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andrejpodzimek
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Xerox B210 doesn’t work under Linux (with CUPS)

Product Name: Xerox B210
Operating System: Linux

Is there a way to make Xerox B210 work (on USB) under Linux with CUPS? It simply doesn’t work in my case.

I filed a detailed bug report with logs, package versions and lots of further information.

It seems to me that the installation script from Xerox is incompatible with current CUPS and therefore does nothing. The printer won’t get auto-detected by CUPS, no matter if the drivers from Xerox are installed or not.

Is there a way to manually derive a printer URI (something like usb:/Xerox_B210_Series?serial=3438009620) and strongarm CUPS into using it despite the failing autodetection? (Presumably, this URI does not work.)

Any ideas? The bug report linked above lists what I’ve already tried (disabling usblp etc.).

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andrejpodzimek
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Re: Xerox B210 doesn’t work under Linux (with CUPS)

So, this printer does not support printing via USB, unfortunately. Neither on Linux, nor on Windows. It does have some presence on the USB bus and is identified, but won’t work. Not sure if I have a broken specimen or if it’s meant to be that way.

Unfortunately, printing over Ethernet does not work either. In other words, this printer does not print anything other than its own configuration page.

(I don’t want to print over Ethernet, ever, for security reasons, but bit the bullet and connected the printer via a dedicated USB / Ethernet adapter.)

Well, at least I can connect to the printer’s web interface, which works just fine (and claims that USB is enabled, which does not seem to be the case).

However, there is no way to print. CUPS does detect the printer on the network (over DNSSD) and can also configure it via IPP, but all attempts to print simply say Filter failed.

My level of frustration is through the roof at this point and I have to ask the obvious question: Is this printer actually supposed to print on at least one operating system via at least one connection type?

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sportsshoes.com
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Re: Xerox B210 doesn’t work under Linux (with CUPS)

Did you ever get anywhere with this? I am in exactly the same boat and don't seem to find a solution anywhere. I can get the printer working on windows as USB thats it.
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