Friday, June 19, 2009

How to install Xerox Network Printer on Ubuntu

This is the first time that I am trying to install a Xerox WorkCentre Pro C2636 on Ubuntu machine. Since the WorkCentre Pro C2636 is an network printer. And Ubuntu doesn't have default printer driver for this printer. So I googled and found there isn't a dedicated driver for C2636. Finally I found the another driver on

And here is the work around for C2636 on Ubuntu:

  1. Go to the

  2. Select Printers -> Xerox -> WorkCentre C2424, then press Show.

  3. I tried the PPD file which from cljet5 by click direct download PDD, and it works great for me.

  4. After you download the PPD file, select System -> Administration -> Printing.

  5. Click New Printer, and Select AppSocket/HP JetDirect in Devices window.

  6. Type the IP address into Host field. Then click Forward button.

  7. Wait for next screen to pop-up, then select Provide PPD file, choose the location of the PPD file which you downloaded above and click Forward.

  8. Give the Short Name in next window, and type the IP address for that printer in Location field. Then click Apply.

  9. Now everything is set, you can double click the printer icon that you just created. And print a test page.

Good Luck!


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