no printout, but no other hint of error. F18. (Roger)

William Mattison wcmattison at
Tue Mar 26 00:34:00 UTC 2013

Hi Roger,

> I too have Fedora 18 64 bit. Have always had trouble with Xerox laser printer
> in Fedora Linux, all versions, for years. It has never been auto detected.
> You may need the ppd file, I can send my fxlinuxprint.ppd if you wish or
> google for it. Copy it to /usr/share/cups/model/
> My Xerox only seems to work if I jump thru the below hoops.
> First in Printers > Print Settings > Add, I have to enter my password 2 times
> (one of the Fedora 18 vagaries) which brings me to Select Device:
> In this dialog select LPT#1 > Forward> it will search for drivers.
> In the next dialog "Choose Driver" select > Provide a ppd file and navigate
> to > File system /usr/share/cups/models and choose one of these:
> fxlinuxprint.ppd
> pxlcolor.ppd
> pxlmono.ppd
> I find that only the last 2 work, so I have created both a color and a mono
> laser printer.
> From here in follow the prompts and complete the printer set up.
> Now the hard part.
> This is set up as LPT and needs to be changed to USB. To do this I need to go
> back to > Print Settings double click on the printer I just created and in
> > Printer Properties change the > Device URI to what ever suits your system,
> on mine it is: usb://FUJI%20XEROX/DocuPrint%20C2100
> -- Finding the correct URI is the difficult part. I think I got this some
> time ago from my Ubuntu setup where printer was auto detected.
> Click Ok and the printer should be available and should now print.
> I'm sure others have no trouble and It's just my Xerox but hey this is my way
> of resolving Xerox hassles.
> Hope this helps
> Roger

I'll give this a try and let you (and the list) know the outcome.  I may need more help with that "URI" step.


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