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shady282
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help, Driver for my printer?

Postby shady282 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:47 pm

Hello!

I m using linuxmint sonya, and i was trying to install the driver for my printer but i was not able to find it "Konica minolata bizhub 162" it prints in black and white and scan papers.

I tried some closer drivers of the same brand, but didn't work.... it is currently working on my other pc that is running windows 7.... but i prefer linuxmint for office work.

Can anyone help me ? I tried to find the PPD for this model but didn't find it, and PPD only work for printing out and not scanning as i read, but anyways i didn't find it.

On the company's page i found drivers just for all windows versions. but no linux.

Any help appreciated.

Thank you very much!

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Re: help, Driver for my printer?

Postby pdc_2 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:12 pm

Open Printing is the source of open-source support for printing in Linux

if you search on Konica Minolta, they list a variety of bizhub printers: I can't find a single review of the 162: please tell us which country you are in and how old the printer is;

here is a link http://www.openprinting.org/printer/KON ... bizhub_360 that gives ppd files etc ...... I wonder if some of the support on this page with help you

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If you start on this page http://www.openprinting.org/printers/ma ... %20MINOLTA

you can see what folks already believe works perfectly ............. you may well be able to edit a ppd file; and then point the printer config to use that ppd file; when it is saved into your system

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Re: help, Driver for my printer?

Postby shady282 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:17 pm

pdc_2 wrote:Open Printing is the source of open-source support for printing in Linux

if you search on Konica Minolta, they list a variety of bizhub printers: I can't find a single review of the 162: please tell us which country you are in and how old the printer is;

here is a link http://www.openprinting.org/printer/KON ... bizhub_360 that gives ppd files etc ...... I wonder if some of the support on this page with help you

________________

If you start on this page http://www.openprinting.org/printers/ma ... %20MINOLTA

you can see what folks already believe works perfectly ............. you may well be able to edit a ppd file; and then point the printer config to use that ppd file; when it is saved into your system


Thank you for your reply,

It is a European model, the drivers and manuals of it are available on the main webpage of konica minolta :

https://www.konicaminolta.eu/en/busines ... enter.html

According to the web, it is 2005 model

Listed under " multifucntional black/white " bizhub 162.

it prints and scans file and send to computer.

Thank you very much for your help :)


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