Well, I just got our Konica-Minolta C220 network printer set up to work with Linux Mint 13 Maya 64bit. The drivers available with the Linux distribution are not suitable. Nevertheless, the only really confusing part is that CUPS versions and driver versions don’t match making the choice a guessing game. What I chose to do follows:
Linux European language drivers for the Konica-Minolta C220 network printer, one of the C360 Series, can be downloaded from here, click USA (direct here).
On that page choose Color Products / bizhub C220 / Drivers / Linux. Click the Show button at right below the selection boxes and download C360 Series Linux v10001.0000.zip – Unzip that file and go to CUPS1.2 / EN and note the location of KOC360UX.ppd for the following CUPS setup.
Open CUPS in a browser using http://localhost:631/ – Install CUPS though Synaptic Package Manager if not already available.
Select Adding Printers and Classes, click Add Printer, select the C220 under Discovered Network Printers: (top one usually), then type in a Location (e.g. Office) so you know where to pick up your hard copies. click Continue.
On the next page there is an option at the bottom Or Provide a PPD File: Click Browse and go to the extracted KOC360UX.ppd mentioned above, select it and click Add Printer.
After that the Default Options can be set – most are already set correctly, but under General the default paper size should be chosen (A4/Letter) and then click Set Default Options.
That should do it. Now a test page can be printed by selecting Administration/Manage Printers, select the printer and click Maintenance/Print Test Page.
If multiple printers are connected to the computer it might be good to set a default printer in Administration/Manage Printers/<PrinterName> – Administration/Set As Server Default.
Make and Model: KONICA MINOLTA C360SeriesPS(P)
Oct 18 update:
Oh dear, it doesn’t always work! I’ll have to dig a bit and find out why. I’ll need a few days as I’m away in the woods over the w/e, hopefully without rain…
2013 Feb 28 Update:
I searched and searched and at long last found, with the help of Ubuntu Launchpad Bug reports, some relief from the problem that the Konica-Minolta Bizhub C220 would not print on Linux Mint 14. Here is an extract and How To:
Open LibreOffice, go to File>Printer Settings -> Properties -> Device
Set Printer Language Type = Postscript (Level from driver)
Now it’ll print from LibreOffice and Firefox. This should still be fixed but at least printing is possible with the workaround. The report is here.
The driver I used was KOC360UX.ppd I found out about here, the actual download is here, and is now also available here. No, I haven’t found out how to make the LibreOffice setting permanent, nor whether this KOC360X.ppd is different from the other one…