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  1. #691
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    Re: HOWTO: Lexmark Printers

    Quote Originally Posted by VietCanada View Post
    Installing Lexmark x1270 on a desktop with Ubuntu 10.10 amd64 installed.

    I followed the steps outlined here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...=Lexmark+x1270

    At the part where I double clicked on the libstdc++5_3.3.6-17ubuntu1_i386.deb icon to install it, I was informed that it was the wrong version since I have amd64.

    So after some searching around this Link worked.

    What I did:

    1) I installed libstdc++5 from synaptic.

    2) I dl'd and installed getlibs-all.deb by double clicking on it's icon.

    3) I dl'd and installed lexmark.z600-0.4.deb by double clicking on it's icon.

    4) I went to System/Administration/Printing.

    Added my printer from the list and chose
    the z600 colour inkjet driver.

    5) I printed a test page. Now I need to buy ink.
    Worked perfectly on my lexmark x1150

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    Re: HOWTO: Lexmark Printers

    i have a lexmark Z515 and i found no support no where, only previous or other lexmark models supported by Ubuntu. the drivers on either dont work for s**t

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    Re: HOWTO: Lexmark Printers

    Quote Originally Posted by elGSdude View Post
    i have a lexmark Z515 and i found no support no where, only previous or other lexmark models supported by Ubuntu. the drivers on either dont work for s**t
    If you want to complain, go complain to Dell and Lexmark. They are the ones who should provide GNU/Linux drivers.

    Otherwise, have you tried this: http://www.aquarionics.com/journal/2..._debian_linux/ ?

    The link to the driver in it doesn't work and I couldn't find Z515 drivers, however, according to the howto, they use z600cups-1.0-1.gz.sh, i.e. the driver for z600.
    You can find that driver here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ha...exmarkPrinters

    The .deb is quite old, but might still work.
    If it doesn't, it should still be possible to get it to work, by extrac ting the necessary files and following one of the multiple tutorials using them.

    I can eventually remake the .deb for the latest Ubuntu version, as I did in the past.
    Just need to get more important things done in real life at the moment. :/

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    Re: HOWTO: Lexmark Printers

    I don't know if this is the right place to post this, but here goes

    I have a lexmark s301 printer I'm trying to install on 10.10
    I downloaded the driver from Lexmarks site

    lexmark-inkjet-legacy-wJRE-1.0-1.amd64.deb.sh

    It opens a window saying it will install the drivers
    After accepting the license agreement, a new window pops up, saying

    " This operation requires root(administrative) privileges.
    Please enter the administrative password below: "

    but when I do it tells me the password is incorrect? I know I'm entering the correct password, I've even tried it with caps lock on/off number lock on/off and every other way I can think of to enter the same password, but I keep getting the same output.
    My password works when I run synaptic and every other thing that needs root access.

    Anyone have any ideas about this?
    I figure it's a problem with the Lexmark software, but I'm a newb to linux so I don't know how else to do it.
    I tried searching through the install CD for the PPD file, but didn't find anything
    I sent an email to Lexmark's tech support, but who knows how long that will take, so I thought I'd try here.

  5. #695
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    Re: HOWTO: Lexmark Printers

    Ahh, nevermind, I found the answer to this problem here:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...light=nautilus

    Printer works great now

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    Re: HOWTO: Lexmark Printers

    I can confirm that the method given on page 57 of this thread works for a Lexmark X1290. I was able to get it running in linux using the Z600 driver.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...exmark&page=57

    There's just a few little things you need to be aware of:

    -You need libstdc++5 installed, and this can no longer be obtained in one step using sudo apt-get, I think because libstdc++6 supersedes it. You need to do it this way. On 64 bit the following should do the trick
    Code:
    wget  http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/pool/universe/g/gcc-3.3/libstdc++5_3.3.6-20_amd64.deb 
    dpkg-deb -x libstdc++5_3.3.6-20_amd64.deb ia64-libs 
    sudo cp ia64-libs/usr/lib/libstdc++.so.5.0.7 /usr/lib64/ 
     wget  http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/i/ia32-libs/ia32-libs_20090808ubuntu2_amd64.deb 
    dpkg-deb -x ia32-libs_20090808ubuntu2_amd64.deb ia32-libs 
    sudo cp ia32-libs/usr/lib32/libstdc++.so.5.0.7 /usr/lib32/ 
    cd /usr/lib64/ 
    sudo ln -s libstdc++.so.5.0.7 libstdc++.so.5 
    cd /usr/lib32 
    sudo ln -s libstdc++.so.5.0.7 libstdc++.so.5
    On 32 bit this worked for me:
    Code:
    wget  http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/pool/universe/g/gcc-3.3/libstdc++5_3.3.6-20_i386.deb 
    dpkg-deb -x libstdc++5_3.3.6-20_i386.deb libstdc++-files 
    sudo cp libstdc++-files/usr/lib/libstdc++.so.5.0.7 /usr/lib/ 
    cd /usr/lib/ 
    sudo ln -s libstdc++.so.5.0.7 libstdc++.so.5
    -the guide on page 57 says in step B-4 you should get some output after running ./z600
    I got no output, even after editing /etc/fstab, but the method still worked.

    If you edited fstab and the computer hangs at startup, boot to a command line and just comment out the line you added and all should be well.

    I hope this helps someone, and thanks to ShadowMage for the original method.
    Last edited by TheBigH; June 11th, 2012 at 03:46 AM.

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    Re: HOWTO: Lexmark Printers

    I have finally opted for the ultimate solution.

    I was having all kinds of issues with my Lexmark - hardware related. So I went out and bought an HP deskjet for about $100.

    It took five minutes to unpack it, plug it in and do the 'add printer' thing to get a test page printed. No terminal, no downloading, no work arounds, no searching the net for virtual rubber bands and duct tape. It just works.

    If you can do it, I'd recommend going to HP. The support is terrific. Lexmark is just a pita. You will kick yourself for not doing it sooner.

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    Re: HOWTO: Lexmark Printers

    All credit to and thank you to black hole sun for starting this thread and sharing how to get lexmark printers working in ubuntu.

    Just adding update for what worked to get my old lexmark x1270 working in ubuntu 12.04.

    Referring to https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UsingTheTerminal was very handy for getting to grips of what and how to do simple tasks using Terminal.


    Download and save the driver cjlz600le-cups-1.0-1.tar.gz (which Lexmark calls "Driver for RedHat Linux 9.0") from http://support.lexmark.com using your favorite browser.

    From terminal install alien and libstdc++5 which are z600cups dependencies
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install alien
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install libstdc++5
    To unzip and install driver-give these commands from terminal
    Code:
    $mkdir Lexmark
    $cd Downloads #or location of file downloaded from Lexmark website.
    $mv CJLZ600LE-CUPS-1.0-1.TAR.gz ~/Lexmark
    $cd Lexmark
    $ 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 
    $ sudo alien --scripts -t z600cups-1.0-1.i386.rpm # convert unusable rpm packages to tgz. 
    $ sudo alien --scripts -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
    $ exit
    Then connect printer and switch on and go to settings button at top right of unity desktop click and select printers.
    Click Add
    Select device from list and click forward
    Leaving "Select printer from database" selected choose "Lexmark" and then click forward
    Select Z600 v1.0-1 driver
    Rename device and description to your liking and apply.

    Reboot


    Go printing.
    Last edited by Geezanansa; September 8th, 2012 at 07:18 PM.
    The difference between knowledge and wisdom is knowing what to do or just doing it. I know nothing and get little done.

  9. #699
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    Re: HOWTO: Lexmark Printers

    Thank you very much. I followed the directions step by step and my Lexmark X1195 started to print.

  10. #700
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    Re: HOWTO: Lexmark Printers

    in Ubuntu 12.04, Lexmark X1195 printerpart works now; thank you; after upgrade to Ubuntu 12.10 scannerpart works fine with xscanimage;

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