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Sharp AR-M165 printer copier
« on: September 03, 2012, 12:45:53 pm »
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I have found some printer drivers on the net for a Sharp photo copier/ printer and have down loaded the file to a folder. How do i install it.

Printer driver from this link.  http://www.openprinting.org/printer/Sharp/Sharp-AR-M165
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Re: Sharp AR-M165 printer copier
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2012, 12:57:54 pm »
With your printer attached and turned on .. In your web browser, click this link:
http://localhost:631/admin

Now click "Add Printer"
(you will be prompted for a username and password .. these are your Linux username and password)

Select your printer .. and when asked for a driver, point it at the PPD ffle.
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Re: Sharp AR-M165 printer copier
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2012, 01:25:37 pm »
I cannot get it to accept user name and pass word. The user name I guess is what is in the top right hand corner and password is what i log on with when it boots up.
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Re: Sharp AR-M165 printer copier
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2012, 01:35:49 pm »
Can you send the output from:
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Re: Sharp AR-M165 printer copier
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2012, 01:37:12 pm »
output is

mark@mark-Aspire-5755G:~$ groups
mark adm cdrom sudo dip plugdev lpadmin sambashare bumblebee
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Re: Sharp AR-M165 printer copier
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2012, 01:40:34 pm »
username = mark  <-- all lower case
password = whatever you use to log into Linux
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Re: Sharp AR-M165 printer copier
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2012, 02:08:13 pm »
I new I was being hopefull just expecting this to work.

Got it loaded, can see the printer in the list, select it press print, then the printer fan speeds up, screen flashes between ready to print & processing print data but never prints anything. Any ideas.
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Re: Sharp AR-M165 printer copier
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2012, 03:19:10 pm »
Will give them a go. How do I uninstall the one that is on at the moment?
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Re: Sharp AR-M165 printer copier
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2012, 03:29:37 pm »
Go to:
http://localhost:631/admin

Click "Manage Printers" .. delete the printer.

Then add it again, as above .. but pointing it at the different PPD file.
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Re: Sharp AR-M165 printer copier
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2012, 12:35:16 pm »
Hi.
I have now tried all the drivers and the ones already in the drop down list. all do the same thing.

Press print.
printer wakes up and fan starts. Ready to print appears on the screen. The data light flashes and the screen says processing print data. fan speeds up, like it is about to print something but nothing happens. 

Any ideas on what to do?

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Re: Sharp AR-M165 printer copier
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2012, 10:16:30 pm »
Is this printer directly attached to your laptop?
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printer wakes up and fan starts. Ready to print appears on the screen. The data light flashes and the screen says processing print data. fan speeds up, like it is about to print something but nothing happens. 

Only I had similar experiences with a HP PSC (I no longer have it) which was shared out by another PC (windows XP)
It was working OK when connected to my PC but not over the network. Maybe was a driver issue (never got to the bottom of it)

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Re: Sharp AR-M165 printer copier
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2012, 11:55:19 pm »
In the CUPS interface, try changing the driver to -

Make: Generic
Model: Generic PCL 6/PCL XL Printer Foomatic/pxlmono (en)

All those other (.ppd) drivers appear to be PostScript drivers .. rummaging around on the web seems to suggest not all AR-M165 printers had that module by default:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/foomatic-db/+bug/253905



If that doesn't work, are there any clues in the log files at:-
/var/log/cups/<logfile_log>
after trying to print a test page ?

In particular look in /var/log/cups/error_log .. but if there's nowt useful there, check the log for your specific printer driver (at the same location).
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