Dell1320C laser printer- How to get it to work in Ubuntu 10.10
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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
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.
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:
**FAIL** Unable to open PPD file - Missing PPD-Adobe-4.x header on line 0.
REF: Page 42, section 5.2.
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.
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:
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.
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!"
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.)
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!
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?
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.......