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This article will help you to install a printer supported by the [http://foo2lava.rkkda.com/ foo2lava] driver.
 
This article will help you to install a printer supported by the [http://foo2lava.rkkda.com/ foo2lava] driver.
  

Revision as of 13:28, 23 April 2012

This article will help you to install a printer supported by the foo2lava driver.

Currently (December 2012) supported devices are:

  • Konica Minolta magicolor 2530 DL
  • Konica Minolta magicolor 2490 MF (printer only)
  • Konica Minolta magicolor 1600W
  • Oki C110

There are a few more printers which are marked as "Alpha quality; PRINTER ONLY!":

  • Konica Minolta magicolor 1680MF
  • Konica Minolta magicolor 1690MF
  • Konica Minolta magicolor 2480 MF
  • Konica Minolta magicolor 4690MF
  • Xerox Phaser 6115MFP
  • Xerox Phaser 6121MFP

If you have one of these printers and none of the drivers listed in the CUPS-article worked for you, installation still will be quite easy.

First, you've got to open a terminal. Then, type the following, line for line:

$ wget -O foo2zjs.tar.gz http://foo2zjs.rkkda.com/foo2zjs.tar.gz
$ tar zxf foo2zjs.tar.gz
$ cd foo2zjs
$ make

That's the first part of the installation process. Now, you need to download a so called ".ICM files", which defines a color profile for your printer. It is needed to print colors as correct as possible. Depending on your printer choose one of the following lines:

$ ./getweb 2530   # Get Konica Minolta magicolor 2530 DL .ICM files
$ ./getweb 2490   # Get Konica Minolta magicolor 2490 MF .ICM files
$ ./getweb 1600w  # Get Konica Minolta magicolor 1600W .ICM files
$ ./getweb 110    # Get Oki C110 .ICM files
$ ./getweb 1680   # Get Konica Minolta magicolor 1680MF .ICM files
$ ./getweb 1690   # Get Konica Minolta magicolor 1690MF .ICM files
$ ./getweb 2480   # Get Konica Minolta magicolor 2480 MF .ICM files
$ ./getweb 4690   # Get Konica Minolta magicolor 4690MF .ICM files
$ ./getweb 6115   # Get Xerox Phaser 6115MFP .ICM files
$ ./getweb 6121   # Get Xerox Phaser 6121MFP.ICM files

So, for example, if you've got the Konica Minolta magicolor 2530DL, you need to enter the following into the terminal:

$ ./getweb 2530

The next step to complete the installation process is executing the following command:

$ make install

That's it already! There's nothing more to do. You can now choose your printer in the GNOME/KDE/... printer configuration-tool or configure it in an alternative way.