Author Topic: Getting a Ricoh Sp211 laser printer to work with Ubuntu 14.04LTS  (Read 378 times)

Any ideas how I can get it to work? Using the Printers settings I can get it to use the generic settings, but it then doesn't want to print, or it generates a test print page that never gets printed.
Said printer works fine with Windoze.
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Re: Getting a Ricoh Sp211 laser printer to work with Ubuntu 14.04LTS
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2020, 08:10:27 pm »
Any ideas how I can get it to work? Using the Printers settings I can get it to use the generic settings, but it then doesn't want to print, or it generates a test print page that never gets printed.
Said printer works fine with Windoze.

What do you have it setup as network, usb or what ?
Also why 14.04 LTS that's six years out of date. 18.04 LTS might be better and 20.04 LTS is out any day now.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Getting a Ricoh Sp211 laser printer to work with Ubuntu 14.04LTS
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2020, 09:01:59 pm »
I'm stuck with 14.04, as detailed in an earlier thread.

It's accessed via USB.
Haggerty F, Haggerty R, Tomkins, Noble, Carrick, Robson, Crapper, Dewhurst, Macintyre, Treadmore, Davitt.

Re: Getting a Ricoh Sp211 laser printer to work with Ubuntu 14.04LTS
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2020, 07:30:50 am »
Looks like there isn't a specific driver for it but that the SP 221 one works.

Get the SP 220 one for 14.04 here:

http://support.ricoh.com/bb/html/dr_ut_e/apc/model/sp221/sp221.htm

Stupidly its an exe but done worry just extract it and you will get a deb file.

Try installing that with:

sudo apt-get install ./"package.deb"

Then select the SP 220 in CUPS and see if it works.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Getting a Ricoh Sp211 laser printer to work with Ubuntu 14.04LTS
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2020, 04:12:15 pm »
Sorted - thank you!
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Re: Getting a Ricoh Sp211 laser printer to work with Ubuntu 14.04LTS
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2020, 09:24:54 am »
I'm stuck with 14.04, as detailed in an earlier thread.

It's accessed via USB.

You'll have to link the thread to explain why you are stuck
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