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Setup Xerox Worcenter 5735 in Linux CUPS

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We are having difficulty setting up a Xerox 5735 in CUPs

Although we have the PPD driver, the unit does not appear in the device list. I am not clear how this list is constucted, but assume it should be there. We are using a generic 'AppSocket/HP JetDirect' instead.

The CUPs documentation suggest that we use the device URL of:  socket://<ip>:5505  however, we dont see this port open on the device so we are using socket://<ip>:9100 instead.

With this setup, when a printjob is sent the network controller reboots.
Please help
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The printer uses ports 9100 (Appsocket) and 515 (LPD). I'm not sure where the 5505 comes from, but I can virtually guarantee it's not used by the printer.
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by:JDCam
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5505 comes from the CUPS website documentation

Yes, this is the same driver.  I have simply downloaded and point to the PPD driver when setting up using the CUPS graphical UI.

However, the step before the driver, is to select the device from a drop down list. The 5735 does not appear in the list, forcing me to choose another option.
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Can you point CUPS to the location of the PPD? As CUPS supports PostSCript, a PPD is all it should need (so it knows the printer-specific features).
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Yes we can.  The device list comes Before the driver, forcing us to pick a generic device, before we can point to the PPD driver file on the next screen.

When we do this, we get the re-booting network controller as originally described.
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by:JDCam
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We were unable to resolve this, and have instead moved to HP equipment.
thanks
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