Printer PPD Mageia Linux File Location Guide

February 18, 2021 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Locating PPD File

  1. 2. Locating Printer PPD File

    Then to Locate PPD File on Mageia Linux Easily
    Make use of the locate Command.
    How to Quick Start with locate GNU/Linux CLI Tool

    locate Mageia Linux Initial Setup

    To install the mlocate Package play:

    su -c "urpmi mlocate"

    Or:

    su -c "dnf in mlocate"

    Next update the mlocate searching DB with:

    su -c updatedb

    Then to find out the PPDs try with:

    locate -i '.ppd'

    Then to refine the Search Results use:

    locate -i ".ppd" | grep -i [keyword]

    As [keyword] use some Printer Model KeyWord as Eg: xp, mp, mg8100…
    If you Cannot Find it then see if the File have a simple .gz Extension Looking for it up with:

    locate -i ".gz" | grep -i [keyword]

    Finally, by default most Printers PPD Files are Stored on Mageia Linux under:

    /opt/

    Or:

    /usr/share/cups/model/

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