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Old 07-21-2006, 09:31 PM   #1
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Printer will not configure in yast- no test output


Suse 10.1 properly detects my minolta pageworks 18L laser printer, but no matter what driver I select, it will not produce a test output. It did, however, test the connection and said it appeared to be good, but did not print 'hello world'. This is a fresh install, so I am guessing I need to look elsewhere first? I am using the parallel port directly to the printer. This printer works well with my other os. Do I need to install printer support?
 
Old 07-23-2006, 07:06 AM   #2
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A short search of the Minolta website told me two things about the Pageworks 18 series of printers:
1) discontinued line.
2) only drivers available from Minolta are for windows (3.11 to xp) and Mac OS.

So, it seems you are SOL getting help from Minolta.

I did find reference to a driver called foo2zjs (http://freshmeat.net/projects/foo2zjs/) which is supposed to work with the Pageworks model (mostly, meaning some functions of the printer will work, but not all).
 
Old 07-27-2006, 07:54 PM   #3
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I downloaded the file and printed the docs. I will post my results. For the time being, I had no problem setting up an Hp 3740 usb printer.
 
  


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