Dell B5460dn no good from Linux

FYI, I have been unable to get the Dell B5460dn working with:

  • Ubuntu 12.04 - 17.10
  • CentOS 5 - 6

I have tried a variety of methods from using Dell’s installer to manually extracting the PPD file into CUPS. Even after more than 5 years of trying, the Dell B5460dn (tried multiple printers too) doesn’t work with Linux. I can’t print a single test page.

I would consider Brother printers instead of Dell for better durability, usability and lower TCO.


Which printers have you found to work well on Linux? Please let us know in the comments below.


Written by Michael Hirsch, Ph.D. //