Kyocera Linux Printing support using CUPS
Steps to Install the Kyocera PPDs.
1. Log in as root or Super user.
2. Insert and mount the CD.
On some Linux distributions, the CD is automatically mounted.
The following command is an example of how to mount a CD, assuming the mount point is /mnt/cdrom. (The mount point varies depending on the Linux distribution.)
3. Mount the CDROM and copy the PPDs to the
following location: /usr/share/cups/model/Kyocera. The CDROM contains PPDs
for the following languages: 1.English 2.French 3.Spanish 4.Portuguese. 5.
4. Restart the cups daemon by typing the following command at the prompt.
1. Type the command in the prompt. cupsconfig
2. In a web browser like Mozilla, type in the URL: http://localhost:631/admin
6. Follow the instructions to Add a printer. While browsing for the printer manufacturers, look for Kyocera. Choose the PPD for the model you want to select and continue with the rest of the instructions.
Salient facts about the CUPS Printing System.
1. The browser based CUPS interface and the cupsconfig utility are both administrator utilities and cannot be used with normal user privileges.
Using Ghost Script Filters with Foomatic Rip to print Chinese
To print Chinese (Simplified/Traditional) documents, select the convert to ps level 2 option under driver settingsΰGhostScript Filtering options. This can be done as follows.
KDEPRINT GUI : In the KDE print GUI, select driver settings. In the Ghost Script filtering options, please select Convert to PS Level 2 in the drop down menu. Click on save and OK. Your print system is now capable of printing Chinese characters with the Kyocera Supplied Chinese PPDs.
CUPS GUI: In the Cups printer Management web interface, select the printer model and choose configure. Under the Ghost Script filtering options select Convert to PS Level 2 in the drop down menu. Save the settings and now your print system is capable of printing Chinese characters with the Kyocera Supplied Chinese PPDs.
Kyocera devices are supported on all distributions of Linux having CUPS 1.1.15 or higher environment. The following Kyocera and Kyocera Mita models are supported through ppd files:
Kyocera Mita Ci1000, Kyocera FS 600, Kyocera FS 680, Kyocera FS 800, Kyocera FS 1000, Kyocera FS 1200, Kyocera FS 1700, Kyocera FS -1700+, Kyocera FS 1714, Kyocera FS 1750, Kyocera FS 3700, Kyocera FS -3700+, Kyocera FS 3718, Kyocera FS 3750, Kyocera FS -5800C, Kyocera FS -5900C, Kyocera FS 6300, Kyocera FS -6500+, Kyocera FS 6700, Kyocera FS 6900, Kyocera FS 7000, Kyocera FS -7000+, Kyocera FS 7028, Kyocera FS 9000, Kyocera FS-920, Kyocera FS-1030D, Kyocera FS-C5020N, and Kyocera FS-C5030N
Kyocera Mita FS -1000+, Kyocera Mita FS 1010, Kyocera Mita FS-1018MFP, Kyocera Mita FS-1020D, Kyocera Mita FS 1050, Kyocera Mita FS 1800, Kyocera Mita FS -1800+, Kyocera Mita FS 1900, Kyocera Mita FS 1920, Kyocera Mita FS 3800, Kyocera Mita FS 3830N, Kyocera Mita FS 5016, Kyocera Mita FS 6020, Kyocera Mita FS 6026, Kyocera Mita FS -C8008, Kyocera Mita FS -8000C, Kyocera Mita FS 9100, Kyocera Mita FS 9500, Kyocera Mita FS 9120DN, Kyocera Mita FS 9520DN, Kyocera Mita FS-9130DN and Kyocera Mita FS-9530DN
Kyocera Mita KM-1510, Kyocera Mita KM-1530, Kyocera Mita KM-1650, Kyocera Mita KM-1810, Kyocera Mita KM-1815, Kyocera Mita KM-2030, Kyocera Mita KM-2050, Kyocera Mita KM-2050, Kyocera Mita KM-2530, Kyocera Mita KM-3530, Kyocera Mita KM-4030, Kyocera Mita KM-4230, Kyocera Mita KM-5230, Kyocera Mita KM-4530, Kyocera Mita KM-5530, Kyocera Mita KM-6230, Kyocera Mita KM-6330, Kyocera Mita KM-7530, Kyocera Mita KM-C830, Kyocera Mita KM-C850, Kyocera Mita KM-3035, Kyocera Mita KM-4035, Kyocera Mita KM-5035, Kyocera Mita KM-C2630, Kyocera KM-6030, Kyocera KM-8030, Kyocera CS-6030, Kyocera CS-8030, Kyocera KM-C4008, Kyocera CS-C4008, Kyocera FS-2000D, Kyocera FS-3900DN, Kyocera FS-4000DN, Kyocera FS-6950DN, Kyocera KM-C2520, Kyocera KM-C3225, Kyocera KM-3232, Kyocera CS-C2520, Kyocera CS-C3225, Kyocera CS-3232 , FS-C5015N, and FS-C5025N.
Known Issues and Limitations
1. Konqueror Browser limitations:
While displaying the PPD options in the Konqueror web browser interface, certain options are not visible. The text appears as rectangles. Try using the Mozilla or Netscape browser.
2. Mozilla Browser Limitations:
While printing from a Mozilla Browser with KDEPRINT, the Landscape option does not work properly. Use Konqueror browser instead.
3. CUPS web browser changing driver issue:
When changing a printer driver (Ex: from Kyocera_Mita_KM_4530_English to Kyocera_Mita_KM_1810_English) through the CUPS web interface, if the features in the model are different, they still show up in the printer UI but with no values listed (sort<>). Changing the driver using the KDE-PRINTMGR interface does not have this problem.
4. Watermark feature issues:
Some applications like AbiWord, KWord, and Konqueror generate postscript commands which clear the background before doing any rendering on it and this also clears the watermark. The Mozilla browser supports the watermark feature and so is recommended for printing with the watermark feature enabled.