How to Setup a Star TSP100 on Ubuntu / Mint

  1. Get the cups development headers needed to compile the drivers:
    sudo apt-get install libcups2-dev libcupsimage2-dev
  2. Download the CUPS drivers
    cd /tmp
    tar -xzf starcupsdrv-3.4.0_linux_20121210.tar.gz
  3. Extract the driver source code
    cd /starcupsdrv-3.4.0_linux/SourceCode
    tar -xzf starcupsdrv-src-3.4.0.tar.gz 
    cd starcupsdrv/
  4. Build and install the drivers:
    sudo make install
  5. Run printer configuration utility