I am working my way through all the Oki drivers listed in the "New Printer" gui in Ubuntu 12.04 but all the ones nearest to my printer's make&model have failed to print a test-page.
The Oki is "on the network" rather than directly attached to the desktop machine i am using.
All the Windows Xp machines needed the Oems disk before they could see it. Win7 found it as a device NOT when it searched for Printers but now they are happy using the Oki as the default printer. All the other printers on the network installed fine to all other desktop machines and the dual-boot on that desktop machine (Ricoh, Brother, Kyocera) on XP, Win7 and Ubuntu (10.04, 10.10 and 12.04).
When using Ubuntu 12.04's "New Printer" it initially finds the Oki and then gives me 2 choices for type of connection. Mostly i have been going through the default choice of
1. AppSocket/JetDirect network printer via DNS-SD
the 2nd option is
2. LPD network printer via DNS-SD
I am a bit clueless about networking but usually manage to get desktops just about working even on Windows despite the usual problems with MS stuff.
So, any idea how to get the Oki C810 working? Am i likely to need to use ndiswrapper and if so then how? I'm not great on the command-line but can usually follow directions fairly well. I'm more a point&click user tbh, hence Ubuntu.