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I have a Kyocera FS-2020D. I followed the manufacturer instructions to install the printer, but it does not work.

Manufacturer's PPD for the printer: http://usa.kyoceramita.com/americas/jsp/upload/resource/19915/0/Kyocera_FS-2020D.PPD

Cups always says processing and than nothing happens. I use PCL 6 emulation in the printer but tried the KPDL also.

I contacted the Kyocera support, and they provided me a Mac OSX driver and they told me that will work because linux and mac are unix based systems...

I tried to print from command line. I run this command:

echo -en "Hello World!" > /dev/usb/lp0 

But I never got back the prompt. Maybe this is some sort of communication problem related to the kernel? (There is no problem printig from windows)

Thank you in advance all help.

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Can you be specific as to what kind of driver they gave you? (Just update your question with the information you have)

I was not able to find a page for your printer in the openprinting database, however there is one for an FS-2000D, which appears to be a slightly older model.

Can you install openprinting-ppds Install openprinting-ppds, this should add a bunch of drivers to your install. Can you then update your question if that helps?

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Thank you for your help. I tried to print from command line. I run this command: echo -en "Hello World!" > /dev/usb/lp0 But I never got back the prompt. Maybe this is some sort of communication problem related to the kernel? (There is no problem printig from windows) –  Gergely H. Dec 16 '10 at 1:04

The answer is relatively simple, but not at all obvious: don't use the PPD ubuntu will offer you, and definitely not the one from the Kyocera website. Select 2000D as Jorge said, then this PPD: “Kyocera FS-2000D - CUPS+Gutenprint v5.2.8-pre1”. The Gutenprint thing does the trick for me.

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This question was from two years ago, and on a release that is no longer supported. Presumably the OP has long since solved their problem. It's not clear whether this solution is relevant to current releases, or only 10.10 –  fabricator4 Nov 16 '12 at 20:49

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