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    Re: HOWTO: Lexmark Printers

    Quote Originally Posted by black hole sun View Post
    Hello everyone. This is a ubuntu-adopted version of the gentoo howto (which I originally wrote) http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Lexmark_Printers

    Printers that this howto covers (there are many, many others, but these are the printers that have been confirmed to work so far (also note that Dell's printers are merely rebranded Lexmarks):

    With that said, let's get to it!

    The driver we'll be using is the z600 one, which can be found here. Even if your printer isn't a z600 this driver works with a LOT of Lexmark's, so try this driver first.

    Download the driver, save it to a desktop folder such as `lexmark` (I say _folder_ because extracting the driver is a messy process!).

    Obviously, exclude the comments to the right of the hash (#) marks, I include them only to explain the commands.

    Code:
    $ mkdir lexmark
    $ mv CJLZ600LE-CUPS-1.0-1.TAR.gz lexmark # move the package to a folder. optional, but recommended. 
    $ tar -xvzf CJLZ600LE-CUPS-1.0-1.TAR.gz # extract the driver.
    $ tail -n +143 z600cups-1.0-1.gz.sh > install.tar.gz # the sh script is broken for newer systems. use `tail` to extract the binary portion of the script.
    $ tar -xvzf install.tar.gz # extract the contents produced by tail
    $ alien -t z600cups-1.0-1.i386.rpm # convert unusable rpm packages to tgz.
    $ alien -t z600llpddk-2.0-1.i386.rpm # convert unusable rpm packages to tgz.
    $ sudo tar xvzf  z600llpddk-2.0.tgz -C / # extract the tgz's to / putting the files in their right place
    $ sudo tar xvzf z600cups-1.0.tgz -C / # extract the tgz's to / putting the files in their right place
    $ sudo ldconfig # DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP or your printer backend won't find required libraries
    $ cd /usr/share/cups/model
    $ sudo gunzip Lexmark-Z600-lxz600cj-cups.ppd.gz # unzip the ppd, which should _not_ be gzipped
    The driver is now installed. 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:
    If you get no output, mount the usb filesystem.

    Add this to your /etc/fstab file:

    Code:
    usbfs         /proc/bus/usb usbfs   devgid=14,devmode=0660 0 0
    Then just type: sudo mount usbfs. That should fix it.

    Now simply set up your printer through the System->Administration->Printing in gnome. Make sure you select the z600 driver, and you're golden.

    For KDE users...well, you'll have to use whatever printer dialogue that KDE provides.

    There you have it! If you need any help, post to this thread.

    Hi there,
    Here's my terminal result...

    john@john-laptop:~$ mkdir lexmark
    mkdir: cannot create directory `lexmark': File exists
    john@john-laptop:~$ mv CJLZ600LE-CUPS-1.TAR.gz lexmark
    mv: cannot stat `CJLZ600LE-CUPS-1.TAR.gz': No such file or directory
    john@john-laptop:~$


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    Re: HOWTO: Lexmark Printers

    Quote Originally Posted by jwkungfu View Post
    john@john-laptop:~$ mkdir lexmark
    mkdir: cannot create directory `lexmark': File exists
    you have already a directory named "lexmark" in your home (/home/john/lexmark/

    Quote Originally Posted by jwkungfu View Post
    john@john-laptop:~$ mv CJLZ600LE-CUPS-1.TAR.gz lexmark
    mv: cannot stat `CJLZ600LE-CUPS-1.TAR.gz': No such file or directory
    where have you saved this file? with this command terminal thinks this archive is in your home (/home/john), but if it's in another site, mv can't find it, you have to write his complete path (for example, if the file is in the desktop, that command would mv /home/john/Desktop/CJLZ600LE-CUPS-1.TAR.gz lexmark)

    Really that step can be done easier graphically in nautilus, simply create a new directory, and save the printer driver downloaded in it


    do anyone use this tutorial with lexmark z33? i have no good result
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    Re: HOWTO: Lexmark Printers

    Many thanks,
    It's getting late here, bedtime, I need my beauty sleep!
    I will tackle this later, I've found some Wiki links that might work...?

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    Re: HOWTO: Lexmark Printers

    This how to worked for my Lexmark Z515 and my Z33 jwkungfu, so you don't need the wiki links. Also one thing the writer forgot is that you need to install libstdc++5
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    Re: HOWTO: Lexmark Printers

    Well, I never had to install that libstdc++5. I don't know what I installed before or if Debian (yes, I use Debian) came with it, but I got absolutely no problems when using this HOWTO.
    Anyway, I gotta admit the instructions can be a little confusing but have no major problems.

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    Re: HOWTO: Lexmark Printers

    me sirvio , segui todos los pasos y listo,ahora mi lexmark 1195 esta funcionando, solo hay que tener en cuenta que en la ultima fase debemos navegar hasta donde se encuentra el archivo ppd.

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    Re: HOWTO: Lexmark Printers

    Hello all,
    My name is Herman and I'm a complete linux noob. "Hi Herman"

    I have a LEXMARK X1185 and using the directions I can not get it to work. I am running Ubuntu 8.04. I DL'd the file to my deskstop.

    1st Problem:
    ~$ mv CJLZ600LE-CUPS-1.0-1.TAR.gz lexmark
    mv: cannot stat `CJLZ600LE-CUPS-1.0-1.TAR.gz': No such file or directory


    So I manually moved the file to the lexmark folder created in 'home' directory.

    2nd Problem:
    ~$ tar -xvzf CJLZ600LE-CUPS-1.0-1.TAR.gz
    tar: CJLZ600LE-CUPS-1.0-1.TAR.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
    tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
    tar: Child returned status 2
    tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors


    So I manually extracted the file and a folder 'CJLZ600LE-CUPS-1.0-1' appeared.

    3rd Problem:
    ~$ tail -n +143 z600cups-1.0-1.gz.sh
    tail: cannot open `z600cups-1.0-1.gz.sh' for reading: No such file or directory


    So I dont know what a 'tail' command is. When I manually open i get "gedit has not been able to detect the character coding.
    Please check that you are not trying to open a binary file.
    Select a character coding from the menu and try again."


    I am completely lost can someone help.

    Thanks a bunch.

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    Re: HOWTO: Lexmark Printers

    Is it possible at all to install this Driver on 64-bit or are there any alternatives?

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    Re: HOWTO: Lexmark Printers

    About Lexmark X9575.
    I had a call to Lexmark this day about that. They told me, the only driver for linux is the here described one. This driver doesn't work for it.
    They said, Lexmark DOES NOT support linux because of the very fast changing linux printer subsystem. We should ask the community. After asking for protocol information, I was told, there are no protocol information because of trade secrets.
    So far the calls.
    Seems we are on our own. Bad luck. Any new information is apreciated.

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    Smile Re: HOWTO: Lexmark Printers

    Doogiekd, your suggestion was impecable; Because installing the driver was a breeze yet i my Debian ethc amd64 machine did not access my Lexmark x7350 All in One...Any suggesions as to how i can remedy the situation?

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