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  1. #181
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    Re: HOWTO: Lexmark Printers

    Hi,

    driver is installed, printer is added, but when I try to print test page there 1 job with job-hold-until-specified and nothing happens if I resume it...strange =)

    Alendit
    Last edited by Alendit; December 23rd, 2006 at 02:51 PM.

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    Cool Re: HOWTO: Lexmark Printers

    Quote Originally Posted by black hole sun View Post
    Restart the cups daemon:
    Code:
    /etc/rc2.d/S19cupsys restart
    Check whether the printer backend works;
    Code:
    $ cd /usr/lib/cups/backend
    $ ./z600
    The output of the above command should be _similar_ to this:
    Hi,

    I am trying to get a Lexmark X1195 to work... but I think there is a wrongly written instruction in your guide and a different backend that resulted on my Edgy Eft system:

    1. To restart CUPS daemon, I believe it should be:
    sudo /etc/rc2.d/S19cupsys restart

    2. The backend that came up on my screen was:
    direct z600:/dev/usblp0 "Lexmark Lexmark X1100 Series" "Lexmark Printer"

    Anyway, I tried to identify the printer in GNOME Printing as z600, but I could not find the model... (See screenshot; also notice how the driver is missing!)

    Any help?
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    Re: HOWTO: Lexmark Printers

    Just set this up with a Lexmark Z1270. thanks for the help. I wonder if the scanner will work? Hmmmm

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    Re: HOWTO: Lexmark Printers

    Quote Originally Posted by rykel View Post
    Hi,

    I am trying to get a Lexmark X1195 to work... but I think there is a wrongly written instruction in your guide and a different backend that resulted on my Edgy Eft system:

    1. To restart CUPS daemon, I believe it should be:
    sudo /etc/rc2.d/S19cupsys restart

    2. The backend that came up on my screen was:
    direct z600:/dev/usblp0 "Lexmark Lexmark X1100 Series" "Lexmark Printer"

    Anyway, I tried to identify the printer in GNOME Printing as z600, but I could not find the model... (See screenshot; also notice how the driver is missing!)

    Any help?
    Click install driver, then use the lexmark ppd in /usr/share/cups/model
    and let it set up. Then try to print. If it won't, open your printer dialogue, delete the printer you just set up, then go through set up again, and you will probably see Z600 listed this time. That's what I had to do.

    GLuck.

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    Re: HOWTO: Lexmark Printers

    The instructions in the original post are somewhat dangerous. The "sudo tar....." steps change the user permissions in every directory the files extract into. For example, when I did these steps the / directory, /usr, etc. changed from the root owning the directories to my user, so I could create files and folders where I shouldn't be able to.

    On my Edgy installation I simply used alien (like another user suggested) to install the z600cups and z600llpddk packages after extracting them and my printer worked. This method is better because you can easily uninstall every related file should you want to.

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    Re: HOWTO: Lexmark Printers

    Hey, how does one go about putting permissions back to normal once that has happened?

    Thanks for the heads up, too.

  7. #187
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    Re: HOWTO: Lexmark Printers

    Following up on Frostmourne, I suggest these instructions:

    Code:
    $ tar -xvzf CJLZ600LE-CUPS-1.0-1.TAR.gz # extract the package
    $ tail -n +143 z600cups-1.0-1.gz.sh > install.tar.gz # put the needed files into a tar file
    $ tar -xvzf install.tar.gz # extract the tar file
    $ sudo alien -i z600cups-1.0-1.i386.rpm # install the printer driver
    $ sudo alien -i z600llpddk-2.0-1.i386.rpm # install misc. printer libraries
    $ sudo /etc/init.d/cupsys restart # restart the cups daemon
    $ /usr/lib/cups/backend/z600 # check that the printer backend works (I get no output but it works fine)
    Ldconfig is not needed since the drivers were installed through dpkg nor does the printer driver have to be gunzipped.

    Go to System - Administration - Printing and choose the printer driver Z600 v1.0-1 under Lexmark (or, if it's not there, go to Install Driver and choose /usr/share/cups/model/Lexmark-Z600-lxz600cj-cups.ppd.gz), and enjoy!

    For some resaon I have to go through the printer dialogue twice to get the printer to show up but it works nonetheless.

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    Re: HOWTO: Lexmark Printers

    WOO! I love you, black hole sun.

    I was so worried my new spangly printer wouldn't work. But (the printing part at least, so far) is working!

    Big props!


    PS: I have a Lexmark X1270 All-in-one.
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  9. #189
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    Re: HOWTO: Lexmark Printers

    Hey All,

    I am a BRAND NEW Ubuntu user, and I found this how-to really helpful. However, when I completed the process, the driver was not listed as an available driver in printer setup.

    After a bit of investigation on Google, I found the following thread:
    http://www.ubuntuforums.org/archive/...p/t-29374.html

    From that thread, I extracted the following solution:
    If the driver doesn't show up as an option when you install the printer, click the "Install Driver" button and go to /usr/share/cups/model. The .ppd file should be listed there. Select it as the driver for the printer.

    Hope this helps!

  10. #190
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    Wink Re: HOWTO: Lexmark Printers

    THANKS!!!
    This worked on Warty 4.1 with a Z605. I got an error with restarting cups, so I shut everything down and rebooted. The driver was there on reboot, and works!
    THANKS A BUNCH from a *very* new to linux/ubuntu person!!!

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