The Sharp AR-M237 or other Sharp models might give you a bit of grief if you use Linux or use a Linux CUPS print server with the pleasant error “PostScript printing not licensed for this printer” printed on the page from a Windows host. I was trying to print both from an Ubuntu Linux host and print from Windows via the CUPS print server on a Linux host.
How do you fix it? I bet you can’t WAIT for the fix right? :)
I did search a bit on this one and I came up with a fix for the Linux host but I forgot where I found the reference (sorry to my source). From your Linux host do this – instead of picking the actual Sharp driver for Ubuntu slide up to Generic category and try using a PCL 5x or 6x driver (x standing for any version of the number, example 5e, etc) then select “Generic PCL…CUPS+Gutenprint…Simplified…”, it’s the (recommended) option.
Now your Linux host shouldn’t have a problem printing to the Sharp!
So – if you have a CUPS print server you’ll need to do something slightly different. For your driver you want to stick to the Generic category but pick “Generic GDI Printer Foomatic/gdi“. Your Linux host will NOT be able to print itself but it will act as the proper conduit for a Windows GDI print driver from Sharp or the other Sharp PCL drivers.
Note: I’ve had some luck using a web gui for CUPS / SAMBA called SWAT, check it out – you might like it!
Good enought, problem solved, thanks a lot!
sir, can you pls help me to solve this problem, that my sharp ar m236 showing the message that:post script printing not licensed for this printer.
Hi – I emailed you directly yesterday almost as soon as the post came in. I haven’t heard back. My question for you was: Are you struggling with this on Windows or Linux? I had the issue on Linux and my posted solution resolved the issue and pages print as expected. I think you could have the same problem on Windows if you’re using the wrong Windows driver.