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    Question dell 5100cn network printer support?

    At least in ubuntu I could use a similar model (3100) driver to print something. But so far I can't find anything in suse for any dell printer. This could be one reason to go for ubuntu instead.
    asus k50in core2duo 6500 2.1Ghz, 4G, nVidia G102M 512MB,
    opensuse 11.1 64bit KDE
    windows vista

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    Default Re: dell 5100cn network printer support?

    On Wed October 21 2009 07:36 pm, weisuse wrote:

    >
    > At least in ubuntu I could use a similar model (3100) driver to print
    > something. But so far I can't find anything in suse for any dell
    > printer. This could be one reason to go for ubuntu instead.
    >
    >

    weisuse;

    Have you read this information?
    http://openprinting.org/show_printer...um=Dell-5100CN
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    P. V.
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    Default Re: dell 5100cn network printer support?

    Thanks for the link very much. Although I didn't see the exact ppd file for dell 5100cn, but sounds like I could use some generic postscript driver. I will have more reading on that. cheers.
    asus k50in core2duo 6500 2.1Ghz, 4G, nVidia G102M 512MB,
    opensuse 11.1 64bit KDE
    windows vista

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    Default Re: dell 5100cn network printer support?

    Quote Originally Posted by weisuse View Post
    Thanks for the link very much. Although I didn't see the exact ppd file for dell 5100cn, but sounds like I could use some generic postscript driver. I will have more reading on that. cheers.
    You need a single the .PPD file from DEll for that printer. Generally, you can extract that from the vendor's Windows or OS X drivers. At Welcome to Dell Support, I downloaded the Windows XP, a DOS executable called DELL_COLOR-LASER-5110CN_A06_R244210.exe. This really a ZIP archive. In a scratch directory, use the unzip command to extract the contents of .EXE file. In there is a file Win_x32/PS/English/dl5110cn.pp_ which is a Windows CAB file. Use the cabextract command to obtain the file dl5110cn.ppd. This will be much better than a generic PPD.

    You can use YaST to use that PPD when installing the printer.

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    Default Re: dell 5100cn network printer support?

    Thanks a lot!!! will try it.
    asus k50in core2duo 6500 2.1Ghz, 4G, nVidia G102M 512MB,
    opensuse 11.1 64bit KDE
    windows vista

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