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 color2 is or The network address for color3 is or Note that the setup procedure may take 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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