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Old 03-03-2014, 02:29 PM   #1
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How get Ubuntu 13.10 driver for Panasonic KX-P4400 printer

I have a question: can Ubuntu solve my printer problem:

I have a Panasonic KX-P4400 LED (laser) printer that has served me extraordinarily well for more than 20 years. With the upcoming burial of Windows XP, I installed Windows 7 on my laptop, only to find that it doesn't include a driver for this printer, and I cannot find one anywhere. I have an inventory of seven toner cartridges and one replacement developer unit! But I mainly miss the convenience of this very low footprint machine and how inexpensively it prints.

I have an older computer (with a parallel output, which the printer requires. I have been thinking of installing Ubuntu 13.10 on it, as a vehicle to learn that operating system, and perhaps as a way to print to the KX-P4400. But I went to Linux's OpenPrinting and could not find a printer driver. Does anybody have any suggestions?

I am a genuine newbie, but what I have seen about Ubuntu suggests I might like it. And it's got to be better than Windows 8.1, which is the next step I would have to make in Microsoft's irritating migration strategy.

Thank you.

Jim Mooney
Old 03-03-2014, 02:50 PM   #2
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Have a look here:
Yes it's a KX-P4410 and not a KX-P4400 but it will probably do the job. Just be sure to install the CUPS packages on your system. You should be OK.
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A quick gool search turned up this Suse site which shows
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3219 Feb 26 10:01 /usr/share/cups/model/Panasonic/KX-P4410-ljet2p.ppd.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3215 Feb 26 10:01 /usr/share/cups/model/Panasonic/KX-P4450-ljet3.ppd.gz
Will one of the above work?
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Old 03-04-2014, 02:40 PM   #4
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Thanks for the help -- I'll report back once I do the Ubuntu install and check it out.


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