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I have a Panasonic KX-FLB883 similar to this one on the Panasonic website and I am trying to install it on Ubuntu.

The computer detects it but it asks me for a driver or PPD file and I can't seem to find any of them.

Have anybody managed to install a similar printer on Ubuntu?

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It looks like printers from that family have not been included in the foomatic DB yet. BTW: your precise model is neither in the list of known devices, so you might wish to contribute by adding it yourself.

I did not do too much digging for your problem, but chances are in the meanwhile you could achieve partial (sometimes almost complete) functionality by forcing the use of a driver for a similar printer. See for example this list.


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tnx. added the printer to the database. I tried to add generic drivers, but it only made the printer print out gibarish – Gabriel Solomon Dec 8 '09 at 15:15
@solomongaby Did you ever manage to resolve your issue? If you did, please consider either accepting an existing answer, or posting your own self-answer and accepting that. – Michael Kjörling Sep 2 '14 at 11:08

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