How To Set Up APhaser7750 Printer
Setting up the 7750 laser printer on Debian.
Install cups (Common Unix Printing System): apt-get install cupsys apt-get install cupsys-client Installing cupsys-client will generate some configuration choices. Configuring Cupsys-bsd: Do you want to set up the BSD lpd compatibility server? Choose no (default) Foomatic Printfilter Configuration Choose parse (default) Command for converting (text-) files to [[Post Script]] Choose a2ps (default) apt-get install a2ps apt-get install cupsys-driver-gimpprint Check that cups is working by entering /usr/sbin/lpinfo -v from the command line: you should see entries like network socket network http network ipp network lpd direct parallel:/dev/unknown-parallel0 serial serial:/dev/ttyS0?baud=115200 ... direct usb:/dev/usb/lp0 ... You should also be able to access the cups gui interface by navigating to http://localhost:631. You may want to bookmark this url. If all of the above is working, copy the xr7750dn.ppd file from the Phaser 7750 Printer Installer and Utilities CD-ROM. From the command line: mount /dev/cdrom cd '/cdrom/Windows 2K XP 03/English/' copy file xr7750dn.ppd to the hard disk e.g. ~/ cd (so you can umount the CD) umount /dev/cdrom From the command line, enter /usr/sbin/lpadmin -p some_printer_name -E -v socket://IP_addr -m ~/xr7750dn.ppd some_printer_name is whatever identifier (letters, numbers, underscore only - no space) you choose, e.g., Phaser7750 IP_addr is the static ip address of the printer (available from the printer Configuration page), e.g., 18.104.22.168. The printer you just entered should be visible at http://localhost:631/printers, with Printer State: idle, accepting jobs. "Ready to print." You should be able to print a test page, from your Mozilla browser, and your .pdf viewer.
-- Pete Klosterman - 05 Mar 2005
I was able to replicate this process. lp works, but lpr doesn't. I was not prompted for the abovementioned config information by apt-get install cupsys-client.
Still trying to figure out how to print duplex.
-- Ian Holmes - 30 Mar 2005
Note about installing on Mac OS X Tiger
The process is intuitive (System Prefs -> Print & Fax -> Plus button), but make sure you install a network printer as LPD instead of IPP!