at 01:24 AM.
 
Old 09-02-2011, 03:13 AM   #11
jdkaye
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2008
Location: Westgate-on-Sea, Kent, UK
Distribution: Debian Testing Amd64
Posts: 4,957

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Quote:
Originally Posted by sag47 View Post
I'm not sure I understand. I gave you the DEB file in my original post.

http://zoffix.com/content-pics/dell_...1.0-2_i386.deb

Did that not work?

SAM
I guess the OP downloaded the rpm by mistake.
Quote:
Let's Roll

I ran into a forum thread that claimed that my precious printer will work with Fuji Xerox Docuprint C525 driver. Fuji's site only offered a 32-bit RPM, which you can download and convert into .deb yourself if you really want to.

Unfortunately, I had an amd64 system and alien command refused to convert it into a DEB package. I asked someone online to do that for me. Result: a 32-bit DEB package for the Fuji driver.

Download the Fuji's 32-bit RPM file and convert it yourself or use my 32-bit DEB that is already converted
As you can see, there was an option to download an rpm file and I guess the OP mistakenly did that.

Edit: ah but now I see that it was in your first post, Sam:
78 and using Linux, color me impressed. Congratulations!

Quote:
At any rate I searched the Dell website for this topic and found this article.

Apparently if you download this Fujitsu driver you can convert the rpm package using alien.

Alien is a package converter that converts rpm packages (used by Red Had and other distros alike) to deb packages (which are installers that Ubuntu uses).

Here's a guide on the mepis website for doing just that.
So the op was just following your original instructions, correct?
jdk

ciao,
jdk

Last edited by jdkaye; 09-02-2011 at 03:17 AM.
 
Old 09-03-2011, 04:48 AM   #12
jackboy
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2011
Posts: 97

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Thank you all for this unstinting help.
But I seem to be getting deeper into the proverbial DD
currently having carried out the suggestions so far offered I have come to a grinding stop
the latest is that when attempting to use the terminal to enter a commend - it asks for a password.
I enter the only password used [log on ]and it comes up with password for[system name] and will then not allow a further entry[which would be the password it apparently does not like.]

Another colleague said go to Terminal and enter [ sudo passwd root] to change /or alter this.
It did not like this but simply came up with the same - password for.......
 
Old 09-10-2011, 04:56 AM   #13
jackboy
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2011
Posts: 97

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
I have managed to get back to endeavouring install the printer after many other distractions

So the .deb link I managed to get installed and the printer field showed the Xerox as the default printer

Clicked on the 'Test page' and a quiet moan from the printer suggested it had been 'kicked' but that is as far as it would go -the 'job' list showing a huge number of previous attempts.

The the following error meeage came to screen

'CUPS Server Error'
Client- error-not- possible

So what's to do there chaps?
 
Old 09-10-2011, 05:03 AM   #14
jdkaye
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2008
Location: Westgate-on-Sea, Kent, UK
Distribution: Debian Testing Amd64
Posts: 4,957

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Maybe clearing out all those previous jobs from your spool may help.
ciao,
jdk
 
  


Reply

Tags
printer driver


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[Kubuntu 8.10] Please help me get my Canon Laser printer to work belikeyeshua Ubuntu 5 11-29-2008 10:49 AM
[Kubuntu 8.10] Please help me get my Canon Laser printer to work belikeyeshua Linux - General 1 11-17-2008 08:54 AM
[Kubuntu 8.10] Please help me get my Canon Laser printer to work belikeyeshua Linux - Hardware 1 11-17-2008 06:27 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:12 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration