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    Dell V305 Printer

    Hi

    I just purchased a Dell V305 Printer when I put the CD in that came with it and click on setup.exe I get this message

    [/media/cdrom0/Setup.exe]
    End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either this file is not
    a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive. In the
    latter case the central directory and zipfile comment will be found on
    the last disk(s) of this archive.
    note: /media/cdrom0/Setup.exe may be a plain executable, not an archive
    zipinfo: cannot find zipfile directory in one of /media/cdrom0/Setup.exe or
    /media/cdrom0/Setup.exe.zip, and cannot find /media/cdrom0/Setup.exe.ZIP, period.
    How do I get the CD to run so that all the feature will be installed?

    Thanks

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    Re: Dell V305 Printer

    I am not really sure if that will work, nor am I sure the things you will end up getting are actual usable features.

    This will probably not work (in the same way you'd expect [which means it doesnt work]) but click this link

    sudo apt-get install wine


    and then try to install this thing again.

    I would have thought you'd just plug the printer to the computer and it works as I thought Dell had good compatibility with linux. *oops* I guess I was wrong http://en.community.dell.com/forums/t/19267417.aspx perhaps this printer will not work at all unless if Dell will help out (link to comments on the current nonworking driver) or make the driver. As some people said on this forum (few people here got this printer) that it is strange that Dell doesnt make a linux driver for it when they ship Ubuntu computers and laptops.


    sorry but try to remember these names HP, Brother and Epson (to a lesser extend than HP and Brother). (stay away from canon, I have had one working but not all printers work)

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    Re: Dell V305 Printer

    the cd you have is for windows so it won't run and even if you get it to run in WINE, it won't talk to the printer so its useless to install the software.

    http://openprinting.org/show_printer...cnum=Dell-V305

    Dell V305
    Color inkjet printer, this is a Paperweight

    Dell doesn't actually make any printers, they buy them from other makers (mainly Lexmark) that have shaky linux support.

    I have an Epson Stylus C60 (inkjet) and a Samsung ML2510 (laser) that both work great. HP is generally the best bet but check openprinting.org before you buy.
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    Re: Dell V305 Printer

    Thanks to all.
    Will take it back and buy one that does work

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