DocuPrint 525A running on Ubuntu

[Updated Oct 2008]
Get printer driver (as RPM – need to convert to DEB for installation)
http://www.fujixerox.com.au/support/downloaddriver?productId=307&operatingSystemCode=Linux
or
http://www.xeroxprinters.co.nz/displayDvr.do?cid=8&langid=en&lpdtid=89&dvrOS=Linux&dvrPdtID=307
or
http://www.fujixerox.com.au/localDriverDownload.do

dpc525a_linux_.0.0.tar.zip

Extract Fuji_Xerox-DocuPrint_C525_A_AP-1.0-1.i386.rpm

Install Alien from synaptic if possible

Otherwise

alien_8.68_all.deb

http://www.howtoforge.com/converting_rpm_to_deb_with_alien
or
http://ubuntu.wordpress.com/2005/09/23/installing-using-an-rpm-file/

cd Desktop
sudo alien -k Fuji_Xerox-DocuPrint_C525_A_AP-1.0-1.i386.rpm
(use tab completion so no typos in file name – nice touch ;-))

will hopefully make fuji-xerox-docuprint-c525-a-ap_1.0-2_i386.deb on Desktop.

install deb

After installing deb,

System>Admin>Printing New etc

NB appears under FX

Older details – probably redundant:
usr/share/cups/model/FujiXerox/en/FX_DocuPrint_C525_A_AP.ppd
is the driver to use (may need to manually find – after which FX will appear in Printer list)

NB if you have problems printing longer documents (the job always shifts from Processing to Held) check out my solution at http://p-s.co.nz/wordpress/?p=227.

NB appears under FX

Gutsy Gibbon Tribe 1

Installed OK and I was able to get the WPA working with broadcom card easily enough as per instructions in previous post regarding Feisty. A few things extra to remember – pasting into terminal is Ctrl-V AND Shift; and remember to grab the latest gutsy broadcom deb file. Plus install broadcom cutter BEFORE the final steps will work. Reboot to get card working.

Issues:

  1. Restricted driver loaded after checking out updates (none needed) but not allowing itself to be selected even after cold reboot
  2. Firefox system fonts tiny