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Before you begin

Chances are, you actually do not need this software. Read Introduction of JACOBS network printing and scanning first before installing!

Frequently Asked Questions with Answers

If things don't work out regardless of what you are trying, see FAQ JACOBS network printing and scanning for additional information.

Windows

Depending on your Windows installation,

How to know which Windows version you run

On the desktop, right-click the "Computer" icon, select "Properties". A window opens. Under the "System" section, the entry "System type" lists the operating system version.

Extract the archive to a new directory by right-clicking and selecting "Extract all..."

Double click on QPilotClient-4.2.0.13084-windows-installer.exe to start the QPilot installation.

Choose language.

Click Next

Accept the license agreement and click Next.

Click Next to accept the default location for the QPilot installation.

Click Next again to start the installation.

Click Finish to complete the QPilot installation.

After the QPilot installation you see the QPilot Tray Icon.

Edit printer properties for proper default values and set the finisher

Under "Control Panel" > "Devices and Printers" right click on Qpilot_Konica and choose "Printer properties"

On the printer properties page choose "Preferences..." under the "General" tab.

Set the paper size to A4 and select Gray Scale as the default values. Then click "OK" to save and close the window.

Back in the Qpilot_Konica Properties window go to the "Advanced" tab and choose "Printing Defaults..."

Choose A4 and Gray Scale as default values and click OK to save the changes and close this window.

Back in the Qpilot_Konica Properties window set the right "Finisher" and "Model" on the "Configuration" tab and then click "OK" to save and close the window.



Linux

No Support

The information given here is complimentary and shared with best intent and knowledge.

There is no support for Linux computers at Jacobs by IRC-IT!

If you already have the QpilotClient installed for the Toshiba printers (QPilotClient-4.0.0.5727) you must uninstall it before you install the new QpilotClient for the Konica Minolta printers.

You can uninstall the Qpilot client as root via shell by the command

./uninstall

in /opt/qpilot-client .

Requirements:

  • a valid JACOBS domain account
  • Linux (tested on debian lenny with KDE 3.5 desktop and SuSE with KDE 4)
  • root access
  • CUPS needs to be installed and working
  • lpadmin needs to be installed and must be found in the shell search path

Procedere:

  • download the Qpilot client for Linux archive
  • extract the contents of the archive to a local directory, e.g. /tmp/qp
  • open a shell,
  • cd to the directory holding the files, e.g. /tmp/qp
  • become root in that directory
  • create directory needed for installation: "mkdir /etc/xdg" (only if not already existing - does not harm anyway)
  • install the Qpilot software: "./QPilotClient-4.0.0.11584-linux-installer.bin" (rpm-related errors might appear, can be ignored)
  • reboot

To print through the Qprint client, the client needs to be started first, this didn't work automatically in debian lenny/KDE3.5. The default install path of the client is /opt/qpilot-client/GUI/QPilot-Client-GUI

/etc/xdg holds files helpful to configure the desktop.

Results:

  • a new print queue QpilotKonica will show up in CUPS
  • a new "Q" icon will appear in the icon bar (Qpilot client, probably: worked fine on Suse/KDE4, needed to be started by hand on Debian Lenny/KDE3.5)
  • printing into the new queue will open up the Qpilot client (if running) asking for a card number

Please continue reading at How to use the Qpilot software for Jacobs network printing

Mac OSX

No Support

The information given here is complimentary and shared with best intent and knowledge.

There is no support for Macintosh computers at Jacobs by IRC-IT!

Requirements:

  • a valid JACOBS domain account
  • Mac OSX Snow Leopard or newer
  • administrative access to the computer
  • CUPS needs to be installed and working
  • lpadmin needs to be installed and must be found in the shell search path

Procedere:

Results:

  • a new print queue Jacobs_Qpilot will show up in CUPS
  • a new "Q" icon will appear in the Dock, and one in the icon bar
  • a menu "qpilot-client" will appear in the Application folder, esp. containing an uninstall.app
  • a system service will run and restart the Qpilot client if necessary
  • printing into the new queue will open up the Qpilot client asking for a card number

Please continue reading at How to use the Qpilot software for Jacobs network printing

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5 Comments

  1. Hello,

    I know that there is no support for Linux, esp not for Debian Ubuntu. So I just want to add that I had difficulties in installing the driver under the 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The installation files linked above are for 32-bit only. So to install it under a (modern) 64-bit system, you have to install the libraries for using 32-bit software first (again). Open a terminal and do:

    • sudo -i
    • apt-get install lib32z1 lib32ncurses5 lib32bz2-1.0
    • apt-get install libgtk2.0-0:i386
    • mkdir /etc/xdg
    • cd Downloads/Konica_Linux
    • ./QPilotClient-4.0.0.11584-linux-installer.bin

    The installation guide (GUI) will lead you through the installation in the directory: '/opt/qpilot'. Thereafter, you have to re-boot your computer, open the terminal again and start qpilot (as described above for SUSE):

    • sudo /opt/qpilot-client/GUI/QPilot-Client-GUI

    In some cases the Q-Pilot GUI might not start. On my computer this was the case because of the recent well-documented problems with OpenJDK7. Reinstalling JDK7 for both, i386 and i686, solved the problems:

    • sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jdk:i386

    Now, finally, my printing works (again).

    Cheers, 

    farid

    (contributed Jan 2015, updated May 2015)

  2. Thanks for your input and effort!

  3. Hi,

    To install it in a CentOS/RedHat machine use:

    • sudo -i
    • yum install glibc.i686 (libraries to use 32-bit software)
    • mkdir /etc/xdg
    • cd Downloads/Konica_Linux
    • ./QPilotClient-4.0.0.11584-linux-installer.bin

    Have fun!

    Ramiro

  4. Hey 

    could you please fix this link: 

    when I click it's just this page and not a guide...Thanks!

    1. Hm, I am not sure, where you got the link text you posted in your comment. The link behind that same text in the article above points to https://teamwork.jacobs-university.de:8443/confluence/display/AA/QPilot+print+using+Mac+OS+Yosemite which is the "QPilot print using Mac OS Yosemite" page and not this guide (smile)