Xerox Document Centre 432 on Linux

Asked by george_rutkay

I use Ubuntu 7.0.4 Linux at work. The printer is on a network with a given IP address on a given TCP/IP port.

I've set it up before on Windows XP, ironically in Windows it cannot be set up as a network printer, it has to be set up as a local printer with a virtual port (TCP/IP port 515). Don't ask me why that will not work if it is set up as a network printer.

Anyway, I looked on the Xerox website and I was unsuccessful in finding the appropriate driver for the printer at work.

Can anyone please tell me if there is an alternative print driver I can set up which will let me work? If I can do this, I'll be able to eliminate Windows at my work station!

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george_rutkay (yaktur) said :

Update - I'm at work now, it's a Xerox 430ST Document Centre, not a 432.

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Anders (andersja+launchpad-net) said :

While not permanently solving your problem, many Xerox document centre printer/copiers also work as a mini webserver. Try http://{printer#s-ip-here}/ and see if you can't access a small GUI which, among other things, allow you to upload PS/PDF files for printing.

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Best george_rutkay (yaktur) said :

Yea, I could actually "see" the printer over the LAN! But to set it up so I can print, this is what I figured out:

For the driver, I selected the closest thing I could figure (WAG). Model Xerox Document Centre 400. I left the driver at default setting.

I knew the IP address of the printer because I've set it up before.

When it's set up in Windows, the port is set up as port 515 TCP. When I tried that in Linux, it refused to work. What I ended up trying successful was making it a network IPP Printer with the url:


I was able to print a test page and even the company's home page from Linux, over a Window's only network! I think that's pretty cool! :)

Thanks for the tip on using the printer as a mini-server, that's pretty neat to know!!