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Old 12-07-2017, 01:02 PM   #1
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Kyocera printer download driver


Hi,
I've downloaded the driver Kyoceralinux_2017.06.15zip. It is in my home downloads file - what I want to know are the next steps in getting it into my pc's system.
I've never had any luck with zip files so I'd appreciate it if someone would start me from the beginning.
The Driver is from the Kyocera Support page, if anyone wants to look at that.
 
Old 12-07-2017, 01:39 PM   #2
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I also have a kyocera printer fs-1300D (upgraded to dN)

Assume gentoo, assume you find a PPD file for your printer in that zip archive. You were not specific what model, so I gave you the way I did it.

Install cups package (emerge cups). CUPS is the apple company made printer software for gnu linux.
login to cups webinterface, open in a browser http://localhost:631/

setup a new printer in cups with that provided file for your printer. You need a PPD file

e.g.

ls -alh /home/software_installer/Kyocera_FS_1300_D/Linux/English/Kyocera\ FS-1300D.PPD
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 37K Feb 14 2009 '/home/software_installer/Kyocera_FS_1300_D/Linux/English/Kyocera FS-1300D.PPD'

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Alernatively you could setup PCL or whatever your printer supports.

man unzip => unzip - list, test and extract compressed files in a ZIP archive

if anyhting unclear => gentoo / arch linux wiki => topics CUPS
 
Old 12-07-2017, 04:52 PM   #3
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Sorry, I didn't realise that the distro being used made a difference to the printer. Obvious, now I think about it.
I've got as far as
Kyodialog 4
June 16, 2017


About
The Kyodialog 4 Package includes a new, standalone UI that organizes and enhances printer features using a convenient tab system. In the UI, the Printer tab lists all of the installed Kyocera printers on the user's computer. To adjust the feature settings for a particular printer, a user highlights the device in the printer list, and then navigates through the tabs, making feature adjustments as desired. These changes, if applied, will be the new printer default settings.

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Installation
NOTE: Superuser access is required for installation.

1. Open a terminal. Navigate to the appropriate .deb or .rpm file.
For Ubuntu, Kubuntu, or Debian, run the following command:
sudo dpkg -i (package_name).deb
If dependencies are required, run the following command:
sudo apt-get -f install
For RedHat, Fedora, and CentOS, run the following command as root:
yum install (package_name).rpm
or
dnf install (package_name).rpm
For OpenSUSE, run the following command:
sudo zypper (package_name).rpm
2. Connect to the printer using the Common Unix Printing System (CUPS) Web interface at http://localhost:631, or using the native Linux Printer Settings dialog (system-config-printer).
3. Autodetection of the printer model should occur, and the correct driver should be installed automatically. If, however, the system does not have autodetection, or autodetection fails, the user can manually install the driver by selecting the correct model from the driver files located at /usr/share/ppd/kyocera.
4. Launching the UI can be done through the application launcher. The application is listed as Kyocera Print Panel. Alternatively, the terminal command kyodialog4 can be used.
Note that the user cannot install more than one package at a time. In RedHat distributions, this will cause an error due to overlapping files. In Debian distributions, the packages contents will simply overwrite the old package without warning.

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Old 12-07-2017, 04:55 PM   #4
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Umm, I lost the reply panel. The distro I'm using is PcLinuxOS, I think, based on more than one base distro if you see what I mean. If you don't know what to do about that, I'll get on to the PcLinux forum.
Thanks for your reply.
 
Old 12-07-2017, 05:36 PM   #5
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Quote: the user can manually install the driver by selecting the correct model from the driver files located at /usr/share/ppd/kyocera.

I doubt the fancy gui expose more, as the cups and ppd approach.

Did you install cups? did you provide the fancy ppd file as I suggested?

example for my printer:
https://www.kyoceradocumentsolutions...300D._.EN.html

"Linux PPDs "

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No the distro does not make a difference.

Fire up cups @ 631 and add a new printer, and provide the ppd file so it works.

Basically the same as i said already: "2. Connect to the printer using the Common Unix Printing System (CUPS) Web interface at http://localhost:631, or using the native Linux Printer Settings dialog (system-config-printer)."

Quite funny, I forgot to mention, the kernel needs also certain modules, anyway i gave a hint to the gentoo or arch linux wiki in this regard, which should cover that too.

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I would not suggest installing a package which is not maintained by your package manager, like the support document you provided suggested. you just need to extract the ppd, better download it directly and setup cups, as i said.

Last edited by _roman_; 12-07-2017 at 05:48 PM.
 
Old 12-09-2017, 07:40 AM   #6
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Okay roman, it's all set up now. Bit of a relief actually.
Thanks very much for your posts and willingness to help.
Clearfell
 
Old 12-09-2017, 07:56 AM   #7
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May I ask how you did it? With a PPD and cups ?
 
  


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