I had been having problems getting my lexmark 2600 series printer to install on my Ubuntu 64 bit machine, but I have finally found out how.
Step 1: Download the Drivers
- Go To www.lexmark.com
- Find Your Printer
- Click On Drivers and Downloads
- Click on the Unix tab
- Download the one for debian based systems, not the rpm one
- Extract the archive
Step 2: Get the Deb file
- In a terminal, go to the folder in which you downloaded the driver, and run
- Once the installer opens, DO NOT close it. Instead, open a new terminal and move to the temp folder.
- Find a folder named selfgz13696 or something like that. Go into it.
- Go through the installer , and it will give you an error about either CUPS or it will just say failed to install. DO NOT CLICK OK ON THIS WINDOW
- Leave the installer and linked terminal alone, and with the native file browser for your linux system, go to the temporary fodler you went to previously.
- Once again, go into selfgz13696 except this time you will find a file named arch.tar
- Copy that file to your desktop
- Extract the archive on your desktop to find the deb package for the driver.
- Go into a terminal, cd to your desktop, and run the command
Code:sudo dpkg -i --force-architecture lexmark-08z-series-driver-1.0-1.i386.deb
- Plug in your printer to have your computer automatically install the driver for you. If it does not, you should be able to find it in the driver list.
Remember, the driver files that I used might not be the names of the ones you have. Substitute the file names I used with the ones that correspond to your files.
YOUR PRINTER MUST HAVE A LINUX DRIVER IN ORDER FOR THIS TO WORK