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.