I would like to install the Konica Minolta Magicolor 4750DN in Linux (debian 64 bits, I know it's not really supported but that's not the issue right now) but all the manual says is "put the CD-ROM in and copy the drivers and PPD file". However I did not get the CD!

On their "fantastic" internet site there are only available drivers for Windows and Mac OSX.

I tried to extract the ppd file from the .dmg file for MacOSX 10.7 but, if the PPD file works, a compiled file (only mac compiled, MACH 4 architectures says the "file" command) does not (obviously "cannot execute binary file", since I'm trying to run a Mac file on Linux).

Is there anybody who has the same printer that could lend me the Linux drivers on the CD ROM ? Couldn't find them anywhere on the internet. Any way to execute a Mach (or BSD) binary file on Linux (I don't think is possible, although some "emulators" may exist).

Thank you very much. I bought this printer even because it was advertised as "Linux compatible", only to get this bad surprise. I would be grateful if you could help me solve this problem.


I don't have this printer, but this seems to work:

  • Download the windows postscript driver (i used for windows 7)
  • unzip the file
  • cd ./mc4750/english/Drivers/Win_x86/PS/english/
  • apt-get install mscompress
  • msexpand kobjpa__.pp_
  • mv kobjpa__.pp kobjpa__.ppd
  • May I ask you where you found this information ? Or you just tested it with a similar printer ? To me the problem is not the PPD file (I got that from MacOS X 10.7 uncompressing the DMG file), but the cups filter (a binary program which I don't have). I don't think using the Windows printer driver will allow that to happen (though I'd get another ppd file). – user51166 Nov 20 '11 at 10:24
  • You have installed cups (apt-get install cups)? After reading the reference guide pdf from their webpage im sure that this "printer driver" is nothing else than the ppd file. I have installed many different postscript printers (mostly hp and some oki) and it would be strange if your printer needs any other software than cups and the ppd file. – rmweiss Nov 20 '11 at 11:53
  • I used the command: msexpand kobjpa__.pp_ (otherwise it complaints about an underscore). When I try to add the printer to cups ( it says "Unable to copy interface script - No such file or directory". Furthermore the ppd file generated is unreadable (strange characters), whereas the file from MacOSX is readable. About the external binaries here is what the MacOS driver needs: – user51166 Nov 20 '11 at 12:14
  • *% === Plugin Path OSX10.5 (OSX) =================== *APDialogExtension: "/Library/Printers/KONICAMINOLTA/mc4750/PDEs/KONICA MINOLTA mc4750 Color.plugin" *APPrinterIconPath: "/Library/Printers/KONICAMINOLTA/mc4750/Icons/KONICA MINOLTA mc4750.icns" *cupsICCProfile CMYK../CMYK Profile: "/Library/Printers/KONICAMINOLTA/mc4750/Profiles/mc4750ps.icc" *cupsFilter: "application/vnd.cups-postscript 0 /Library/Printers/KONICAMINOLTA/mc4750/filter/pstomc4750PS" – user51166 Nov 20 '11 at 12:14
  • Note: I do not possess any mac ! It's just that I though the driver was similar between mac and linux since they both use cups for printing. Am I missing something ? – user51166 Nov 20 '11 at 12:15

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