Ubuntu – How to get the Kodak printer to work

10.04printing

I have a Kodak ESP C310 printer that I tried installing on my computer (Ubuntu 10.04), but it wouldn't even recognize the device. So, I went on the Kodak site and talked to a representative online (after Googling and not finding anything helpful), and all they told me was that Kodak drivers do not support Linux or any form of Linux, like Ubuntu. I asked them if they ever would, and the person told me they were working on it. Well, that doesn't help me at all. Has anyone been able to work around this problem of Kodak not supporting Linux? I don't want my printer to go waste, I need it.

Thanks!

Best Answer

As you've said, Kodak don't currently distribute Linux drivers for their machines, but the internet is a vast place, and, thanks to the amount of more advanced users using Ubuntu, their are some available.

They are not official, nor are they overly tested, but they do sometimes work.

Unfortunately, there are known bugs with the C Series printers. Fortunately, you can download and install for free, here.

The project is called c2esp, for future reference.