I run Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit desktop edition and I have Panasonic networked printer KX - MX2000 printer.
There are no 64 bit drivers available from Panasonic for Ubuntu/debian. They only have 32 bit drivers for RHEL :( So - there is no way I can print from my computer to that networked printer directly.
So - my idea was to install printer drivers onto Windows XP VirtualBox guest and just printer from virtual machine.
I've installed XP drivers onto guest, VirtualBox network adapter set to Bridged, I can see printer in the browser from guest, I can ping printer from guest but when I try to print nothing happens.
What am I doing wrong. IS there something else I have to configure?
Panasonic Red Hat drivers: http://panasonic.net/pcc/support/fax/common/table/linuxdriver.html
TO INSTALL THEM ON UBUNTU
sudo alien --scripts -k libjbig-1.0.0-1.i386.rpm libtetra-1.0.0-2.i386.rpm rastertogdi-1.0.1-9.i386.rpm sudo dpkg -i libjbig_1.0.0-1_i386.deb libtetra_1.0.0-2_i386.deb rastertogdi_1.0.1-9_i386.deb sudo service cups restart
now - there will be some errors during execution which shouldn't affect anything.
BUT THE PROBLEM IS
I cannot get it to work on Ubuntu Maverick 10.10 64 bits (or any other 64 bits distro for that reason. Only tried on Ubuntu 10.10 64 though.). Any sugguestions guys? :) Thanks