Adding an old Dell Color Laser Printer 1320c on Linux

Brought back an old Dell 1320c Color laser. First had to find how to hook it up on Windows 10, then Linux.

  • Win 10: download the driver file from the Dell support site, even if Windows says it has a driver file. The default Windows driver will allow you to print, but will not allow you to configure the printer – for instance, how it hooks into the network. For that, switch to the Dell driver.
  • Linux: no PPD available (at least not on openSUSE). Fix was found by … Googling! I can confirm that this old post still works. Note that it is not sufficient (as I thought) to just grab the PPD – you need the cups filters that the RPM installs (mirrored here for convenience).

#dell#linux#PPD#rpm#Windows 10