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    Ubuntu 9.10 and DocuPrint c525A

    Any ideas on how to successfully install a Fuji Xerox Docuprint C525A printer in Ubuntu 9.10? I've googled it for days now, searched most Linux forums, and a variety of answers. Currently the driver itself seems to installed OK, but I get an error saying "/usr/lib/cups/filter/FXM_PF" is not installed. I have the ppd file which contains a compressed folder called fxprefilter-1.0.0.tar.gz, which I expand and it has the file in it, but still no good. What am I doing wrong? TIA.
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    possible problems from what you've said, and from a popular post http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=483415 are to
    -make sure the folder that you're complainging about exists sudo mkdir -p /usr/lib/cups/filter/FXM_PF
    -set your printer to a static ip address, and tell linux in the setup gui what the address is. I've never had it find my printer but OS X and Windows do. The Ubuntu gui for the printer setup is preferable, I think, to the web interface which is older.
    -make sure your .ppd file is also in the folder you mentioned. The post says to do this, however it was a while ago and the file may have moved sudo cp -p /usr/share/cups/model/FujiXerox/en/FX_DocuPrint_C525_A_AP.ppd /usr/share/ppd/cups-included/FX/
    oops... that wasn't the folder you mentioned. Can't hurt to copy it to both places though.
    --If your drive was indexed recently you can find where the file is by locate FX_DocuPrint_C525_A_AP.ppd at the terminal, assuming that's the right filename. Alternativley would be to extract the tarball elsewhere and copy it from there.
    -Make sure to select lpd or lpr in the printer setup window.
    -if you don't know the queue setting you need to use, try leaving it blank. if it asks for a port and things aren't working, try leaving it blank.

    That probably won't help. I'm almost certain that printer files on ubuntu have moved since that post despite its popularity. Even if it does, with Ubuntu on a 6 month release schedule and the next one being a Long Service Release, you might choose to go through all the frustration again at the end of the month when its what all the cool kids are upgrading to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MeanDean View Post
    Even if it does, with Ubuntu on a 6 month release schedule and the next one being a Long Service Release, you might choose to go through all the frustration again at the end of the month when its what all the cool kids are upgrading to.
    for what it's worth (probably not a lot) but I find that Linux Mint generally has far greater driver support than Ubuntu even though it's built on Ubuntu anyway, the die hard users seem to think Ubuntu is better but I'm too old to be mucking around with crap when someone else has done the hard work to sort stuff out, Mint seems a lot better in this respect for the dozen or so machines I've installed it on, I just find it a much more polished end product, Ubuntu needs too much fiddling to get it right for stuff that should be straightforward
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    Thanks guys, MD, I'll keep all that for future reference. Jokiin, I downloaded an installed Mint, and the printer was installed within 5 minutes!

    Thanks again!
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    That's impressive that the guys who put Mint together included good printer support like that. Printers are a genuine pain in the arse, often, when they aren't supported in the vanilla printer database.

    On Ubuntu being difficult, I used to get a kick out of tracking down where a problem was occurring and fixing it, even to the extent that I'd uninstall it and install Gentoo just to make life even more difficult. I no longer waste time with it and find it rather boring now though its funny you mention it though because lacking a good utility to handle the Sony DVD protection on Mac I spent at least 4 hours getting the 10.04 beta of Ubuntu on my system so I can use something for that.
    The install disk doesn't work on my computer so I had to use an old one and dist-upgrade, then grub 2 didn't work so I had to boot again into the old disk, chroot, install an older grub, manually write the menu.lst file, then its kind of a trial and error process before the boot process will find the normal grub, but that isn't Ubuntu related. Booting into a live CD 3 or 4 times just to install something that can handle the Disks is a huge pain though. I wonder if Mint would have been easier, however now that I have it working I'm not keen to find out. mplayerplug-in support has been dropped though, so being a geek I have the compulsion to go compile it.

    10.04 tarball pre setup as it is on my machine with a neverending trial period. It may work on other versions and even other versions of wine - diskcopy is the command in terminal. Careful to copy to your home folder as the free trial is forever by way of deleting the working folder, and recreating it, every time its run. Saving to WINE's drive_c would delete the data on exit if it were to be put there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BiggyRat View Post
    Thanks guys, MD, I'll keep all that for future reference. Jokiin, I downloaded an installed Mint, and the printer was installed within 5 minutes!

    Thanks again!
    Ok good to hear it worked out, I have to say I'm pretty impressed with Mint, I have a few machines that run it exclusively, my Windows machines all have it as dual boot, although I've been using Linux for 10 years I actually thought your solution was going to come from MeanDean, I think he's a more acomplished Linux user than I am but good to know you got a working solution anyway so mentioning Mint was worthwhile after all
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    It was indeed worth it Jokiin. Thanks very much again. As was MD's solution, it'll be something I save for future reference. Thanks again MD to you both! It seems these huge $$$ dudes who install a particular program a few of my larger clients have chosen Linux ( in several different distros - Redhat, CentOs, Ubuntu etc) hence my interest in familiarising myself with Linux as when needed, it'll be too late to "learn" therefore I'm working on the "Forwarned is forarmed" theory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BiggyRat View Post
    hence my interest in familiarising myself with Linux as when needed, it'll be too late to "learn" therefore I'm working on the "Forwarned is forarmed" theory.
    with you on that one, I hadn't used the desktop distros for a few years and came back to using them a year or so ago and was impressed with how far they have come in the past few years, have been using the server distros for many years (still do) but always interested to keep up to date with what's happening with Linux in general
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    Linux may have progressed, it's however still behind both windows and mac. Both don't release really big os increments, you'd think Linux would have ample time to catch up.

    The only thing that impresses me about Linux is the synaptic package manager thing. Even that doesn't work 100% of the time.

    I want a Linux distro that has folder previews (not avalable with nautilus), advanced networking support, something compatible with or similar to Microsofts network discovery and live searching (not the search engine, searching that is instentanious).

    Been waiting for years, linux still hasn't caught up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy View Post
    Linux may have progressed, it's however still behind both windows and mac. Both don't release really big os increments, you'd think Linux. Would have ample time to catch up.

    The only thing that impresses me about Linux is the synaptic package manager thing. Even that doesn't work 100% of the time.

    I want a Linux distro that has folder previews (not avalable with nautilus), advanced networking support, something compatible with or similar to Microsofts network discovery and live searching (not the search engine, searching that is instentanious).

    Been waiting for years, linux still hasn't caught up.
    and here was I thinking you were a die hard, card carrying Ubuntu fiend...
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