So, my Dell 1350cnw printer got jammed up pretty good, and I didn’t want to bother repairing it.
While it has been a great printer, it has been becoming less reliable. And, finding toner for it was getting to be a bit more difficult. (Although 4inkjets.com has been great.)
So, I decided to retire it after close to 10 years of use, and set out to get a replacement and settled on the Xerox Phaser 6022. It had the same features plus IPv6 and wireless support. And, I got it on sale for $90 from Staple’s.
First, download the driver for the Xerox Phaser
6022 in DEB format. We’ll save this to a temporary folder called
temp-printer-driver because it won’t make a folder for us to keep things tidy.
Once you have it, do the following on the command line:
$ cd temp-printer-driver $ unzip xerox-phaser-6022_1.0-22_all.zip $ ar x xerox-phaser-6022_1.0-22_all.deb $ tar xf data.tar.gz $ gunzip usr/share/cups/model/Xerox/Xerox_Phaser_6022.ppd.gz
Now, head to the CUPS admin interface,
and add a printer. You can use IPP to communicate with the printer. Whether you
use IPv6, IPv4, or the printer’s hostname, just tack
/ipp to the end.
On the next screen or so, you’ll have the option to upload the PPD file. So,
browse to the location
Continue on, and profit.
Interestingly, besides the shell, everything about the 6022 looks nearly identical to the 1350cnw…even the toner cartridges. I wonder….