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Thread: Looking for Ubuntu 10.4 driver for Dell printer (MFP 2335dn)

  1. #1
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    Nov 2010

    Looking for Ubuntu 10.4 driver for Dell printer (MFP 2335dn)

    I am looking for Ubuntu 10.4 driver for Dell printer (MFP 2335dn). I asked Dell tech and no hope.
    I was told that this printer was originally manufactured by sam sung. So I checked Sam Sung site and found Linux drivers but no clue which one is compatible to this particular model.

    And also I need help for triple boot for Ubuntu 10.4, WinXP & Win 7 home basic version.
    This was what happened:
    Old HP Pentium 4 desktop system with 1 GB mem.
    Windows 7 installed and running fine,
    after installing Ubuntu and it hung (CD booting is just fine)
    Install Win XP on the top of these and boot into winXP.

    How do I make all of 3 working?
    When I boot into Ubuntu using a CD, it shows all of 3 OS partions ...

    Thanks in advance.

    I just joined Ubuntu meeting and look forward to the next one.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Westminster, Maryland
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: Looking for Ubuntu 10.4 driver for Dell printer (MFP 2335dn)

    A quick google search says this post is #1 hit for "Dell MFP2335dn Linux" which is sort of unfortunate. seems to imply it'll work with SuSE, but SuSE 9 is *old* and that's the "enterprise" version anyway; who knows what that driver actually is?

    I will admit I've stayed away from Dell printers for this reason - I'd rather go with HP because HPILP is installed by default & the drivers for most printers are Free Software. (Some require binary firmware and should be avoided.) If Dell techs can't help you, best to reboot into Windows to print (which is *really* annoying) or use another Windows machine as a print server.

    I am aware that HP printer supplies are expensive. I found a nice barely-used 1100A laser that serves our needs well.

    As for triple boot, I don't do that, so I'm not sure what your options are.
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