In the following few days, I would like to proper setup my printer. It is a Xerox WorkCentre 6515DN and I have already added three printers: CUPS, CUPS-PDF, and WC6515 to Settings > Printers. When I added this WorkCentre to Fedora35, its driver was automatically found. It is the Xerox WorkCentre 7345 - CUPS+Gutenprint v5.3.4, which is indeed not the correct driver for my WC6515, but is close enough. As in, it works good for now.
On WC6515, although I can printer just fine with Fedora35 on this WC6515, I would like to scan directly from my WC6515 to my Fedora35. In order to do so, this printer has three options below. Which of these three do you advice? And how would you setup a scanner the proper way?
Scan to a SFTP folder
Scan to Folder over SMB
Scan to Desktop over WSD
On Cups-pdf, I can savely change the output to /home/$user/Share/CUPS-PDF?
Thanks for your reply, @bennyisaiah and sorry for my late reply. Most times, I can reply only in the weekends, and my previous weekends were already full. Thus here is my reply, finally.
Thanks and done. Although this Xerox is recognised as a printer without a driver, but from the database as Xerox WorkCentre 7345 - CUPS+Gutenprint v5.3.4, the app Document Scanner recognise only my webcam.
My previous experience with an Epson driver and Mint 20 did not went so well. Later I replaced that Epson with this Xerox, later I switched from Mint to Fedora, and I had issues with any of these previous combos. Thus I switched to different approaches. However, I’m up for another experiment with a driver from Xerox.
After doing the updates and snapping with btrbk, I will install the recent Xerox driver, and post here the results.
Maybe did I something wrong the previous time(s), because I can’t remember using this command in the terminal. Anyhow, I will give it a try…
EDIT: Although the official driver is successful installed, neither the system itself, nor the app Document Scanner recognises the installed driver of my Xerox; even after a reboot. Thus I’m still using the Xerox WorkCentre 7345 - CUPS+Gutenprint v5.3.4 as a driver-ish.
I just removed the printer, but I guess that what you mean. Running dnf info guten* shows that the rpm package gutenprint-5.3.4-8.fc35.src.rpm is installed. Shall I remove this one too, or leave it like it is?
With this Guten package and the Xerox recognised as a printer (but not as a all-in-one), the output of lpinfo -v is:
This may be a shot in the dark, but worth looking at.
If the printer is USB connected then this might be related to an earlier issue with a package ipp-usb which was installed by an update some few months past. Basically with that package installed it broke printing using proprietary drivers, but only affected those using USB.
Check if that package is installed by dnf list installed ipp-usb. If it shows as installed then removing it may help.
Okay, here is the output while the printer is only connected over USB
$ lpinfo -v
The document scanner still does not recognize this Xerox.
Thus $ lpadmin -x WorkCentre-6515 does not do this job? When I do a simple Ecosia search with uninstall printer Gutenprinter Fedora I get only Apple solutions. Thus how do I unistall the Gutenprint driver of this Xerox? The official driver will be easier to remove, or is re-install also a solution?
I’ve indeed the official driver from Xerox, which I downloaded recently from their own website.
Hum, although I used the USB option later, this ipp-usb is indeed installed:
$ dnf list installed ipp-usb
ipp-usb.x86_64 0.9.21-1.fc35 @updates
Exams are done, and it is almost July. Thus it is time to learn F36. I have already reinstalled F36, to swith easier from Gnome to KDE. On this clean install I have just run my install script, without installing Xerox, neither with Gutenprinter, nor with Xerox RPM.
In other words, I am about to start with a clean F36 KDe slate.
EDIT: I just installed the RPM x86_64 file from Xerox their own website. How do I proceed?
Okay, despite I’ve installed the official driver for Linux of my Xerox All-in-One, this installed software seem to do nothing. The printer is connected by USB, but Fedora does not recognize the printer automatically, nor manually. When I connect my xerox manually, then i can only opt of Gutenberg, Gutenberg simple, or Generic PostScript.
Not a problem for me, because I like to learn, but how to proceed further?
Sorry for delay. I have done some research and it appears this is not very straight forward and clear to setup your xerox machine.I tried to get support from Xerox on this and still waiting. I will keep trying. I am confident with Epson, Brother and some Canons, Xerox is a new one for me.
When I hear back from Fuji Xerox support I will let you know.
This is actually not clear about whether or not its compatible with a rpm based system…the fact that your getting no communication from the machine at all suggests the driver package is not suitable and may require drivers to be built which is quite a big task.
I see that for some reason there are issues with Wayland. You can see evidence of that here
If you log a support request here in the Forum and make sure you put the words Urgent or Important in your title as most companies dont care about Linux for drivers and hardware support…
Thanks, your previous occupation is quit interesting, and helpful for my case. I didn’t know that of course. However, in case I’ve to call the technical support of Xerox, I’ll call a more local number ;).
Although I did not downloaded that package in the past, I did so recently after my last post. Unfortunately, there is no WC6515 in that package. And when i use the windows package for a linux version of the PPD, I’ve to add something or can i use the Windows PPD without any change?
As my Xerox WorkCentre 6515 do respond to a printer job, it does not so for a scanner job. Therefore, the communication between my F36 and WC6515 is just to print, nothing else. Which i find pitty of course. Thus I do think that this is not a Wayland issue, as you suggest, but rather a PPD issue.