[CentOS] Installling network printer

Ivan Arteaga iarteaga at cwpanama.net
Thu Sep 28 20:31:16 UTC 2006

Thanks for the info Joshua, I did what you suggested importing the ppd file
from the system-config-printer tool. But anytime I try to print a test page
got a busy printer message and nothing happens. I can ping the printer.

Any advise?




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-----Original Message-----
From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf
Of Joshua Baker-LePain
Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2006 1:49 PM
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Subject: Re: [CentOS] Installling network printer

On Thu, 28 Sep 2006 at 12:13pm, Ivan Arteaga wrote

> I'm trying to install the Xerox docuprint 4517 driver in my centos box but
> cannot see the driver in the drivers list when I try t add the printer.
> - I download the file Linuxi386XPXX_4.00.60.tar from the Xerox site which
> the printer driver.
> - did untar the file in the install directory.
> - ran the setup file
> - reboot the server
> After doing this I still cannot see the driver..

>From the looks of things that printer supports PCL5e (and PS if it's the 
mp model).  Pick a printer that closely resembles it, and make sure it's 
using the 'hpijs' driver.

If the printer is the mp model and has PS, just download the PPD file from 
Xerox and either a) put that in /usr/share/cups/model and use 'lpadmin' to 
add the printer or b) ISTR seeing a "import PPD" option somewhere in the 
system-config-printer tool.

Joshua Baker-LePain
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Duke University
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