[ubuntu-uk] Printer problems
danattwood at googlemail.com
Fri Jul 10 16:30:34 BST 2009
> Alan Lord (News) wrote:
>> On 10/07/09 13:16, Wulfy wrote:
>> <snip />
>>> Thanks, Alan.
>>> I had seen that page but it's for the i386 version of Ubuntu. I don't
>>> really want to downgrade my architecture just to get the printer
>>> going... :@(
>>> Once again, thanks for responding.
>> No problem.
>> I had some issues with a KM printer before. The important bits of the
>> driver for CUPS, including the gzipped PPD file (this only contains
>> text, it isn't a binary) I was able to extract from an RPM and then
>> manually install in the right directory on my system. IIRC I don't think
>> any of the files were binaries.
>> The point I'm making is I would check that the packaging of the driver
>> for i386 is actually the important issue. You possibly just need the
>> *contents* of the package.
>> See this post for info:
> One of the thing I tried was to install the PPD file. It complained
> that the driver was needed. I even tried to compile the source (not
> something I usually get into) but that kept failing, too... :@(
> I think perhaps that if I installed the 32-bit version I could use it. I
> don't really want to do that, though...
If the printer is usb then why not try installing virtualbox and this
will then let you install a 32bit ubuntu guest and pass the printer
through to it. This would at least let you test it before deciding if
you want to reinstall your whole system.
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