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4.4. Adding the Konica Minolta PaperCut Printers on Linux

Math IT SupportPrintingAdding the Konica Minolta PaperCut Printers on Linux

Removing and adding printers on Ubuntu Linux computers as described below requires root access. If you do not have root access on your Linux computer, send an email to requesting printer installation.




1. The cups daemon must be installed and running,


bob@m226c:~$ sudo service --status-all | grep cups
 [ + ]  cups
 [ - ]  cups-browsed


2. Check if non-PaperCut versions of the Konica printers are present (uncommon). If so, they must be uninstalled.


bob@m226c:~$ sudo dpkg --list | grep konica
ii  uamath-konica-enr2                                          1.06                                          all          Installs the Konica Minolta bizhub 364e copier on the 3rd Floor of ENR2.
ii  uamath-konica401                                            1.06                                          all          Installs the Konica Minolta bizhub 364e copier in room 401.
bob@m226c:~$ sudo apt-get purge uamath-konica-enr2 uamath-konica401
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  libpaps0 paps
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  uamath-konica-enr2* uamath-konica401*
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 2 to remove and 8 not upgraded.
After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] Y
(Reading database ... 1360534 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing uamath-konica-enr2 (1.06) ...
Removing KONICA-MINOLTA 364e Series ENR2
Removing uamath-konica401 (1.06) ...
Removing KONICA-MINOLTA 364e Series m401


Adding the printers:


1. Download the appropriate .deb package for either printer


2. Install the PaperCut printer package you prefer, or both if needed.  The last one installed will be your default printer.


mlatino@m228-a:~/Downloads$ sudo dpkg -i uamath-konica401-pc_1.5_all.deb 
(Reading database ... 325711 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack uamath-konica401-pc_1.5_all.deb ...
Removing Konica Minolta bizhub 364e in Room 401
Unpacking uamath-konica401-pc (1.5) over (1.5) ...
Setting up uamath-konica401-pc (1.5) ...
Installing Konica Minolta bizhub 364e in Room 401


If your username does not match your netid, add a CUPS_USER variable to your .profile, e.g.:


export CUPS_USER=bobburton


Congratulations, you have added the PaperCut printer(s)!




If it appears that the job was sent to the printer, but no jobs print out when you log in at the printer you should check this setting:


After you choose print, look at the advanced tab in the print options window.  Make sure user authentication is not set up.  The new system does not require it.