Linux Setup notes for Xerox Phaser 6250 dp printer

17-Mar-2004 : These instructions have changed. There is a new ppd file name and a slightly different device name. If you earlier downloaded the file /usr/share/cups/model/xr_p6250.ppd, you should delete that file and run through these steps again.

  • place the file /usr/share/cups/model/xr_6250dp.ppd (this file is attached below)
  • Command line configuration
    • lpadmin -p color2 -L "biostatistics" -D "Xerox Phaser 6250DP" -P /usr/share/cups/model/xr6250dp.ppd -v socket:// -E
  • GUI configuration method
    • use Control Center (kcontrol) to make a queue (called it color2)
    • K --> Settings --> Control Center
    • Peripherals --> Printers
    • Right click in upper panel; left click on "Add printer/class..." and follow the prompts
      • backend selection should be "Network Printer (TCP)"
      • printer address is ( and port is 9100
      • click on Other button for Printer Model Selection; naviagte to /usr/share/cups/model/xr6250dp.ppd
      • take defaults on rest of choices
  • questions:
    • does this get proper postscript function?

Windows (win4lin) setup notes
  • The setup procedure provided by Xerox works well. See and click on "6250_English_PS_Driver". This will download setup.exe; save it on the desktop. Once the download is finished, run setup.exe to install the driver. The network address for this printer is or Note that the setup procedure takes a very long time to do its job. Just wait it out.

-- DalePlummer - 15 Mar 2004
  • xr6250dp.ppd: new ppd file for phaser 6250dp. Works better.
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