This particular printer has always been a bugger to get playing with 64bit Ubuntu variants. Finally with 15.10 I managed to get it working so am documenting for future reference.
This was a bit more of a challenge. I tried the AUR but it failed to build. In the end I used debtab which is a bit of a hack but it worked...
$ cd /tmp # unpack driver $ tar zxvf Linux_UFRII_PrinterDriver_V320_us_EN.tar.gz $ cd Linux_UFRII_PrinterDriver_V320_us_EN/64-bit_Driver/Debian/ # get debtab $ curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/helixarch/debtap/master/debtap > debtap $ chmod 755 debtab $ sudo ./debtab -u # rebuild common $ ./debtab cndrvcups-common_3.60-1_amd64.deb $ sudo pacman -U cndrvcups-common-3.60-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz # rebuild ufr2 $ ./debtap cndrvcups-ufr2-us_3.20-1_amd64.deb $ sudo pacman -U cndrvcups-ufr2-us-3.20-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
For both the debtab stages there were dependencies it didn't recognise - I just edited the .PACKINFO to remove those lines. I also had to enable the multiarch repository and install the lib32-libxml2 package.
16.10 (Ubuntu Gnome 64bit)
$ cd /tmp # unpack driver $ tar zxvf Linux_UFRII_PrinterDriver_V320_us_EN.tar.gz $ cd Linux_UFRII_PrinterDriver_V320_us_EN/64-bit_Driver/Debian/ # install dependancies $ sudo apt-get install libpango1.0-0 # requires an older version of libpng $ wget http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/libp/libpng/libpng12-0_1.2.54-1ubuntu1_amd64.deb $ sudo dpkg -i libpng12-0_1.2.54-1ubuntu1_amd64.deb # still need to install some i386 packages $ sudo apt-get install libxml2:i386 # install the packages $ sudo dpkg -i cndrvcups-common_3.60-1_amd64.deb cndrvcups-ufr2-us_3.20-1_amd64.deb # restart cups $ sudo service cups restart
15.10 (Kubuntu 64bit)
$ cd /tmp # Unpack driver $ tar zxvf ~/Downloads/Linux_UFRII_PrinterDriver_V310_uk_EN.tar.gz # for x64 we need a minimal set of i386 packages (about 15MB) $ sudo apt-get install libxml2:i386 # install the drivers $ cd Linux_UFRII_PrinterDriver_V310_uk_EN/64-bit_Driver/Debian $ sudo dpkg -i cndrvcups-common_3.10-1_amd64.deb cndrvcups-ufr2-uk_3.10-1_amd64.deb # restart cups $ sudo service cups restart
After that the standard printer dialog was able to find the printer, install the required driver and print a test page - hooray!
Warning: Your mileage may vary!
- Some sites say you need to select the cnusb connection - the last two times for me it has auto detected the printer once the driver is correct.