Hope I'm in the "right" place for this query. If not, please direct me to a more appropriate SE or other site, thanks.
I have a Pi 2B, to which I have USB connected an old DroboS and it works fine as a file server. What I'm looking to do now is to connect (via USB) my old (but very reliable and economic) Dell 1130 mono laser printer, to create a network printer.
We have a Macbook Air, Windows 7 laptop and an old Thinkpad running Linux Mint18, on our home network. I have drivers that work on all 3 of these machines so we know they are compatible. But, one has to carry the m/c and USB connect it to the printer, and that is less than convenient.
As Raspbian is based on Debian, I thought that the Linux driver, from Dell, would work but it fails at install (sh ./install.sh) with "unsupported hardware ARMv7" error. No surprise really!
The open printing listing has the 1130 as a "paperweight" printer (whatever that signifies) but no specific driver or gutenprint or "foomatic" options for it.
Is there a way to recompile (or something similar) to make it suitable for the CPU?
I've spent a good number of hours searching the web for guidance and am no further forward. Any help/suggestions (except "buy a new printer"!! Do you think I'm made of money!!:-) gratefully received.
Thanks in advance.