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Workcentre 7855 Accounting + Linux = Problems

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Hello,

So, let me preface this by saying I've read how Xerox software is not compatible with CUPS now, which lead me down the path to extra the ppd file from Windows. I used this as a guide to modify the ppd for accounting purposes: http://www.office.xerox.com/support/dctips/dc09cc0452.pdf

 

We have XSA enabled at the school where I work, and I have complete access to the printer in terms of admin passwords. My issues is that when I follow the above instructions, I continually receive accounting errors indicatng invalid accounting codes.

 

Is there an update version of the above link somewhere that I am missing? I noticed the updated Workcentre software published in February, but that did not install correctly on Linux Mint (which is Ubuntu and Debian-based).

 

Any information would be very appreciated!

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Re: Workcentre 7855 Accounting + Linux = Problems

I followed that document with XSA on the 7855 today on Ubuntu 16.04 and it worked, if there is an issue with Mint, you may need to call Xerox 2nd level.

 

 

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Re: Workcentre 7855 Accounting + Linux = Problems

Thanks for responding, Joe!

 

There's not too much difference between Linux Mint and Ubuntu from what I understand and have experienced. The menu in the XFCE version is exactly the same in Xubuntu with system-printer-config.

 

Admittedly, kind of a newbie with this. Is there any location within the ppd that I should copy and paste the General Accounting code?

 

Since we track everyone per user ID and use the standard 999999 for the group, I'm spitballing and thinking the above might be the only problem I have.

 

If you could provide an example of how you modified your ppd,  that would be a great help!

 

 

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Re: Workcentre 7855 Accounting + Linux = Problems

Nevermind. I found out that one needs to put the XSA code between these two lines:

*JCLToPSInterpreter:"@PJL COMMENT XRXend<0A>@PJL ENTER LANGUAGE = POSTSCRIPT<0A>"
THIS AREA IS WHERE ONE PUTS THE XSA ACCOUNTING CODE!
*JCLEnd:"<1B>%-12345X@PJL EOJ<0A><1B>%-12345X<0A>"

 I'm writing something up just in case someone else has this issue.