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Attempting to add with the printer application doesn't list the manufacturer.

lsusb output before plugging in is:

Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 10d5:5a08 Uni Class Technology Co., Ltd
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

lsusb output after plugging in is:

Bus 001 Device 003: ID 232b:2820
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 10d5:5a08 Uni Class Technology Co., Ltd
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

I searched the web for 232b:2820 to see if it was a re-brand or compatible with a better supported brand but to no avail.

  • Can you provide any more info please? This doesn't look like it's enough to go after. – David Foerster Jan 14 '15 at 21:39
  • @ElderGeek: Define "Not appropriate" Is it rude to you? ;-) Flesh it out a bit! You're showing up in the "Low quality question" queue – Fabby Jan 14 '15 at 23:37
  • @Fabby :-) Will add lsusb info ASAP – Elder Geek Jan 15 '15 at 3:20
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I found the driver "Pantum P2200-P2500 Series Linux Driver ZIP 2014-5-20 1.10" on the manufacturers page here

Downloaded and extracted the contents to my desktop with Archive manager (aka file-roller)

While the archive includes an installation script it fails even after adjusting permissions to make it executable so we navigate to the Resources folder, select the appropriate deb file (in my case i386)

driver

and install it with Software Center acknowledging the warning and continuing to install.

SoftCent

Now open the printers application and choose Add. You should see an option like this: addingpantum

Choose Forward, edit details if necessary, then click print test page

finishing

Congratulations! You've just installed the P2502W laser printer under Ubuntu 14.04

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  • And 2 upvotes (and a free edit of your question). Next time, highlight the output and press [Ctrl][K]. – Fabby Jan 15 '15 at 7:23
  • This also works on 12.04 LTS – Elder Geek Jan 15 '15 at 13:48
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A slight addition in 16.04 if you try to install the driver though software manager nothing happens, I opened a terminal and entered

sudo dpkg -i Pantum-P2500-Series-2.6.x86_64.deb 

that fixed it :)

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  • 16.04's default Ubuntu software (3.20.1) is a bit flaky. Fortunately The tried and true Ubuntu Software Center (15.12) is still available for 16.04 – Elder Geek Oct 16 '16 at 14:15

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