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Re: [SLE] Help with new printer
- From: David Johanson <dcjohan@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 05 Jan 2005 17:29:51 -0500
- Message-id: <41DC6A5F.4010701@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sunday 02 January 2005 01:08 am, Stan Glasoe wrote:
On Saturday 01 January 2005 7:01 pm, David Johanson wrote:
Lucky me, I got a new color laser (Panasonic KX-CL500) for
Christmas, but it only ships with drivers for you know what OS. So
I am requesting some advice on how to set it up under Linux, in
particular the 9.x (0,1,and 2) of SuSE.
It's connected directly to my router and has it's own address, but
I'm totally at a loss as to which options I use to set it up using
I've read the Administration Guide materials but it's not clear to
me what to do and a Google search hasn't helped me any either. Sure
would appreciate any and all advice on how to get the beauty
running under SuSE. ;-(
http://linuxprinting.org doesn't list that Panasonic KX-CL500. You
may need to do some deep googling to find out enough information on
this printer to determine if there are Linux drivers for it. Any
older models in this line have Linux support? Is it really a
re-branded Epson and would the Epson drivers work?
Does this printer have a web interface you can surf to? Does it have
its own web server so you can configure it?
I didn't find any printer drivers for Linux on Panasonic's site, but did learn it supports PCL5c language. This should be a standard HP based printer language, so I'm guessing any HP driver that supports the PCL5c should work with the Panasonic, if it's not listed in your CUPS drivers directly. You may need to experiment a bit to find your best driver, but I'm betting you'll find an HP printer driver that works well, if there are no Panasonic ones available.
Here's the site I gathered some of my info from:
All one line, if your mailer line wraps it.
Thanks Lee -
I've visited Panasonic's site including your provided link (appreciated) but have yet to find anything that says use for something other than windows or mac OSs.
I've now got the manuals open to try and glean what I can from the 7 pages devoted to UNIX.
More later after I've "played" around a bit with what I have.
David C. Johanson
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