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sogeecom New Member
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Xerox WorkCentre 7556 Linux Driver - No Grayscale (B/W) Printing

Hi,

 

we have a Xerox WorkCentre 7556 printer here with no addons, just the printer. It's plugged by Ethernet to a Linux Server (Ubuntu 10.04 serving thin clients, with CUPS) using the ppd file provided on the Xerox site.

 

I have the following problem :

It's impossible to print in black and white. The color correction features are inactive (Black and White, grayscale, etc.). Whatever their value, it still prints color. I'd like to know how to correct that and be able to print in BW, either using a new, updated driver or just patching the ppd to always print black and white (I don't mind this option since we're using different queues for B/W and color printing).

 

For the moment, we're using a generic, B/W only driver, with all the compatiility issues this cause.

 

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.

 

Emile

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Fabio Valued Advisor
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Re: Xerox WorkCentre 7556 Linux Driver - No Grayscale (B/W) Printing

yes, struggled also with an almost identical problem

 

what i did, i download the PS driver for the specific machine (windows driver) , NOT the global

i unzipped that file and i copied the .ppd file from it, i used that .ppd file in lunx, all working...

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fkzdiceman New Member
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Re: Xerox WorkCentre 7556 Linux Driver - No Grayscale (B/W) Printing

I know this is an old thread, but I'm hoping Fabio is still around or at least someone that can help will see this.  I'm having the same problem with a colorqube 8900.  Can't print in B/W from linux, and I don't even have the option to choose between Color and B/W on the CUPS configuration page.  I have tried a ton of ppd files, but haven't had any luck yet.  Can you give me an example of which driver you downloaded and which ppd file you used?

 

Thanks,

 

      -matt

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sogeecom New Member
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Re: Xerox WorkCentre 7556 Linux Driver - No Grayscale (B/W) Printing

We had to edit the linux drivers manually by taking bits of the Windows one an adding it into the Linu xone to enable B/W options...

 

Here is a pastedump from the PPD: http://paste.debian.net/97826/

 

It's been quite a while, but I think the part we added is this:

 

*OpenUI *XRColorMode/Output Color: PickOne *OrderDependency: 20.0 AnySetup *XRColorMode *DefaultXRColorMode: Grayscale *XRColorMode Grayscale/Grayscale: "

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Seriously Xerox, your Linux support/drivers sucks.

 

 

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Kimzi Valued Advisor
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Re: Xerox WorkCentre 7556 Linux Driver - No Grayscale (B/W) Printing

Hi, Matt!

 

I believe the PPD Fabio did use was THIS one or THIS one.

 

Best Regards

Kimzi


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