Mint 20 no colour printing.

Forum rules
Before you post please read this
Post Reply
Tony-b
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 13
Joined: Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:33 am

Mint 20 no colour printing.

Post by Tony-b »

I upgraded to Mint 20 (standard version) last night and I found my Xerox Phaser 6510 would only print in grey scale/B&W, After much messing about I Timeshifed back to 19.3 and colour printing is correct now.

Only posted in case others hit this snag.
ajmarshall
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:57 pm

Re: Mint 20 no colour printing.

Post by ajmarshall »

Did you ever get your printer working under Mint 20? I just purchased a Phaser 6510, and I too am having difficulty getting it to print in color. I'm wondering if it's a driver issue or a Mint 20 issue. I can't seem to find a Linux driver for the 6510, so I am using the 6360DN driver.
User avatar
absque fenestris
Level 9
Level 9
Posts: 2754
Joined: Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:42 pm
Location: Confoederatio Helvetica

Re: Mint 20 no colour printing.

Post by absque fenestris »

Tony-b wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:51 pm
I upgraded to Mint 20 (standard version) last night and I found my Xerox Phaser 6510 would only print in grey scale/B&W, After much messing about I Timeshifed back to 19.3 and colour printing is correct now.

Only posted in case others hit this snag.
From Xerox - Linux Package for Phaser 6510 - Do you have that in use?

Xerox Office Standard Driver .DEB x86_64 ..... https://www.support.xerox.com/en-us/pro ... ent/146849



As far as a Xerox Phaser 6200 DP color laser on Linux Mint 20 (Cinnamon) is concerned: the printer works perfectly, with all setting options.
In big difference to Windows and macOS where the Phaser has not been operational for many years.

viewtopic.php?f=51&t=327672
Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia (MATE) 32-bit - Acer D250 Netbook
Linux Mint 20 Ulyana (Cinnamon) 64-bit - Huawei MateBook X Pro
User avatar
blueicetwice
Level 2
Level 2
Posts: 93
Joined: Wed May 25, 2016 8:12 am

Re: Mint 20 no colour printing.

Post by blueicetwice »

I am having the same issue and MX-Linux, Manjaro 20 and Mint 20.

When I press the test page I get a colour copy :?: :?: :?: But when
I try to print a regular page in col our, it only prints black and white. :evil: :cry: :cry:

Now I can see why duckduckgo could not find any links to fix this problem.

Problems like these will do nothing to attract users to Linux and their cousins.

I will see if Xerox has a Linux driver.
User avatar
absque fenestris
Level 9
Level 9
Posts: 2754
Joined: Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:42 pm
Location: Confoederatio Helvetica

Re: Mint 20 no colour printing.

Post by absque fenestris »

Supported products (Linux)
  • Code: Select all

    ColorQube 8700
    ColorQube 8900
    ColorQube 9301/9302/9303
    Xerox D95/D110/D125 Copier/Printer
    WorkCentre 7220/7225
    WorkCentre 7830/7835/7845/7855
    WorkCentre 5845/5855
    WorkCentre 5865/5875/5890
    Phaser 3610
    WorkCentre 3615
    WorkCentre 5945/5955
    Xerox D136 Copier/Printer and D136 Printer
    Phaser 4622
    WorkCentre 3655
    WorkCentre 6655
    WorkCentre 7970
    WorkCentre 4265
    ColorQube 8580
    ColorQube 8880
    Xerox Color C60/C70
    Integrated Color Server
    WorkCentre 3655i
    WorkCentre 5945i/5955i
    WorkCentre 6655i
    WorkCentre 7830i/7835i/7845i/7855i
    WorkCentre 5865i/5875i/5890i
    WorkCentre 7220i/7225i
    WorkCentre 7970i
    VersaLink B7025/B7030/B7035
    VersaLink C405 Color Multifunction Printer
    VersaLink C400 Color Printer
    VersaLink B405 Multifunction Printer
    VersaLink B400 Printer
    Phaser 6510
    WorkCentre 6515
    Phaser 3330
    WorkCentre 3335/3345
    AltaLink B8045 / B8055 / B8065 / B8075 / B8090 Multifunction Printer
    AltaLink C8030 / C8035 / C8045 / C8055 / C8070 Color Multifunction Printer
    VersaLink B605/B615 Multifunction Printer
    VersaLink B600/B610 Printer
    VersaLink C500 Printer
    VersaLink C600 Printer
    VersaLink C505 Multifunction Printer
    VersaLink C605 Multifunction Printer
    VersaLink C7000 Printer
    VersaLink C7020/C7025/C7030 Multifunction Printer
    VersaLink C8000 Color Printer
    VersaLink C9000 Color Printer
    WorkCentre EC7836/EC7856
    Xerox B1022/B1025 Multifunction Printer
    PrimeLink C9065/C9070 Printer
    AltaLink C8130 / C8135 / C8145 / C8155 / C8170 Color Multifunction Printer
    AltaLink B8145 / B8155 / B8170 Multifunction Printer
    Xerox ED95A/ED125 Copier/Printer
    PrimeLink B9100/B9110/B9125/B9136
Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia (MATE) 32-bit - Acer D250 Netbook
Linux Mint 20 Ulyana (Cinnamon) 64-bit - Huawei MateBook X Pro
User avatar
blueicetwice
Level 2
Level 2
Posts: 93
Joined: Wed May 25, 2016 8:12 am

Re: Mint 20 no colour printing.

Post by blueicetwice »

Thank you, absque fenestris, as my Phaser 6180N is not listed.
Well at least your post saved more hours looking for a solution.
It is now good dat I reinstalled OS7, as Linux is providing to have
numerous defects.

What this tell me that manufacturers have no interest in providing drivers
for equipment that is a decade or older. They must figure that half or more
of their product is in the town [community] dump.
User avatar
absque fenestris
Level 9
Level 9
Posts: 2754
Joined: Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:42 pm
Location: Confoederatio Helvetica

Re: Mint 20 no colour printing.

Post by absque fenestris »

blueicetwice wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:37 pm
Thank you, absque fenestris, as my Phaser 6180N is not listed.
Well at least your post saved more hours looking for a solution.
It is now good dat I reinstalled OS7, as Linux is providing to have
numerous defects.

What this tell me that manufacturers have no interest in providing drivers
for equipment that is a decade or older. They must figure that half or more
of their product is in the town [community] dump.

https://www.support.xerox.com/en-us/pro ... ributeId=

Phaser 6180.png
Phaser 6180.png (12.05 KiB) Viewed 306 times
Phaser 6180 (2).png

Certainly my Phaser is supported much better by Linux than yours ...
Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia (MATE) 32-bit - Acer D250 Netbook
Linux Mint 20 Ulyana (Cinnamon) 64-bit - Huawei MateBook X Pro
User avatar
blueicetwice
Level 2
Level 2
Posts: 93
Joined: Wed May 25, 2016 8:12 am

Re: Mint 20 no colour printing.

Post by blueicetwice »

I did download dat file, however, it came up "read only."
I did not change any settings to the file system.
I must have the Mint 20 torture edition.

Yesterday, I received all of my DVD OS from linuxonline,
so I am seriously considering just doing a reinstall of 20. :D

I now regret leaving Mint 19.3, which had much less tech
issue. Maybe everyone should kept their current OS for a
decade before upgrading.

absque fenestris, thanks for the post which confirms I d/l
the correct driver.

BTW, this driver issue is not a Linux issue but it comes back again
to very poor documentation.
User avatar
absque fenestris
Level 9
Level 9
Posts: 2754
Joined: Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:42 pm
Location: Confoederatio Helvetica

Re: Mint 20 no colour printing.

Post by absque fenestris »

All you really need is the right PPD file for your Phaser.

Make a new "Phaser" folder in your "Home" folder and drag the appropriate PPD (something with Phaser or xrx 6180n.ppd) into it.
In the printer management "Choose Driver" you then navigate to this new Phaser folder and select this PPD file.

Please also see my post here: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=327672&hilit=printer+grey

My Phaser 6200DP has not been officially supported in Linux for a long time, but with this simple measure all printing, color and quality settings are fully accessible.

Phaser 6200.png
Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia (MATE) 32-bit - Acer D250 Netbook
Linux Mint 20 Ulyana (Cinnamon) 64-bit - Huawei MateBook X Pro
User avatar
blueicetwice
Level 2
Level 2
Posts: 93
Joined: Wed May 25, 2016 8:12 am

Re: Mint 20 no colour printing.

Post by blueicetwice »

Danke, you are a genius, absque fenestris :!: :!:
User avatar
absque fenestris
Level 9
Level 9
Posts: 2754
Joined: Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:42 pm
Location: Confoederatio Helvetica

Re: Mint 20 no colour printing.

Post by absque fenestris »

blueicetwice wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 4:10 pm
Danke, you are a genius, absque fenestris :!: :!:
I'm glad, that it worked ... :D
Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia (MATE) 32-bit - Acer D250 Netbook
Linux Mint 20 Ulyana (Cinnamon) 64-bit - Huawei MateBook X Pro
Post Reply

Return to “Printers & Scanners”