New ppd's

Michael Sweet mike at
Thu Jul 22 06:46:42 PDT 2004

rjgoyette at wrote:
> Here is a slightly harder question:  We are starting to use a lot of
> Xerox Phaser printers, but there is no Xerox entry under Make or
> Model.  Is there a way for me to add these myself, or has someone
> been keeping up with the new printers and ppds?

You can use the PPD files that come with the printer; the Win2k
PPD files are probably the best place to start, just run them through
the cupstestppd program to check for any obvious errors, copy them
to /usr/share/cups/model (maybe create a subdirectory under there
for Xerox if you like), and restart the CUPS service so it sees the
new files.

Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products           mike at easysw dot com
Printing Software for UNIX             

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