Mint 19 and Ricoh SP211 Printer Problems

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Mint 19 and Ricoh SP211 Printer Problems

Post by swahmed67 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:30 am

Hi

I am trying to get my SP211 set up with Mint 19. I have managed to get my other printer (HP 4500) up and running with no problems.

However, the SP211 is giving me problems. There is a SP211 PPD available and i have installed this the same way i installed the HP. However, it just will not print. I can choose the printer when i go to print and my document will go to the Printer icon on my laptop and will show that it is printing. However, nothing happens on the printer itself.

Am i missing something??

Thanks

Wasim

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Re: Mint 19 and Ricoh SP211 Printer Problems

Post by piet_hein » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:12 am

this is A longshot, but did you find out how to fix it because I have exactly the same problem.

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Re: Mint 19 and Ricoh SP211 Printer Problems

Post by brian_p » Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:08 pm

swahmed67 wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:30 am
Hi

I am trying to get my SP211 set up with Mint 19. I have managed to get my other printer (HP 4500) up and running with no problems.

However, the SP211 is giving me problems. There is a SP211 PPD available and i have installed this the same way i installed the HP.
I do not know what that means. It might not even be relevant to the issue.
However, it just will not print. I can choose the printer when i go to print and my document will go to the Printer icon on my laptop and will show that it is printing. However, nothing happens on the printer itself.
There is a line in the PPD begining "*cupsFilter". Please post what it says.
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Re: Mint 19 and Ricoh SP211 Printer Problems

Post by ClixTrix » Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:24 am

There are Ricoh drivers for Linux available at Ricoh support.

http://support.ricoh.com/bb/html/dr_ut_ ... /sp221.htm

Select "Firmware / Other OS" at page bottom and there are 2016 drivers for older Ubuntu LTS. Hopefully, still usable.

Tip: The downloaded file is a .exe file. Use Archive Manager to extract the .deb debian package for install.
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Re: Mint 19 and Ricoh SP211 Printer Problems

Post by brian_p » Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:40 pm

ClixTrix wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:24 am
There are Ricoh drivers for Linux available at Ricoh support.

http://support.ricoh.com/bb/html/dr_ut_ ... /sp221.htm

Select "Firmware / Other OS" at page bottom and there are 2016 drivers for older Ubuntu LTS. Hopefully, still usable.
I wonder if swahmed67 and piet_hein are a little perplexed at being pointed at a package for the SP 221? (They are not saying much, are they?). Not that it bothers me because I believe some users have found it works.

Anyway, to provide a bit more help:

https://github.com/madlynx/ricoh-sp100/ ... r-0.01.deb
Tip: The downloaded file is a .exe file. Use Archive Manager to extract the .deb debian package for install.
Vendors do like to make us jump through hoops. Keeps us on our toes, I suppose.
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Re: Mint 19 and Ricoh SP211 Printer Problems

Post by ClixTrix » Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:44 am

brian_p wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:40 pm
ClixTrix wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:24 am
There are Ricoh drivers for Linux available at Ricoh support.

http://support.ricoh.com/bb/html/dr_ut_ ... /sp221.htm

Select "Firmware / Other OS" at page bottom and there are 2016 drivers for older Ubuntu LTS. Hopefully, still usable.
I wonder if swahmed67 and piet_hein are a little perplexed at being pointed at a package for the SP 221? (They are not saying much, are they?). Not that it bothers me because I believe some users have found it works.

Anyway, to provide a bit more help:

https://github.com/madlynx/ricoh-sp100/ ... r-0.01.deb
Tip: The downloaded file is a .exe file. Use Archive Manager to extract the .deb debian package for install.
Vendors do like to make us jump through hoops. Keeps us on our toes, I suppose.
This post at Github on the SP211 explains my recommendation to try the SP221 driver on the SP211. Fingers-crossed and hopeful that poster was correct on it working for Linux.

https://github.com/madlynx/ricoh-sp100/issues/63
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Re: Mint 19 and Ricoh SP211 Printer Problems

Post by brian_p » Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:03 pm

Two users, swahmed77 and (a more recent one) piet_hein, neither with the courtesy to reply to the provision of quality information. Nobody learns anything. Why bother to post in the first place?
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