2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 30, 2012 3:26 PM by Ron Rockwell
Ron Rockwell Level 1 (5 points)

I purchased a 12-core Mac Pro back in December, and much to my dismay, it came pre-loaded with Lion. The Lion ate my Xerox printer, and I'm not in the mood (or cash-flow) to buy a new printer.


I cannot get a job to print. The printer is seen and found by the Mac, but every job goes to "Job pending on server." and just sits there. Xerox is not going to update a driver, and Lion didn't come with one that works. I've tried the Generic, Automatic, and naturally, the driver for my printer, a 6200N. I installed Gutenprint 5.2.8-1, a beta driver, but it doesn't work either.


Is there a way to go into the old driver and add/delete/modify/fix it with something "new" from the Lion OS? I'm certainly no programmer, but these drivers aren't that large of a file, can they be that complex that they can't be modified?


Any help would be greatly appreciated.





  • Alberto Ravasio Level 4 (3,790 points)

    Driver for Xerox Phaser 6200N is already included in lion




    if not, dowload the file here




    Xerox Phaser 6200 is "True Adobe® PostScript® 3™, PCL 5c emulation with automatic sensing and switching" so it should be able to print even with the Generic PostScript driver

  • Ron Rockwell Level 1 (5 points)

    I can't thank you enough Alberto! You might notice that I wrote this on the 30th of April, and Apple did the update on the 26th... I'd spent the morning of the 26th trying everything I could to create a fix to no avail. But today I downloaded the new driver from Apple (Software Update said I was up to date, however, so nothing happened there). I also used IP as the setup in Add Printer, instead of Default. Then, I typed in the address of the printer, and everything was golden! Thank you, thank you, thank you. I don't have to buy another printer now.


    By the way, Xerox' customer support simply told me that the driver would not be updated and I should just buy a new printer. I told them that with customer "support" like that, they could stuff it...






    Oh, what a relief! I can't stop grinning.