Joined: Oct. 2004
||Posted: April 01 2006,00:56
I'd like to attach a Konica-Minolta PagePro 1350W USB Laser printer to a frugal install of DSL (persistent home and opt directories).
Everytime I try to set up a printer that isn't an HP or Epson in linux my head spins, the room goes dark, and it's not long before a raving lunatic takes over my body.
I've tried the Printer Setup function and could not find my model. I don't think it emulates anything else, so I aborted the setup.
Here's what I've found. There is a PPD file that I can get from LinuxPrinting.org
that is suppose to work with this printer. Trouble is, I have no idea what to do with it once I download it.
I'd like to be able to use this printer from DSL. Do you just put the PPD in some "spooler" directory and then start the daemon? Could it really be that simple?
As an aside... These PagePro 1350W laser printers are inexpensive (this one was about US$50 after rebates) and they have pretty good print quality (yes... I've seen the output it can do with other operating systems).
ps.. I don't have the cups.dsl installed since I'm not sure if I'd need it or not....
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