And for anyone else who may have arrived at this particular post - as is stated at the outset by the OP - in an effort to make the advertised 'Xerox standard print driver .deb/.rpm' actually do color printing - forget the hacky nonsense Xerox appears to be advertising, and just use the built-in "Generic PCL Color Laser - CUPS+Gutenprint v5.3.4" driver (i.e. in gnome 'settings' app --> Printers --> click 'unlock' button if present --> "Phaser 6510 (or whatever you may have titled it)" --> 'gear' icon --> select 'Printer Details' --> Under 'Driver' click 'Select from Database' --> locate 'Generic' in left pane --> Choose "Generic PCL Color Laser - CUPS+Gutenprint v5.3.4"
Click the 'gear' icon again, select 'Printing Options', then on the left click 'Color' and select 'CMYK' from the dropdown. Then click 'Test Page' --This should print a color test page.
Oh - you'll also get all the grayscale options you might care to use w/ this driver if that's of interest (i.e. click 'Color' - and you'll notice the 'Color Model' dropdown contains options for 'Grayscale' and 'Inverted Grayscale' along with 'RGB', 'CMY', 'CMYK', and 'KCMY').
In addition to Gnome's 'Settings' app, you can also choose to administer printers/queues, etc. by starting/enabling the CUPS daemon (for RH and variants - or perhaps Ubuntu/Debian - as root, systemctl status -l cups.service - if it's not running, it can be started with: systemctl start cups.service and enabled (will start at boot) with: systemctl enable cups.service) then pointing your browser at: https://localhost:631 (login with 'root' and password initially, or another user w/ sudo/admin - as a start, then later change respective options in /etc/cups/cupsd.conf - if additional security/granualarity may be preferred. Check Red Hat/Ubuntu's docs for more info) - and skip the clunky use of 'xeroxofficeprtmgr' - or whatever they're calling this security-unconscious, barely-functional-without-considerable-extra-configuration-to-actually-get-to-even-appear-in-user-session 'widgit' is these days.
You know what makes no sense? The fact that Xerox support are directing people to some pastebin that someone has crafted on their own (German lang specific) instead of actually providing a suitable driver Linux (There used to be a fully RH 7 compatible .rpm - but that has completely vanished now).
Stop admonishing people for what are completely reasonable questions/requests - and start providing drivers that don't require visits to arbitrary 'pastebins' - a whole lot of which are completely insecure, and likely compromise end-user systems.
jswami123, your post makes no sense, this thread is about ppd customization, and you are responding directly to a post explaining it is fixed, he (Parker Lewis) even posted the ppd code for you or anyone else to use as they see fit.
If you need help with something, supply information to go in in your own thread, please don't muddy up existing threads with unrelated information.
*% Adobe Systems PostScript(R) Printer Description File
*% Copyright 2009 Adobe Systems Incorporated.
*% All Rights Reserved.
*% Permission is granted for redistribution of this file as
*% long as this copyright notice is intact and the contents
*% of the file is not altered in any way from its original form.
*% End of Copyright statement
*% Filename: Phaser.PPD
*% Product Version: 7.0
*Product: "(Xerox Phaser)"
*PSVersion: "(3016.103) 6"
*ModelName: "Xerox Phaser"
*ShortNickName: "Xerox Phaser"
*NickName: "Xerox Phaser"
*OpenGroup: Color Options/Settings
*OpenUI *XRXColor/Color Correction: PickOne
*OrderDependency: 48.0 AnySetup *XRXColor
*DefaultXRXColor: Black and White
*XRXColor Color/Color: "<</ProcessColorModel /DeviceCMYK>> setpagedevice"
*XRXColor BW/Black and White: "<</ProcessColorModel /DeviceGray>> setpagedevice"
*CloseGroup: Color Correction
thanks you for help. Unfortunately it worked out that way (the printer wasnt working) but now I choose another one. Ones again I took the Windows PPD exe und extracted the 6510 one. Formated it for unix and then it worked for color. Following your advice then I tried to convert the ppd for grayscale, but the printer reacts still in color mode. Maybe I oversee something...
For so long now I took the Phaser 7700dn gutenprint which offers grayscale and seems to fit quite well....
My ppd-trial for grayscale... Four eyes sometimes see a lot more.
The 6510 Phaser is a printer only version of the Workcenter 6515, so use the XRWC6515 driver.
I believe this is the one in most Debian builds
You could install it twice, and set the ColorDevice: False in one of them via the ppd
I'm dealing with a linux driver (debian stretch) iussue for the the Xerox Phaser 6510. I installed the driver deb, but found no driver especially for 6510. Instead the system suggested the driver für 6360dx.
My problem is that i'm not able to choose between color and grayscale printing with the 6360dx driver. Although I didn't find the swtich for the duplexer. I also imported the windows ppd, than I got at least the duplexer and some other stuff but no grayscale. I also tried other generic drivers, but also no grayscale and duplexer.
So maybe somebody may help me or give me a hint what's wrong? I presume the driver.deb offered for the 6510 should bring me a driver for the 6510.
Thank's in advice for help!!!
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