OT - unable to find cups driver (ppd file) for Dell 5110cn color laser

Brian McKee brian.mckee at gmail.com
Thu Jun 18 16:28:58 UTC 2009

On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 11:33 AM, Ray Leventhal<ubuntu at swhi.net> wrote:
> Through all my searching I've seen that the PPD file included with the
> Dell 5110cn printer is sufficient for use with Ubuntu, but I got my
> printer aftermarket and have no such CD.  Further, the only iso I'm able
> to find on Dell's support site is for their Open Print Management
> client/server app which does not have the aforementioned PPD.

Dell.com says that printer does Postscript 3 and PCL5e/6

If you set it up as a generic post script printer, then customize the
memory, trays avail etc using the CUPS web interface it'll work fine
without you downloading anything.

This looks like the cd that came in the box

If you don't want to use their (likely sucky) printer software, just
the ppd file, then download the windows PS info

unzip the zip file, then extract the ppd file from the pp_ cabinet
file, and you end up with the file I just emailed you directly....
you owe me a coffee...


All you need to know about Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty -> gconftool -s --type
bool /apps/update-notifier/auto_launch false

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