Page 2 of 71 FirstFirst 12341252 ... LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 702

Thread: HOWTO: Lexmark Printers

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Kingston, On
    Beans
    Hidden!

    Re: HOWTO: Lexmark Printers

    Would someone with one of these printers *please* ask on the developmental list for these drivers to be packaged for Ubuntu?

    Answer back here, if or when you have already done so.....

    Thanks!

    (Yes, I mean YOU!)

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Wales, UK
    Beans
    113

    Re: HOWTO: Lexmark Printers

    Will do, but could you provide a link to where I ask?

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Beans
    319
    Distro
    Kubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

    Re: HOWTO: Lexmark Printers

    Both howto's didn't work for me.

    The Z600 one tries to print, the paper comes through a little bit, then stalls.

    Too bad, I really need to get this printer working!

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Kingston, On
    Beans
    Hidden!

    Re: HOWTO: Lexmark Printers

    Quote Originally Posted by Spudgun
    Will do, but could you provide a link to where I ask?
    http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=29


    If you cannot start a new thread there, you will need to sign up and do it by emal here:

    http://lists.ubuntulinux.org/mailman...o/ubuntu-devel


    Thanks!

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Kingston, On
    Beans
    Hidden!

    Re: HOWTO: Lexmark Printers

    Spudgun, I added some detail to your post on the devel mailing list, since there are already some Lexmark printers that work out-of-the-box, I clarified your question.

    Please keep an eye on that thread so that you can give pertinent information about getting the thing to work in Ubuntu, if asked.

    Thanks!

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Beans
    68

    Re: HOWTO: Lexmark Printers

    I cannot say this in a nice way. I bought a Lexmark printer (z23) because it was listed as linux compatible from the old elinux web site. Worst mistake I ever made. This printer and Chyrsler motor vehicles go hand-in-hand as poor excuses for what they are supposed to be: printers and cars respectively. I am now the proud owner of n HP-6210 all-in-1 and GM vehicles and all working great with Linux.

    Forget Lexmark until they either really do support Linux or open source their drivers.

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Beans
    319
    Distro
    Kubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

    Re: HOWTO: Lexmark Printers

    THANK YOU!


    I did the same steps as in post 1, except using the z35 driver (I have a z25 printer) and it works great now!

    I also had to use the command sudo /etc/init.d/cupsys restart to get it to show up in the printing manager.

    Thanks again!

  8. #18
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Beans
    72
    Distro
    Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

    Re: HOWTO: Lexmark Printers

    Thanks for this howto! It's one of the smoothest I've used from this site.

    My comments below seem a bit pedantic but I just thought, keeping it simple enough for everyone, in-keeping with the style of this site, maybe add some points to the howto?

    I had to sudo apt-get install alien first.

    When I run alien I get a warning about ownership of files, because you didn't tell me to run it as root, so I went back and did "sudo alien"

    That said, it's probably still the howto where the output I got differed least from what I was expecting, if you see what I mean. Which might be partly because I'm using breezy.

  9. #19
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Wales, UK
    Beans
    113

    Re: HOWTO: Lexmark Printers

    Excellent, it works
    My is Lexmark X1180 is working great now, although it is printing a little on the slow side. Anyone know how to speed things up?

  10. #20
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Ronneby, Sweden
    Beans
    23
    Distro
    Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

    Re: HOWTO: Lexmark Printers

    Quote Originally Posted by michellembrodeur
    I found this for the z35 somewhere else on these forums.

    it work no problem for a Z35

    OK, this will take some skill on your part, but it can be done.

    First, log in as root and download the drivers from

    http://downloads.lexmark.com/cgi-per...e=&fileID=1242

    Make a directory and put the Lexmark driver in it... Let's assume we named it LEX, and that folder is sitting in /root OK? (in all of the commands, you do not type the # key, this is just to signify the prompt)

    OK, so we have moved the driver into the folder now, and we will go into the folder by opening a command prompt and typing:

    # cd /root/LEX

    We will now extract the archive by typing the following command:

    # tar -xzvf CJLZ35LE-CUPS-2.0-1.TAR.GZ

    This now leaves us with a shell script rpm installer called lexmarkz35-CUPS-2.0-1.gz.sh... not very useful to a Debian distribution like Xandros, so now comes the fun part...We will make another directory now, and extract the files into it...

    # mkdir lextemp

    # tail -n +143 lexmarkz35-CUPS-2.0-1.gz.sh | gzip -cd | tar xvf - -C lextemp

    Now we will enter the lextemp directory and convert the rpm files, since Xandros should not use rpms unless absolutely necessary.

    # cd lextemp

    # alien -t *.rpm


    Next, we will use the tar command to extract the files to their proper place.

    # tar -zxf lexmarkz35-CUPS-2.0.tgz -C /

    # tar -zxf z35llpddk-2.0.tgz -C /

    Now for some editing... type the following commands in the order shown below..

    # cd /usr/local/z35llpddk/utility

    # ln -s auckUS.lut bnsi1.lut

    # cd /usr/lib

    # ln -s liblexz35core.so.0.0.0 liblexz35core.so.0

    # ln -s liblexz35printer.so.0.0.0 liblexz35printer.so.0

    # ln -s liblexz35printjob.so.0.0.0 liblexz35printjob.so.0

    Now to test and see if the driver is working...

    # /usr/lib/cups/backend/z35

    Output should not error out, and give an output similar to this...

    direct z35:/dev/usb/lp0 "Lexmark Inkjet color printer" "Lexmark Printer"

    OK, if all is well, we allign the print heads by typing;

    # /usr/lib/cups/backend/z35 utilities

    Now that the heads are aligned, we can select the printer in the control center by following Launch > Control Center. Once in there in the Periphrial devices section there chould be a setting called printers... highlight printers and then go to add >local printer > Lexmark inkjet color printer and now under the model number one should see an entry for Z35 v 2.0-1... Select that, and then do your test page... Congrats, You're finished!

    Hopefully Xandros will eventually make a Debian installer for this driver, but until then this works pretty well... Best of Luck, and hope this helps..

    the howto worked really find under hoary.
    only problem i have is that i am able to print the testpages with the utility software, but when i add the printer via cups to use it with other applications nothing will happen.

    perhaps someone can help me
    ---------------------------------------

    Do not thank me. someone else came up with it.

    Something to remember, you need both b&W and colour catridages. I have only colour and it will not print black. But windows can use the colour to make black, but not linux. someday hope that willb e fixed.
    I have a Lexmark Z33 so I tried the Z35 driver and everything worked fine until the last instruction:

    $ /usr/lib/cups/backend/z35
    direct z35:/dev/usb/lp0 "Lexmark Inkjet color printer" "Lexmark Printer"

    $ /usr/lib/cups/backend/z35 utilities
    ERROR: Unable to open printer port "/usr/lib/cups/backend/z35": Text file busy

    How can I fix that? Any suggestions?

Page 2 of 71 FirstFirst 12341252 ... LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •