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86ul
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What can the Linux driver do?

Dear fellow users of Xerox,

Recently I bought the WorkCentre 6515 DN and connected in to my Mint 20.1c. During the download of the offical driver, I noticed the folloing:

Digital Front End

  • Built-in Controller
  • built-in controller
  • built-in controller
  • Integrated Server
  • Integrated Color Server
  • Built-in Controller
  • built-in controller
  • Integrated Color Server
  • FreeFlow Print Server

What does "built-in controller" x4 mean? 

 

That also made me wondering, what can this driver do, compare to the offical driver for W10 (which I have installed on my VM W10)?

 

Thanks

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CathyO-Xerox
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Re: What can the Linux driver do?

Hello 86ul,

The WorkCentre 6515 device does not have a Digital Front End, so I think that Linux driver is a general driver for multiple different models. I would recommend the Windows 10 driver made specifically for the 6515 if you are able to use it.

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CathyO-Xerox
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CherylO-Xerox
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Re: What can the Linux driver do?

HI B6ul, 

Thank you for using the Support Forum. Since the Linux driver is compatible with several printer families that all have built in controllers it is listed multiple times.  The built in controllers are a little different depending on the product family you are using.  As for what it can do over the Windows drivers, it would offer a more product specific interface for the printer you are using instead of the general interface.  Please consider contacting your support centre for further assistance.

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CherylO-Xerox
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86ul
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Re: What can the Linux driver do?


@CathyO-Xerox wrote:

Hello 86ul,

The WorkCentre 6515 device does not have a Digital Front End, so I think that Linux driver is a general driver for multiple different models. I would recommend the Windows 10 driver made specifically for the 6515 if you are able to use it.


Thanks for your reply, but the W10 driver does not work on Linux (due to *.exe instead of a *.deb or a *.rpm packages). Thus your reply is not that helpful. And yes, as I prefer Linux over W10 (or Mac for that matter), I know my way around on Linux...

 


@CherylO-Xerox wrote:

HI B6ul, 

Thank you for using the Support Forum. Since the Linux driver is compatible with several printer families that all have built in controllers it is listed multiple times.  The built in controllers are a little different depending on the product family you are using.  As for what it can do over the Windows drivers, it would offer a more product specific interface for the printer you are using instead of the general interface.  Please consider contacting your support centre for further assistance.


Thanks for this back ground info on build controllers. As I prefer Linux over W10 (or Mac for that matter), I am really intrested in a full Xerox driver for on Linux. That is precies a reason why I asked my question. 

 

Thus with other words, your advice are to use the w10 driver in the VM W10 on my Linux m20.1C? A work around, but still a way to use the extra advances. Still hoping for a full Linux driver though...

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