Today, I was trying to print something at work and found out that our old Brother MFC 8840D printer was now replaced with a Fuji-Xerox DocuCentre-II C3300. The printer comes up in the network and is successfully identified (full printer name), but the driver is not listed anywhere. At least I didn’t find one that is close to it. There is a generic option but I did not bother to try that. Instead I opted for this solution:
The above requires the source code to be compiled. You may want to read up on the following:
Or you can search for other tutorials on compiling from source on Ubuntu. I strongly suggest you read up on compiling from source if you have not tried it before (though I doubt that).
The first link above has the source code link and other information. You can also directly download it here: ftp://download.fujixerox.co.jp/pub/exe/apeosport/c4300series/fxlinuxprint-src-1.0.1.tar.gz
Just unpack the zipped file. Then do basic compile/install commands in order – configure, make and make install. Oh, make sure you have libcups2-dev installed. It is a dependency.
Lastly, the ppd file, named fxlinuxprint.ppd, should be located at the following location: /usr/share/cups/model/FujiXerox/en. I’m using Ubuntu 12.04 on my work laptop. It may be different on your end depending on your Ubuntu version. Just read where it was installed during the “make install” step.
If you have information on how to make the above printer work on Ubuntu 12.04 without all the hassles as described above, do drop a comment.
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