View Full Version : [ubuntu] dell printer driver trouble

August 18th, 2009, 09:55 PM
I am having trouble installing a dell laser printer 1710. I have downloaded what I think is the correct driver, however it is a compressed file and needs to be extracted.

How do I get to that file to run the extraction command? The driver is in the temp folder.

Any help would be appreciated. TIA

August 19th, 2009, 03:11 AM
Before you dive into extracting your download, you might want to try installing the printer via Ubuntu's printer utility under System > Administration > Printing. According to the OpenPrinting database site http://openprinting.org/show_printer.cgi?recnum=Dell-1710, your printer is a rebranded Lexmark E232 and works fine with the HP Laserjet 5 driver. Hope this helps.