Xerox Phaser 3100MFP

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This article describes setup of Xerox Phaser 3100MFP on Arch Linux x86_64. For this device Xerox provides only 32bit version of drivers and no open-source drivers are available, it makes setup a bit tricky. On x86 you should just install drivers from official site and configure as usual.


Plug in your device and turn it of. You should see something like this:

$ lsusb -v
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 0924:3cef Xerox 
Device Descriptor:
  idVendor           0x0924 Xerox
  idProduct          0x3cef 
  bcdDevice            1.00
  iManufacturer           1 XEROX
  iProduct                2  Phaser 3100MFP
  iSerial                 3 L508104LE514587

Grabbing drivers

It's easy, you can download drivers from official Xerox website using you browser or just do the following:

# mkdir scanner
# mkdir printer
# wget
# wget
# tar -xf XeroxPhaser3100-1.0-linux-2.6Debian-intel.tar.gz -C printer/
# tar -xf XeroxPhaser3100sc-1.0-linux-2.6Debian-intel.tar.gz -C scanner/

On my system i use drivers for Debian, but i think there is really no differences which drivers to download.

Note: I use direct links for drivers and packages downloads, but they may change, so if you can't download something, first what you should is to try to correct link or find new version of package.


OK, first of all we need to install CUPS:

# pacman -S cups

Since 1.4.x version CUPS requires usblp kernel module to be unloaded, so next step is to remove module:

# rmmod usblp

If you don't want to do it any time you boot, just blacklist kernel module: Template:File Execute driver installer and accept licence:

# cd printer
# ./XeroxPhaser3100.install

Start CUPS:

# /etc/rc.d/cups start
:: Starting CUPS Daemon                                                  [DONE]

Now open http://localhost:631 in your browser, add printer, and try to print test page. If it's ok, they you are really lucky, but most likely you see this error message:

/usr/lib/cups/filter/rastertoprinter failed