Xerox Phaser 3116 Printer

This was tested with the 3116 printer, but should probably work with 3115, 3120, 3130, 3150, and 3420.

Plug in the printer

  • Plug in the printer and power it up, you should see this in dmesg:

    •    [4564914.736000] usb 3-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
         [4564915.821000] drivers/usb/class/usblp.c: usblp0: USB Bidirectional printer dev 2 if 0 alt 0 proto 2 vid 0x04E8 pid 0x3265
         [4564915.822000] usbcore: registered new driver usblp
         [4564915.822000] drivers/usb/class/usblp.c: v0.13: USB Printer Device Class driver

Install drivers from the printer disc

  • copy the disc contents to /tmp/printer and run:
    •    sudo ./
  • select "Expert"
  • leave the defaults:
    • Install path: "/usr/local/linuxprinter"
    • Link path: "/usr/bin"
    • Install CUPS 1.1 = Off
    • Printing System: "CUPS Printing System"
    • Startup menu entries (KDE/Gnome) = On
  • press "Begin install"
  • press "Start"
  • copy the ppd files from the cd to /usr/share/ppd/Xerox:
    •    cd /usr/share/ppd/Xerox
         sudo cp /tmp/printer/ppd/c/*.ppd .
         sudo chmod a-x Phaser-*
  • restart cups:
    •    sudo /etc/init.d/cupsys restart

Enabling cupsys Web Admin Interface

  • goto System\Administration\Users_and_Groups
    • enable "Show all users and groups"
    • goto the "Groups" tab
    • select the group "shadow" and press "Properties"
    • add ther user "cupsys" to the group members list
  • set a password for the cupsys user:
    •    sudo passwd cupsys
  • restart cups:
    •    sudo /etc/init.d/cupsys restart

Add the printer to cups

  • run the Linux Printer Configuration program:
    •    sudo linux-config
      (when asked for the root user password, enter user=cupsys and the password you defined earlier)
  • press "Add a Printer"
    • press "Pick PPD file..." and select "/usr/share/ppd/Xerox/Phaser-3116.ppd"
  • open the "Connection" tab
    • select "USB"
    • leave "Device" with default (/dev/usb/lp0)
    • define the settings in the "Settings" tab
  • the new printer should appear in "Linux Printers" on the left
  • to test the printer, press "Ctrl+T" (or Print\Test_page)

XeroxPrinters (last edited 2009-04-30 21:45:14 by adsl190-027000006)