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I heard this printer would work on Ubuntu, but I'm having problems.

I dont even know how to execute the "check requirements" script.

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To install the printer in Ubuntu, first you need to install a couple of dependencies:

  1. Install pbmtojbg and inotify-wait:

    sudo apt-get install jbigkit-bin inotify-tools
    
  2. Now download the cups driver:

    git clone git@github.com:droidzone/ricoh-sp100.git
    
  3. Copy the file pstoricohddst-gdi to the directory containing cups filters:

    sudo cp pstoricohddst-gdi /usr/lib/cups/filter/
    sudo chown root:root /usr/lib/cups/filter/pstoricohddst-gdi
    
  4. Now open the Printers applet:

    1. Add Printer > Choose Ricoh SP 111 > Choose PPD file

    2. Choose RICOH_Aficio_SP_111.ppd

    If you're unable to select the PPD file by the above steps, try the following to add printer from the CUPS web interface:

    1. In your web browser, navigate to http://localhost:631/

    2. CUPS for Administrators > Adding Printers and Classes Printers > Add a printer

    3. Enter your root username and password

    4. When your printer is connected and switched on Ubuntu should detect it and assign it a name. Select that printer right now. Click next a couple of times until you reach the section where you're asked to select the PPD file.

    5. At this point, choose the file RICOH_Aficio_SP_111.ppd.

Source: My blog

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