LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
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 03-29-2013, 07:38 PM   #1
evan1
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2013
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Photocopier giving me trouble.


Hey I'm setting up Linux and my volunteer job after Windows was causing too many problems.

I've run into problems with the photocopier. The photo copier is a SHARP AR-M317. I've installed the latest version of Lubuntu. Lubuntu sees the photocopire but when you attempt to print form it nothing happens.

I've followed the documentation included with the drivers here: sharpusa.com/ForBusiness/DocumentSystems/MFPsPrinters/ARM317.aspx]AR-M317

The section involving CUPS is for a version released about 10 years ago I followed it as best I could though. CUPS detects the printer as well.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how I could get this printing without having to reinstall windows?
 
Old 03-30-2013, 02:56 PM   #2
business_kid
Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Ireland
Distribution: Slackware & Android
Posts: 6,179

Rep: Reputation: 527Reputation: 527Reputation: 527Reputation: 527Reputation: 527Reputation: 527
A few things are unclear from your post. What have you installed ubuntu on?
Can you print from the linux box presuming there is one?

Can you find any errors, and what are they?
 
Old 03-30-2013, 07:22 PM   #3
evan1
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2013
Posts: 4

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
I've installed Lubuntu on an old HP desktop (not infront of in right now). Printing dosn't work, and I see no errors. If I try to print when it's in idle it will wake up, but won't print.
 
Old 03-31-2013, 11:19 AM   #4
business_kid
Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Ireland
Distribution: Slackware & Android
Posts: 6,179

Rep: Reputation: 527Reputation: 527Reputation: 527Reputation: 527Reputation: 527Reputation: 527
http://localhost:631
Get on the old HP desktop, and try printing a test page. does that work?
Try also cleaning heads, clearing the queue, etc. Check if any jobs have been presented, or if they failed to be printed.
 
Old 04-13-2013, 03:56 PM   #5
evan1
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2013
Posts: 4

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Took me a while to get infront of the computer. When I send the test page from CUPs I will say "Sending data to printer." and then it will say the job is completed under a minutes later. If it is idle and a job it sent it will wake from idle but not print.

Printing worked fine under Windows.
 
Old 04-13-2013, 09:16 PM   #6
frankbell
Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Virginia, USA
Distribution: Slackware, Debian, Mageia, Mint
Posts: 7,416

Rep: Reputation: 1404Reputation: 1404Reputation: 1404Reputation: 1404Reputation: 1404Reputation: 1404Reputation: 1404Reputation: 1404Reputation: 1404Reputation: 1404
Sharp offers a Linux driver on this page: http://www.sharpusa.com/ForBusiness/...x?view=drivers

CUPS has some drivers for that model on this page (search for the printer model in the dialog at the top)--there's a lot of downloads at the link: http://www.cups.org/ppd.php

When you set up the printer in CUPS manually, you will come to a point where CUPS gives you the option to load a PPD driver. Or you can do it this way:

http://www.cups.org/articles.php?L271+THow-To+Q
 
Old 04-14-2013, 07:52 AM   #7
business_kid
Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Ireland
Distribution: Slackware & Android
Posts: 6,179

Rep: Reputation: 527Reputation: 527Reputation: 527Reputation: 527Reputation: 527Reputation: 527
Quote:
Originally Posted by evan1 View Post
Took me a while to get infront of the computer. When I send the test page from CUPs I will say "Sending data to printer." and then it will say the job is completed under a minutes later. If it is idle and a job it sent it will wake from idle but not print.

Printing worked fine under Windows.
Sounds to me like missing firmware. Most drivers these days need firmware sent to the printer before they will print.
 
Old 04-19-2013, 06:01 PM   #8
evan1
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2013
Posts: 4

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Quote:
Originally Posted by business_kid View Post
Sounds to me like missing firmware. Most drivers these days need firmware sent to the printer before they will print.
There's no firmware to download on the downloads page for this copier, and googleing "sharp ar-m317 firmware" turned out nothing. Looks like I might just have to go back to Windows.
 
  


Reply


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
bash giving me trouble again koszta5 Linux - Newbie 3 12-12-2010 05:10 PM
Smart is giving me trouble! BarfBag Suse/Novell 2 09-19-2006 11:15 AM
totem is giving me trouble. Lokathor Debian 0 05-31-2006 10:38 PM
Trying to get 1280x1024 but X is giving me trouble. ooagentbender Linux - Newbie 3 05-17-2004 09:42 PM
ProFTPD giving me trouble. freakydude Mandriva 2 08-31-2003 04:47 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:27 PM.

Main Menu
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