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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 1:48 pm    Post subject: HOWTO: Xerox Phaser 3117 Reply with quote

[Update: See the comment below by piafarai, for a much easier way. Thanks!. 2009-01-23]

Hi,

I'd like to explain in a short post how to install the Xerox Phaser 3117 on a Gentoo system (mine is running on amd64).

I am not an expert on this, but I got it to work, and it took me some time to find out how.. so I'd like to share..


  • Make sure you have ghostscript-esp installed (you might need to unmerge ghostscript-gpl)
  • Make sure cups is installed and running.
  • amd64: Make sure you have emul-linux-x86-* (I think that emul-linux-x86-compat is what required to run 32bit programs on the environment, but this might not be needed at all)
  • From the manufacturer CD, copy the (binary) filter:
    Code:
    cp /mnt/cdrom/bin/Linux/x86/filters/ppmtospl2 /usr/libexec/cups/filter/.

  • Install the new printer using CUPS web interface (should be at http://localhost:631). When requested to specify make and model, browse for a PPD and use the one from the manufacturers' CD. It should be located at /mnt/cdrom/ppd/C/Phaser-3117.ppd


That's it! The printer should be working now.

Before I had it correctly installed, the experience of sending a web page to the printer was pretty frustrating, since everything in CUPS looked fine, but nothing (not even a blinking light) from the printer..


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 3:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Kernel & Hardware to Documentation, Tips & Tricks.
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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 2:54 pm    Post subject: If the above fail, try running the installer from the CD-ROM Reply with quote

And if you are running on amd64, you'll need to hack it a bit, as described here:
http://base0.net/archives/32-Getting-a-Samsung-ML-2010-to-work-in-Debian-Linux-amd64x86_64.html
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And there is also another neat way - emerge the driver:

Code:
emerge -pv splix

(SpliX is a generic driver for many Samsung and Xerox printers, suggested by www.linuxprinting.org Open Printing Database)

After emerge, try install the printer again via CUPS. New driver should appear.
Actually, I'm not sure if it is so neat solution, as it also installs support for many other printers - maybe single .ppd looks neater.
Unfortunatelly, it didn't work in my case, while emerge splix did ...
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:57 am    Post subject: Thanks! Reply with quote

piafarai, thanks for the heads up. Your way is much easier and it is much better than the original post. Thanks!
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

piafarai, thanks.
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