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Printer Driver Installation Suse Linux 10 / 11 Workstation and Open Source
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Printer Driver Installation Suse Linux 10 / 11 Workstation and Open Source.

Printer Driver Installation Suse Linux 10 / 11

Kyocera Driver Support for Suse Linux

Actually, most Kyocera Mita printers / MFP devices are supported by Suse Linux 10 / 11.

Drivers can be downloaded from the Kyocera Support Website:

Alternatively, an open source driver can be found at:

PCL or KPDL ( Postscript )?

GhostView is the print engine for Suse Linux. GhostView is originally designed as a Postscript Interpreter, so, depending on the application, KPDL ( Postscript ) Printer Driver is the favourite choice for printing documents.

PCL should be used, if you want to print bitmaps. This is faster than using KPDL ( Postscript ) Driver and offers better support of Finishing Options for MFP devices.

Login and Rights

To start the printer driver installation, you have to log in to your Suse Linux System. You need “root “ rights to install the driver or you must be member oft the group “Sys” or “root”.

Log in to the system using root as username with the correct password. If a Root Login is not possible because SSL is used, login as normal user. After logging in, use the following command to change to the root user:

kyocera$> su root
Enter Password:

Enter the Root Password to change the User to root.

If no SSL is used, you can directly log in as root from the KDE Desktop Login Scree.

You will be logged into the Suse Linux System and the KDE Desktop will start.

Using YAST2 in KDE 3.2 / 4.0

To install a Kyocera Printer Driver, use KDE Desktops administration tool YAST2. To start YAST2 from desktop, click the chuck key in KDEs taskbar.

                                 ^ Click here to start YAST2

Administrator Configuration Tool YAST2 will start.

Using YAST2 in KDE 3.2 / 4.0

When YAST2 is started, select Hardware on the left side and Printer on the right side.
Kyocera Printer Driver installation will start.

Driver installation

The YAST2 Printer Driver Installation Wizard will start to setup a Kyocera Printer / MFP device.

Click Add to add a Kyocera Printer Driver.

Select the port to connect PC and printer / MFP device from Kyocera Mita.

         Directly Connected Printer = LPT1, Serial or USB Port
         Network Printer = Shared Printer Device or TCP/IP Direct Print

In this document, we describe the installation of a network printer, directly printing to TCP/IP Port 9100.
Click Next to advance to the next step.

Select the kind of network printer, you would like to install. For example Print Directly to a Network Printer.

Click Next.

For Printer Type select Direct TCP Port Printing to print via port 9100 LPR / LPD Printing.

Click Next.

Setup IP address or hostname for the Kyocera printer / MFP device. When using DNS Host Names, check that the device is reachable by its DNS Host Name.

The TCP Port Number will define the logical printer queue of the network card inside the printer / MFP device:

          TCP Port 9100 = Logical Printer Queue lp1
          TCP Port 9101 = Logical Printer Queue lp2
          TCP Port 9102 = Logical Printer Queue lp3
          TCP Port 9103 = Logical Printer Queue lp4

Click Next

Define the Print Queue Name for Suse Linux ( In this document it is KMC2630 ). Additionally it is possible to enter a description for hardware and location of the printer / MFP device.

Click Next

Select manufacturer KYOCERA and the model KM-C2630 to install the Kyocera MFP Device KM-C2630.

Click Next

You get a summary of your installation. Click Test now to print a Test Page with Ghost View. If it is successful, click OK.

Installation was successful. Click Finish to return to YAST2. Installation is now finished.

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