One of the non-joys of scavenged hardware is getting it to work… I have gotten a Xerox WorkCentre 3220 multi-function laser printer / scanner / fax / copier. I have it connected to my home network via an ethernet cable, and both PC’s I’ve tried it with are able to see the machine, and print to it. There is a browser interface which works fine so I know the connections are OK.
I have also used it as a copier, so no issues with the scanner hardware in the machine.
However I can’t get the scanner to work so that I can turn paper documents into pdf’s or other files…
According to the documentation the machine is supposed to be ‘SANE’ capable but none of the scanner programs I’ve tried, including Xsane, Simple Scan, gscan2pdf find the scanner. I’ve done ‘sane-find-scanner’ and ‘scanimage -L’ as both regular user and root in Konsole, and nothing showed up. However those seemed to only be looking for USB and SCSI attached scanners judging from the output - no mention of looking at networks.
Searching the Xerox support site I found what was described as a print and scanner driver package for Linux, as a zip file with no installation instructions… I tried running some of the executables that looked likely and one seemed to install something, I got the following output
sudo ~/Downloads/PCs/printers/xerox-3220/sw-inst/media/XEROX_MFP/Linux/install.sh libstdc++.so.5 (gcc 3.0.x .. 3.3.x) not found, install ... done libtiff.so.3 not found, install ... done **** It seems Qt library is not installed, or X display is not accessible. **** Custom Qt library will be configured for use with this package. GUI mode installer execution failed, proceeding in text mode **** Running text mode install **** Press Enter to continue or q and then Enter to quit: **** Non-priviliged users found: nobody atorrey systemd-coredump **** Are you going to use USB-connected devices ? **** If yes, users allowed to scan or manage printers should be added to lp **** group. The list of non-privileged users proposed for addition is shown above. **** Press y and then Enter to add users or Enter to leave lp group intact: y **** Print drivers for the following device models available: fc2218 pe120 pe220 ph3117 ph3200 ph3250 ph3250spl ph3300 ph3435 ph3600 ph6110 wc3210 wc3220 wc4118 **** Please enter model to install and press Enter: wc3220 INFO: Restarting udev ... udevadm [--help] [--version] [--debug] COMMAND [COMMAND OPTIONS] Send control commands or test the device manager. Commands: info Query sysfs or the udev database trigger Request events from the kernel settle Wait for pending udev events control Control the udev daemon monitor Listen to kernel and udev events test Test an event run test-builtin Test a built-in command See the udevadm(8) man page for details. control: unrecognized option '--reload_rules' INFO: Installing MFP port and SANE backend libraries ... cat: /etc/modprobe.conf: No such file or directory INFO: Installing GUI lpr ... INFO: Fixing file ownership and permissions ... INFO: Registering SANE backend ... INFO: Registering CUPS printer ... [ ok ] Restarting cups (via systemctl): cups.service. INFO: CUPS restart OK lpadmin: Bad device-uri scheme "mfp". lpadmin: The printer or class does not exist. lpadmin: The printer or class does not exist. INFO: Creating menu entries ... mkdir: cannot create directory ‘/proc/Desktop’: No such file or directory chmod: cannot access '/proc/Desktop': No such file or directory chown: cannot access '/proc/Desktop': No such file or directory mkdir: cannot create directory ‘/proc/.gnome-desktop’: No such file or directory chmod: cannot access '/proc/.gnome-desktop': No such file or directory chown: cannot access '/proc/.gnome-desktop': No such file or directory /opt/Xerox/PSU/share/en INF0: psu (ver.2.00.15) has been installed successfully in /opt/Xerox/PSU INF0: phonebook (ver.2.00.15) has been installed successfully in /opt/Xerox/PhoneBook/ INF0: emailbook (ver.2.00.15) has been installed successfully in /opt/Xerox/EmailBook/ libstdc++.so.5 (gcc 3.0.x .. 3.3.x) not found, intstall ... done INF0: Shutting down psulauncher: awk: line 1: missing ) near end of line awk: line 2: missing } near end of file INF0: psulauncher (ver.2.00.25.02) has been installed successfully in /opt/Xerox/PSULauncher INFO: Starting psulauncher ... INFO: Adding users to lp group ... /opt/Xerox/PSULauncher/bin/psulauncher: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.5: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32 INFO: Finishing installation ... **** Text mode install finished
I got a new set of entries for the printer in the KDE launch menu, (a ‘confiurator’, an uninstall, and a help system) but none of them do anything. I looked in the launch editor and the entries pointed to files in /opt/Xerox/mfp/bin. Those files exist and have the right permissions, but don’t run when I try to double click on them. When I try to run the configurator in Konsole I get an error message
Blockquote/opt/Xerox/mfp/bin/Configurator: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.5: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32
I’m more than a bit stumped as to what to do next?