How to install driver for Ricoh Aficio MP C2500 in Ubuntu 9.10

First of all grab the PPD file from here.
Save it to somewhere you can find later.

Then go to System->Administration->Printing.

new printer ..

specify the location of new printer ..

Ok..choose driver ..

Select Provide PPD file.. then point it the PPD files..

Follow the next instruction by pressing “Yes”

Printer installed..

the properties of the printers.. “Installable Option”

Printer Options..

and.. that’s it.

can start printing.. as usual..

Other option are. Upgrade to Ubuntu 10.04 which could have this driver added to one of official Ubuntu repo,
which is automatically searched using GUI upon adding this printer… ๐Ÿ™‚

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3 Responses

  1. Uncle Foobar says:

    Hey! Thanks for this! Great walkthrough.

    I just downloaded and played with this myself
    for the first time, and i enjoy getting directions
    for stuff to look at.

    Another alternative to the two part USB files:
    in the readthisfirst file, there is a list of mirrors
    to the ISO worldwide.

    Also: i did the wget app download (you might
    want to “blank out” the first failed attempt)

    Question: where is the “app store” for
    Android stuff? is it an app? is it like Cydia
    for jailbroke iphones?

    I want to walk around in the softs a bit.



    • namran says:

      Uncle Foobar : ok.. had ‘blank out’ the first failed attempt on the app installation due to typo error of the app url..

      App store for Google Android is available at

      however.. it may not available at your mobile due to some TELCO / countries restriction..
      please check the local Android user community..
      or just go to


  2. ahstod says:

    App Store is not open-sourced, hence not in these kind of builds. You need to have some agreement with google to distribute it on your “phones”.

    You can browse what’s available in the market through the following hack from the same guy who brought you cydia on the iphone.

    Having said that … those who have rooted android phones … can probably download an app from the market and “share” it with you …


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