Sharp AR-5516 all-in-one printer not working on Linux Mint

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Brahim Salem
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Sharp AR-5516 all-in-one printer not working on Linux Mint

Post by Brahim Salem » Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:09 am

I have a Sharp AR-5516 printer connected to my PC but I cannot get it working. I have tried to install its driver with the printer driver manager, but I cannot find it. I installed the recommended driver (AR-5520) but that driver could not power my machine.

What should I do?
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Re: Sharp AR-5516 all-in-one printer not working on Linux Mi

Post by Brahim Salem » Sat Nov 15, 2014 7:17 am

Help please :cry: I need the PPD for this printer. Right now I'm running Windows 7 to get it working and it is driving me nuts guys I wanna get rid of Windows help! :(
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Re: Sharp AR-5516 all-in-one printer not working on Linux Mi

Post by Pierre » Sat Nov 15, 2014 8:03 am

this model seem be missing an ubuntu driver:
:x
http://www.openprinting.org/printers/manufacturer/Sharp
http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Hardware-HOWTO/printers.html

- before you buy a new printer - even like your multifunction printer,
do a little research into it's suitability for your purpose.

like here:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/

or here:
http://www.linux-drivers.org/

your Sharp MFP seems to have issues in dealing with win_7 as well.
:(

& do try and stick to the big four:
Brother
Cannon
Epson.
Hewlett Packard

- whilst Price isn't everything, you can still get a good deal & even use it with Linux O/Ss.
:D
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Re: Sharp AR-5516 all-in-one printer not working on Linux Mi

Post by pdc_2 » Mon Nov 17, 2014 4:13 am

You can try and get it working by getting a ppd for a Sharp machine; (they are available on the Open Printing website);

and then saving it as AR-5516.ppd and using CUPS you create a new printer entry; and point that AR-5516 entry that you create; to the ppd file that you have saved; ............

so a post such as this http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions ... tu-851249/

pointed the person to this entry http://www.openprinting.org/printer/Sharp/Sharp-AR-161 where the pxlmono driver is available;

but best to download the ppd file; save it as AR-5516.ppd in /usr/share/ppd/

then go here http://localhost:631/admin and click on the left-most button which says Add new printer .........you will likely have to enter your username and your password ......... and point CUPS to the ppd file you have saved ...........

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