Supported Distributions

All Linux distributions must already have the CUPS package installed. If scanning is to be used then the SANE package must also be installed.

The following Linux distributions are supported via an RPM installer:

  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop [SLED] Version 9 with SP4.
    (Previously known as Novell Linux Desktop [NLD] Version 9.)
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop [SLED] Version 10 with SP1.
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS Version 3.
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS Version 4.
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop with Workstation option Version 5, including SELinux in targeted mode.

Other distributions

Supported MFPs

The following monochrome laser printer/scanner/copier/fax MFPs are supported:

  • e-STUDIO166
  • e‑STUDIO167
  • e‑STUDIO206
  • e‑STUDIO207
  • e‑STUDIO237

Support Contracts

Support contracts are available from Wordcraft International. Please contact us for more details.

Installation Instructions

To install the CUPS and SANE drivers:

  1. Download the latest drivers.
  2. Click the link to download the appropriate CUPS and SANE drivers to the computer where it is to be installed.
  3. Connect the MFP to the computer via one of the USB ports and power on the MFP.
    Either install the downloaded .rpm file using your Linux distribution’s Package Manager or open a shell session (terminal) and enter the following command as root user:
    		rpm -ivh e-studio-1.1-3.i386.rpm
    		
    where e-studio-1.1-3.i386.rpm is the name of the downloaded .rpm file.
    If you press the TAB key after typing the e-studio portion of the filename Linux will, if the .rpm is stored in the current folder and there are no other similarly named files, complete the filename for you.
  4. Browse to http://localhost:631 and click the Printers link to confirm that the CUPS e-STUDIO printer is present.

Advanced Installation

These articles relating to setting up the MFP on a server for sharing.

These articles relate to setting up a client to use the shared MFP for printing and scanning.

Configuration

Installation Troubleshooting

If you hit a problem during installation, one of these articles may help:

If you’re still having problems, please try the forum.

Operation

These articles provide instructions and information on printing and scanning using CUPS printer and SANE scanner drivers:

If you still have questions, please try the forum.

Uninstallation

To uninstall your e‑STUDIO scanner and printer drivers, use the following command on your printer server (where you have the MFP connected) and on your client PCs running Linux.

Open a shell session (terminal) and enter the following command as root user:

rpm -e e‑studio

Both your SANE scanner and CUPS printer will be removed from the PC.