I would appreciate any help regarding installation of a working driver which will enable my Dell mono B1160 printer to operate. Too many hours I have spent trying to print from my Ubuntu computer to this Dell B1160 printer. Thanking all who have a suggestion on the driver and installation.
I had exactly the same problem and here's the solution:
- Download the driver archive from here:
Unpack it and go to
Execute the installation script
sudo sh install.sh
- Remove all printers from the system, including the one that was added during the installation.
Add new printerand choose Dell B1160 Mono Laser Printer in your printer driver settings
Before I could get the
install.sh script to succeed I had to comment out the following two lines in the
start_install.sh script like so:
#. "$SCRIPT_DIR/check_packages.sh" #MISSING=`check_required_packages required_packages`
The problem is that it can't find
libsane even though I installed it I guess because Ubuntu 18.04 appears to have new directory structure for so libraries that their
check_packages.sh script doesn't understand.
Like the answer by @xpoback after installation completed I also had to remove the printers added by the install script and click the add button in the user interface to add it again before it started working.