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jwkungfu
May 17th, 2008, 07:53 AM
Hi all,
I gave up trying to get my Lexmark X1170 printer-scanner to work on my Dell Inspiron 2200 with Ubuntu/Gutsy...
In my searches to try and find a fix, I read that Dell printers are re-badged Lexmarks.....
Now I have found a forum on Ubuntu dedicated to Dell owners...
Just curious.... Is Dell Linux friendly? Or has the forum started because there are a lot of Dell owners...?
I would have guessed that if Dell is Linux friendly, why would they deal with printers that have problems on Linux...?
Apparently HP are Linux friendly...

Confused newbie...

jw.

niteshifter
May 19th, 2008, 02:26 PM
Hi,

Via google ...

Have a look at this:
http://www.linuxprinting.org/show_printer.cgi?recnum=Lexmark-X1170

which links to this:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=49714&highlight=X1150.

Dell is at least friendly enough to sell laptop and desktop with Ubuntu pre-installed and configured. Their printers - not so much. Ok, not at all, AFIK. But as you noted it's a Dell-branded printer, made by Lexmark. But it would appear your scanner is supported which makes you one of the lucky ones*. Dell has asked of their supplier better Linux support for such devices, hopefully someday we'll have it.

* Some of us run a multi-GB device driver for our scanners - it's called XPinaVM :twisted:

jwkungfu
May 22nd, 2008, 02:06 PM
Hi,

Via google ...

Have a look at this:
http://www.linuxprinting.org/show_printer.cgi?recnum=Lexmark-X1170

which links to this:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=49714&highlight=X1150.

Dell is at least friendly enough to sell laptop and desktop with Ubuntu pre-installed and configured. Their printers - not so much. Ok, not at all, AFIK. But as you noted it's a Dell-branded printer, made by Lexmark. But it would appear your scanner is supported which makes you one of the lucky ones*. Dell has asked of their supplier better Linux support for such devices, hopefully someday we'll have it.

* Some of us run a multi-GB device driver for our scanners - it's called XPinaVM :twisted:

I'll have a go at the Z600 driver first and if that doesn't give me any joy then I'll need to find out more about this XPinaVM thingy...

Thanks!