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shady282
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help, Driver for my printer?

Post by 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?

Post by 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?

Post by 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

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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
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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Re: help, Driver for my printer?

Post by illki » Fri May 04, 2018 8:01 am

so is there any ppd? or any linux driver at all avaliable?
cannot find it on official site or http://www.openprinting.org
i tried some of the ppd for other models of konicaminolta but they does not work
thanks in advance for reply

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help us;

Post by pdc_2 » Fri May 04, 2018 3:41 pm

would you be willing to disclose on this open forum what the model number of your device is please?

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Re: help, Driver for my printer?

Post by illki » Fri May 04, 2018 3:49 pm

sorry, the same as topic starter - Konica minolta bizhub 162

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bizhub162 is not know to OpenPrinting

Post by pdc_2 » Fri May 04, 2018 5:12 pm

so as mentioned above. if you also look on the Open Printing website; this device is not even mentioned;

I enclose below a screenshot of part of the ppd file for the 360; where it specifies 360: if you were to download that ppd file; edit with a text editor: eg gedit; change it to say bizhub162; instead of what it now says; save it as bizhub162; save it to /usr/share/ppd

as per https://www.linuxquestions.org/question ... tu-337393/

then go to PRINTERS folder; click on NEW: get it to point to a ppd file as it gets going; point it to bizhub162 in the ppd folder; that is inside /usr/share/ and the system should save a copy of the ppd file in /etc/cups/ppd as an installed ppd

any joy?
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Re: help, Driver for my printer?

Post by illki » Mon May 07, 2018 10:50 am

this doesn't work, at least in the case where i connect to the printer via smb://ip/printername

linux mint is adding printer (with edited ppd provided), but no print job is successful

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Re: help, Driver for my printer?

Post by Hoser Rob » Mon May 07, 2018 11:23 am

According to this ...

https://www.biz.konicaminolta.com/downl ... 09621.html

... the ppd for that printer is only supported with Red Hat linux or OpenOffice, the latter I suspect as a plugin. Considering that you can't just install a Red Hat rpm package in Debian/Ubuntu/Mint without converting, and even then it often doesn't work, I'd look at the openoffice idea.

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Konica Minolta BizHub 162

Post by pdc_2 » Mon May 07, 2018 1:55 pm

hi illki;
can you post a screenshot of the same part of the ppd that I posted; with your edited version please; so we can see what it looks like;

Hoser Rob kindly contributes a piece from a KM guide; "the ppd for that printer is only supported with Red Hat linux or OpenOffice," just not sure about that; a ppd file does not seem to specify an operating system on it; the instructions for the C2060 show it is a very capable machine https://www.konicaminolta.com.au/produc ... ress-c2060

The bizhub162 is also a large and capable machine https://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php ... bizhub-210

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where i connect to the printer via smb://ip/printername
This is again maybe trickier than the standard home network of computer via usb cable; or computer to home router;

I just wonder if we aren't moving into this sort of territory https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Netwo ... 28Samba.29

I wonder if you need to look at the error logs to see what the error log reports as the problems https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DebuggingPrinti ... _error_log

......... I am just wondering if: ............. maybe the ppd is actually ok; and that there are other access errors; we won't have a better idea till we see what issues Mint faces; till we get to read an error log

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Re: help, Driver for my printer?

Post by illki » Thu May 10, 2018 4:08 am

my model of Bizhub 162 also don't have network, so it is connected via USB to tp-link 310 print server, but when i try to connect printer not via smb, but via ip of print server - linux mint does not even find it and there is even no option to ppd or other means of driver install

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