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I can't find a driver for my OKI MC160n printer. How can I use this printer in Ubuntu?

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Apparently I see no driver on the manufacturer's site after a quick search.

Therefore, try the following:

  • from the Dash Menu, launch the 'Printing' app
  • click Add
  • follow the instructions: either your printer and its specific driver will be listed, or you will be able to select "Generic printer driver", or at least the suggested driver if any.

If it works or if it does not, don't hesitate to tell us how it went !

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I followed the instructions and couldnt find it's specific driver. Then I selected "generic printer driver" and choose one of them but it didn't work. Should I try all the generic drivers and see what happens? – anton Jun 17 '12 at 15:17

On http://forums.openprinting.org/read.php?33,11610 I found that the OKI MC160n actually is a re-branded KONICA MINOLTA magicolor 1690MF. Therefore the KONICA MINOLTA magicolor 1690MF Foomatic/foo2lava cups driver works out of the box. I had to use an adress scheme like this: lpd://192.168.0.150/print

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I have a C610 OKI which is a great printer. OKI told me that they have no drivers for Ubuntu. (I told them to tell their IT people to get on it!) Added the printer from the dash, and first loaded the best-fit OKI driver from the list. Not so good. Deleted the printer and started over using the generic recommended driver. Works much better. Only problem is that I get an error message a couple of minutes after the print job telling me that there is a timeout error, which I'll try to figure out. Otherwise great results. Thanks.

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