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Konica Minolta Magicolor 2480MF
Posted by: yakup ()
Date: April 16, 2019 04:27AM


i'm fighting very hardly in order to use my Magicolor 2480MF preferably over the LAN.

So till now i have failed to make it work since only legacy x86 Windows drivers are available and therefore i want to install it under Linux Mint 18 (Ubuntu).

Ideally, i would like to share it over my LAN so that other devices such as iPad, Iphone, Windows machines can print on it.

Any help would be greatly appreciated !

Thanks a lot !

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Re: Konica Minolta Magicolor 2480MF
Posted by: rickrich ()
Date: April 16, 2019 07:27AM

Did you download it according to http://foo2lava.rkkda.com/ ?
Download and Install

    Click the link, or cut and paste the whole command line below to download the driver.

            $ wget -O foo2zjs.tar.gz http://foo2zjs.rkkda.com/foo2zjs.tar.gz

    Now unpack it:

            $ tar zxf foo2zjs.tar.gz
            $ cd foo2zjs

    Now compile and install it. The INSTALL file contains more detailed instructions; please read it now.

            $ make

        Get extra files from the web, such as .ICM profiles for color correction,
        and firmware.  Select the model number for your printer:
            $ ./getweb 2480	# Get Konica Minolta magicolor 2480 MF .ICM files

        Install driver, foomatic XML files, and extra files:
            $ su			OR	$ sudo make install
            # make install

        (Optional) If you use CUPS, restart the spooler:
            # make cups			OR	$ sudo make cups

    Now create printer entries for your spooler. Create at least one queue for monochrome, and another queue for color printing. 
    Create the queues first, then edit them and set the device options as desired. 
    See your operating system documentation for further details on creating a printer queue. 
    Click any hyperlinks below for sample screenshots.

        For Redhat 7.2/7.3/8.0/9.0 and Fedora Core 1-5 users:

                # printconf-gui

        For Fedora 6/7/.../28, and Ubuntu 7.10/8.x/.../18.x users:

                $ system-config-printer

        For Mandrake/Manrivia users:

                # printerdrake

        For SUSE 10.x/11.x/.../Leap 42.3 users:

                # yast2 printer

        For Ubuntu 5.10/6.06/6.10/7.04 users:

                $ sudo gnome-cups-manager
                $ sudo make cups             # IMPORTANT: gnome-cups-manager has a BUG in it

        For Solaris 11+, OpenSolaris, Solaris Express Developer 9/07+ users:

                # printmgr

        For Debian 3.x, 4.x, and other systems that use CUPS http://localhost:631

                $ firefox http://localhost:631

        Command line using CUPS:

                # lpadmin -p "NAME" -v "URI" -E -P /usr/share/cups/model/file.ppd.gz
                # lpadmin -d "NAME"				# Set the default

    For a networked Konica Minolta magicolor 2530 DL, I used a "Queue Type" "HP JetDirect" and set "Host:" to the IP address of the printer and "Port:" to 9100.

Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 04/16/2019 07:51PM by rickrich.

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Re: Konica Minolta Magicolor 2480MF
Posted by: yakup ()
Date: April 16, 2019 10:39AM

Thank you very much Rick for the detailed instructions.

I'm at work now, but as soon as i will have time, i will try it and definetely report the result here.

thank you so much !

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