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  1. #61
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    Exclamation Re: HOWTO: Lexmark Printers

    OOPS!!! I now see that this thread applies to Hoary (5.04) and there is an updated version for BREEZY (5.10): http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthre...exmark+printer

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    Question Re: HOWTO: Lexmark Printers

    Hi,
    tried this got as far as the ALIEN command but get error

    Bash shell no alien command or something like that

    what went wrong. ?

    thanks

    Jock

    Please ignore I was following the wrong set of instructions (5.10 needed) and didnt see the link to the relevant alterations .

    thanks

    Jock
    Last edited by jockjunior; December 3rd, 2005 at 02:38 PM.

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    Re: HOWTO: Lexmark Printers

    Try:
    sudo apt-get install alien

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    Re: HOWTO: Lexmark Printers

    Yes thanks that did it.

    duh.........


    jock

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    Re: HOWTO: Lexmark Printers

    hi every one i am new to linux.

    could anyone please help i have no printer it show it in the printer set up thing see told you i was new lol.
    and i have set it for usb lexmark z517 it gives me sugested driver,but not a thing happends when i do a test page.
    if anyone could help me with this it would be great.
    please dont forget i am a noob at linux ubuntu so please make it in easy turms for me to understand.

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    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.

    Hi guys, thanks for your work so far, but i still got a problem:

    I got a Z35 and i tried everything i quoted so far but every time i want to test it i get this answer:
    /usr/lib/cups/backend/z35: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

    My printer gets the order to print but it simply refuses to work. I do not know why but i help that there is help anywhere out there.

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    Re: HOWTO: Lexmark Printers

    Sorry, i just installed libstcd++5 and now everything just works perfectly.


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    Re: HOWTO: Lexmark Printers

    Hi, sorry to disturb again, but now, after a few days i tried to print a very important paper but the printer simply refused to work. He gets the job to print but he simply spits out the sheet.

    I tried: /usr/lib/cups/backend/z35 utilities
    and i got this as an answer: ERROR: Unable to open printer port "/usr/lib/cups/backend/z35": Text file busy


    Please help me.....i´m simply

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    Re: HOWTO: Lexmark Printers

    I had to use another USB port to get my z515 work but its awesome.

    Is there some app to see how many tint I have and so on?

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    Re: HOWTO: Lexmark Printers

    Dude! I just got my X1185 working in about 5 minutes using your HOWTO! Much thanks, you ROCK!!!

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