Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I think I shouldn't need a driver for a network printer, other than a software help scanning the printer IP on the network; as long as I know the IP, then all printer should share the same interface. Is that correct?

Edit: I'm having an EziPrinter

share|improve this question
    
It would help if you mentioned which kind of printer it is! –  Jorge Castro Jun 23 '12 at 17:52

1 Answer 1

You generally need a PPD, Ubuntu 12.04 has a nice printer interface and will find network printers, it will then try to find an appropriate PPD, if it fails then try the manufactures website they may supply it. Else as a last resort you can try a PPD meant for a similar printer as it may work.

OKay because ubuntu does not identify your printer then your only hope other than getting the appropiate ppd off the printer manufacturer is to add a printer using the printer wizard, Most network printers accept print jobs on port 9100, so choose the AppSocket/HP JetDirect protocol, enter you printers IP, and hit next.

enter image description here

Then choose a really generic printer HP LaserJet4 if its there and see if it works

share|improve this answer
    
I have a LAN EziPrinter. It bundled with a Windows driver CD. But the CD contains an MSI file to install driver, and I'm unable to find the PPD file accompanied with it. –  Phương Nguyễn Jun 23 '12 at 18:07
    
Does that mean every machine that need to print something with the printer will need that PPD file? –  Phương Nguyễn Jun 23 '12 at 18:08
    
Sorry I have never heard of that Brand, Every linux machine will need the ppd.. However if you got to the printers manufacturer website they may supply the appropriate PPD, have you tried using the printer wizard in ubuntu? –  Shutupsquare Jun 23 '12 at 18:16
    
I used the printer wizard but Ubuntu won't identify such printer –  Phương Nguyễn Jun 23 '12 at 18:24
    
Is there a way to locate the ppd file from a Windows XP machine (which the driver of the file installed) –  Phương Nguyễn Jun 23 '12 at 18:24

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.