My laser printer xerox phaser 6010 doesn't work with 16.04 LTS. It is recognized and apparently accepts print jobs, but doesn't print and shows one of these messages:

waiting for print completed


inactive - rendering completed

It works fine with 14.04 LTS (settings seem to be the same) and Windows too.



  • I have exactly the same problem (via Dell 1760c) and tried the solution which worked for me under Ubuntu 14.04 and it didn't work, and also about 8 hours of other stuff and still no printing. I am sticking with Ubuntu 14.04 until I can get the printer to work (I use swoppable drives). Somewhat annoying. – Himself Nov 3 '16 at 12:51

I had the same problem with the 16.04.1 I installed today. I have a Xerox Phaser 6000B.

First, I tried other links saying to install cups and some libscups*:i386 packages, did not seem to help. Then, I installed gdebi. Downloaded the old recommended Debian driver from Xerox web side. Unpacked the zip file and installed that Debian driver using apt gdebi ~/Download/xxx.deb.

Then go into the normal printer from system deleted the printer, add a new printer with the 6000 driver.

Now, it works. My best guest is that it is the last step that made it work but I do not know if the first steps are needed too.

  • sudo apt install gdebi 2051 sudo gdebi Downloads/deb_1.01_20110210/xerox-phaser-6000-6010_1.0-1_i386. – Peter S Dec 26 '16 at 18:06
  • Uninstalled libscups2:i386, it still works. seem like using the gdebi package is the only way – Peter S Jan 3 '17 at 19:42

This didn't work for me, but this did- http://douglask.fog.org/home/xerox-phaser-6010n

This part was essential to get the printer working-

sudo apt-get install libc6:i386 libncurses5:i386 libstdc++6:i386 libcupsimage2:i386
  1. Download the .DEB driver that Xerox supplies (Here's a link for your convenience).

  2. It comes packaged as a .zip file, so extract the .zip file.

  3. Now that we have the required driver handy, we can pre-configure your system:

    sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386  
    sudo apt-get update  
    sudo apt-get install libc6:i386 libncurses5:i386 libstdc++6:i386 libcupsimage2:i386  
  4. Next, install the printer driver and any dependencies it may have. The apt-get command will install any missing dependencies and complete the installation of the driver if needed.

    cd /path/to/driver  
    sudo dpkg -i xerox-phaser-6000-6010_1.0-1_i386.deb  
    apt-get -f install  
  5. Now, use the printer applet in your system settings to add the printer. Ubuntu should auto-detect the printer and the driver.

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