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

Ray Leventhal ubuntu at swhi.net
Fri Jun 19 13:02:14 UTC 2009

Willis Taylor wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> I know this is technically not an Ubuntu issue, but as this list has 
>> always been helpful, I thought I'd ask here.
>> 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.
>> So, if anyone has a link to it or an .rpm which I can convert to a .deb 
>> using alien, I'd be very thankful..
>> Kind regards,
>> -Ray
> Ray, 
>    Driverguide.com has a limited free download quota per month but that
> should not be a problem for you and they are a very good source.
Thanks Willis.  With the help of others, the printer is now working. 
While I'm a member of driverguide.com, I haven't used them in a while 
and had frankly forgotten about them as a potential source.

For the benefit of the archives, extracting the PPD file for that 
printer from the Windows driver set was sufficient to get full 
functionality out of it on Ubuntu with CUPS.


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