Print with Xerox DocuPrint C1110B in Linux

Up to now driver for printers are one of the annoying problem in Linux. Even though already plenty of printers out there that have been supported in Linux, but many, or should I say, most of them are not fully supported, because most of them are developed by open source programmers by reverse engineering those drivers.

My printer is also not spared. My printer, Xerox DocuPrint C1110B, is a home color laser printer. This printer is fast and quite reliable. The color print-out is perfect. The problem that I encounter with this printer is the paper size setting. Sometimes even though we set to print a A4 size paper, the printer still trying to print Letter size paper, and asks us to put Letter size papers into its tray. This problem happened even though I use it in Windows with its original driver.

At first I have problem to find driver for this printer for my Ubuntu system. I use any available Xerox printer driver, but this printer still print rubbish characters. But, luckily I found a generic driver that working with this printer. The name of the driver is “Generic PCL 6/PCL XL Printer”. You can find this driver in System -> Administration -> Printing. If you can’t find this driver, you can go to OpenPrinting website to get the driver (PPD file, see the reference below).

Change Printer Driver - Step 1

Change Printer Driver - Step 1

Change Printer Driver - Step 2

Change Printer Driver - Step 2

I can print perfectly by using this printer driver. I don’t encounter any problem with this printer, including printing power point using OpenOffice with color. Honestly, almost no problem. I can’t print full-duplex (two-sided) with this driver. It always print one-side of the paper. Even though this problem is still consider as tolerable, I’m hoping that those printer manufacturers are producing drivers for Linux or open those drivers and let those amazing programmers to port them to Linux.

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Articles Collection of Mar’09

These are the collection of useful articles about Linux/Open source, that I collected in March 2009:

  1. ClamAV – A Must Antivirus for Linux Systems
  2. VirtualBox, Virtual Networking
  3. Flegita: Gnome Scan – A Simple Scanning Alternative to XSane
  4. Play StarCraft in Linux
  5. The Ultimate Guide To Manage Your Audio/Video Files In Linux
  6. 4 Great Tools to Find Files Quickly in Ubuntu
  7. The Beginner’s Guide to Linux, Part 2: Installation
  8. 10 ways to go green with Linux
  9. Migrating to Linux in 5 Steps
  10. Important Linux File Directories That Users Should Know About
  11. Vim: master the basics
  12. Free Video Editors for Linux
  13. More Linux tips every geek should know
  14. Top Five Geek-Style Distros
  15. How To Transfer Files Easily Between Linux Machines
  16. Transparent GTK Themes
  17. Automate Linux with Cron and Anacron
  18. Quick fixes for common Linux problems
  19. Three Easy Steps to Set-up Anonymous Web Browsing on Linux
  20. 29 Music-making Apps for Linux
  21. Setting up SSHFS
  22. Move /home to It’s Own Partition
  23. Top 10 Linux Distros Reviewed
  24. gstreamer bug in Ubuntu and a temporary fix
  25. Xfig: a classic program for diagram editing
  26. How To Reset Any Linux Password
  27. How-To: Compile Programs From Source in Linux
  28. Burning Xbox 360 Games on Linux (Stealth!)
  29. Commandline 101: Getting a Grip on Grep
  30. Etymology of an Open Source App/Project
  31. andLinux – Run Linux natively inside Windows
  32. 10 Most important linux networking commands
  33. Run Levels in a Nutshell
  34. Compile source code – and solve problems
  35. 5 Compiz Effects That Are Actually Useful
  36. fwbuilder: Manage Firewalls Professionally
  37. Using ATA Over Ethernet (AoE) On Debian Lenny (Initiator And Target)
  38. Reviewed and rated: the best Linux newsreaders
  39. Top 10 Projects To Revive
  40. Play Games Inside Your Linux Terminal
  41. Software Tip: Using Unetbootin
  42. The fastest way to disable PC speaker in Ubuntu
  43. Making The Linux Command Line A Little Friendlier
  44. Ubuntu Package Management from Command line using apt (Advanced Packaging Tool)
  45. Configuring Printers Via The CUPS Web Interface
  46. Diagnose and fix network problems yourself
  47. Find files the easy way
  48. Linux Puzzle Games
  49. Top 10 Free Linux Games in 2009
  50. 100 tips to help you work smarter with Firefox
  51. How to write an interactive shell script
  52. A handful of Firefox tweaks that will double your browser speed
  53. Easily Mount ISO Files in Linux on Right Click
  54. My teenager top 8 Linux games
  55. 10 Cool Cursor Themes for Linux
  56. How To Configure A Firewall In Linux Using Firestarter
  57. 10 Must-Have Linux Applications
  58. Boot an ISO image from hard disk?
  59. Password-less SSH Connection
  60. Getting Started with Firewall Builder
  61. 4 Ways to Create CD/DVD ISO Images in Ubuntu
  62. 25 Tutorials To Get You Started With Inkscape
  63. 7 Free Mind Mapping Softwares