Ubuntu – How to get work Konica Minolta bizhub 423 printer working


I am trying many times to install the driver of Konica Minolta bizhub 423 on ubuntu but I have not succeeded to get a printout. Although communication can be established, it does not print. There are URI setting of which i am not much familiar. Does anybody has an idea or was able to get it run?

Best Answer

I am using 12.04 on a Windows network and this is what worked for me:

  1. Download the bizhub 423 Linux drivers from here.
  2. Add new printer and select the Konica Minolta 423 (it should appear as a network printer).
  3. Ubuntu will search for drivers, but eventually will ask you to provide a PPD. Navigate to the downloaded driver file and install:


  4. Ignore the installable options (paper source unit, etc) and click OK - you can come back to them later if needs be.

  5. At this point I still had no communication with the printer so I changed the device URI (under Printer Properties) to lpd:// You may need to replace with whatever your printer's IP address is, but once I got this right it was printing.
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