KM 2430DL

This printer has 2 drivers:

  • Closed Source - a binary driver (*.i386.rpm) is included in the box. Konica Minolta does not support this driver, it is provided as is.
  • Open Source - foo2zjs

Closed source driver

RPM drivers for x86 can be found on the CD-ROM that comes with the box, version 1.1 (21-June-2005) included.
The latest binary driver for Linux is 1.5 (8-Sept-2005) can be downloaded here.
The source for 1.5 version was release on 28-Apr-2006 and should be tested if it works on other architectures (PPC, x86_64).

It won't work out of the box on Ubuntu the following steps are required to make it work:

  1. Unpack the package:

    $tar -xvf 2430dllin.tar 
  2. Install alien:

    $sudo apt-get install alien fakeroot
  3. Transform the RPM into a DEB:

    $fakeroot alien magicolor2430DL-1.5.0-1.i386.rpm
  4. Install the DEB:

    $sudo dpkg -i magicolor2430dl_1.5.0-2_i386.deb
  5. Restart CUPS:

    $sudo /etc/init.d/cupsys restart
  6. Setup printer as normal, but use the driver from the all caps KONICA_MINOLTA category (and not the Minolta category).


If you are having problems with printing from GIMP do the following:

  1. Go to the printer dialog File -> Print -> Setup Printer

  2. Delete -oraw option at the end of Command:

    Command: lp -s -dmagicolor-2430-DL -oraw


The recomended method to configure the printer is to go:

System -> Administration -> Printing

If you encounter problems with configuration using this program you will have to enable the CUPS web interface which by default is disabled in Breezy.

OSS driver

The driver is produced by Rick Richardson and can be found here.
After installation the driver will show up in the Minolta section.

Please post here your experiences with the OSS driver.


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