Can I install & use my Ricoh SP111 Laser Printer in xubuntu?


#1

I am trying to install my Ricoh SP111 Laser Printer on my notebook. (Dual boot Win10 & Xubuntu)
No driver found on Ricoh support site, my friend told me, that printer was not compatible with linux os.
Please help me…


#2

I’ll share my experience. I bought HP Deskjet 2130.

The initial setup for the brand new printer could not be done on Linux because Linux was not supported for the setup purpose. I setup the printer with my Android smartphone.

Once it was setup, I connected it to my Dell XPS 9350 running Ubuntu 16.04 Unity. It needed no drivers or any kind of special configuration. Printer was immediately recognized and I could print it without any problem.

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 GNOME and it needs no drivers or special configuration as well.

Bottom line: if you have the printer setup already, try connecting it to your Linux system and see if it works already before looking for drivers and stuff.


#3

Thank you…!

How did you setup your HP Deskjet 2130 Printer with your Android smartphone ?


#4

The instruction were provided by HP itself. I don’t remember the exact detail but it should be easily found on HP websites.