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Thread: Xerox 3210 Workcenter and Ubuntu 12.04

  1. #1
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    Aug 2007

    Xerox 3210 Workcenter and Ubuntu 12.04

    Hi. I have two assembled desktops both running 12.04 LTS and I have been trying to setup a Xerox 3210 Workcenter as a network printer that they can both access.

    Yes, it has terrible Ubuntu support and we should have checked before we bought it.

    The Ubuntu printer auto-detect routine found the printer as a network printer but it did not work out of the box. I followed the method described here and got it to work on Machine 1 using the default dnssd option presented.

    However, on Machine 2, this identical method does not work and the Print Queue shows all print jobs sent to this printer as stopped because the "Printer is Out of Paper". Of course, the printer is not out of paper. I can ping the printer just fine and can even have it do a self test from the Printer menu. But cannot print even an Ubuntu test page.

    Any ideas on what I could try, please? I have tried setting it up as IPP and HTTP with no success either.

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    Last edited by gkjohn; December 6th, 2012 at 06:45 PM. Reason: clarity

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2007

    Re: Xerox 3210 Workcenter and Ubuntu 12.04

    I'm considering to buy the Xerox 3210.

    I see nobody answered you.

    Did you solve the problems?

    Do you have 64bit or 32bit Ubuntu versions?

    It's a pity that a printer with linux official support is so backlevel.


  3. #3
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    Aug 2007

    Re: Xerox 3210 Workcenter and Ubuntu 12.04

    I was unable to solve this problem in any meaningful way. Gave up and exchanged this printer for a HP printer that works well with HPLIP.

  4. #4
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    Feb 2013

    Smile Re: Xerox 3210 Workcenter and Ubuntu 12.04

    I have installed the xerox work centre 3210 as network printer on ubuntu 12.04.2 with the following prcedure sucessfully on my lenovo b590 labtop and an old msi mainboard ms71-42:
    a) updated firmware of the workcentre from here:
    (with workcentre connected temporarily via USB)
    b) then downloaded printer drivers from here:
    c) setup all the network settings according to xerox manual on the printer itself
    d) extracted the file "wc3210.tar"
    e) searched with nautilus (= the basic file browser) for "wc3210.ppd" and copied to my desktop
    f) searched with nautilus for rastertosamsungspl and copied as welll to desktop
    e) code in terminal: # cd Desktop
    #sudo cp rastertosamsungspl /usr/lib/cups/filter
    g) open systemsettings in ubuntu 12.04.2 and choose printing
    add new printer- network printer - (it will find the workcentre with its IPafter about ten seconds, be patient!) - click that; then "forward" (searching for drivers wait till "choose driver appears), click "provide ppd file" and navigate to your desktop where you'll find the previously saved wc3210.ppd
    h) click apply and print test page - you're done!


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