Page 1 of 9 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 81

Thread: HOWTO: Lexmark z605 (and possibly other 600 series)

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Syracuse, UT
    Beans
    2
    Distro
    Ubuntu Breezy 5.10

    HOWTO: Lexmark z605 (and possibly other 600 series)

    Ubuntu Breezy with a lexmark z605
    Modified HOWTO from http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=49714 to work with breezy

    Dependencies:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install alien # rpm to deb converter
    sudo apt-get install libstdc++5 # (breezy come with v6 but you need v5 for compatibility)
    1. Download the driver from lexmark's site (CJLZ600LE-CUPS-1.0-1.TAR.gz)

    2. Run though the following commands
    Code:
    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.
    tar -xvzf install.tar.gz # extract the contents produced by tail
    sudo alien -t z600cups-1.0-1.i386.rpm # convert unusable rpm packages to tgz.
    sudo 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 # refresh ubuntu to see the new libraries
    cd /usr/share/cups/model
    sudo gunzip Lexmark-Z600-lxz600cj-cups.ppd.gz # unzip the ppd, which should _not_ be gzipped
    sudo /etc/rc2.d/S19cupsys restart #The driver is now installed. Restart the cups daemon.
    3. Now we run:
    Code:
    /usr/lib/cups/backend/z600
    You should be something like:
    Code:
    direct z600:/dev/usb/lp0 "Lexmark  Lexmark Z600 Series" "Lexmark Printer"
    4.Now simply set up your printer using the new z600 driver. (ie: in GNOME: System->Administration->Printing)
    Last edited by tapH20guru; October 28th, 2005 at 11:19 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Beans
    349
    Distro
    Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail

    Smile Re: HOWTO: Lexmark z605 (and possibly other 600 series)

    These instructions worked for me in installing a Lexmark Z55, although some of the file names in the Z55 driver are not entirely parallel with those in the Z600's. When testing the backend (executing z55), I got no output at all, but the printer still seems to work just fine.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Beans
    13
    Distro
    Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon

    Re: HOWTO: Lexmark z605 (and possibly other 600 series)

    I was having problems getting a Dell 720 (repackaged Lexmark 615) that my roommate gave me for free working. I followed all the steps but the driver didn't output anything and the printer wouldn't work.

    Ubuntu automatically pointed the printer to usb://Dell/Photo%20Printer%20720, but cups was complaining that the device did not exist. Finally, after a lot of hair pulling, I switched it to /dev/usb/lp0 and changed the permissions and I am now printing. I am worried that there is a security issue in my solution though. Is that okay? And how else should I go about fixing it?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Beans
    2

    Cool Re: HOWTO: Lexmark z605 (and possibly other 600 series)

    Quote Originally Posted by tapH20guru
    Ubuntu Breezy with a lexmark z605
    Modified HOWTO from http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=49714 to work with breezy

    Dependencies:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install alien # rpm to deb converter
    sudo apt-get install libstdc++5 # (breezy come with v6 but you need v5 for compatibility)
    1. Download the driver from lexmark's site (CJLZ600LE-CUPS-1.0-1.TAR.gz)

    2. Run though the following commands
    Code:
    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.
    tar -xvzf install.tar.gz # extract the contents produced by tail
    sudo alien -t z600cups-1.0-1.i386.rpm # convert unusable rpm packages to tgz.
    sudo 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 # refresh ubuntu to see the new libraries
    cd /usr/share/cups/model
    sudo gunzip Lexmark-Z600-lxz600cj-cups.ppd.gz # unzip the ppd, which should _not_ be gzipped
    sudo /etc/rc2.d/S19cupsys restart #The driver is now installed. Restart the cups daemon.
    3. Now we run:
    Code:
    /usr/lib/cups/backend/z600
    You should be something like:
    Code:
    direct z600:/dev/usb/lp0 "Lexmark  Lexmark Z600 Series" "Lexmark Printer"
    4.Now simply set up your printer using the new z600 driver. (ie: in GNOME: System->Administration->Printing)
    Did all that, and got the expected results from ./z600, and the System->Administration->Printing shows my printer (I'd like it to say it's a Z25, but that's a minor issue). However, attempting to print a test page just sits with the paperfeed light blinking forever and nothing comes out. I pushed the paperfeed button, and the blinking stopped, but the paper still doesn't come out.

    Any ideas?

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Beans
    2

    Re: HOWTO: Lexmark z605 (and possibly other 600 series)

    Quote Originally Posted by brucek
    Did all that, and got the expected results from ./z600, and the System->Administration->Printing shows my printer (I'd like it to say it's a Z25, but that's a minor issue). However, attempting to print a test page just sits with the paperfeed light blinking forever and nothing comes out. I pushed the paperfeed button, and the blinking stopped, but the paper still doesn't come out.

    Any ideas?
    Found another thread that used a similar format on a z35 file (CJLZ35LE-CUPS-2.0-1.TAR.GZ), and got farther thru the process. However, somehow the z600 process wouldn't finish and release the printer, so I rebooted and now it works fine!

    Under Windoze, the printer had a tool where you could fine tune the head alignment, but I'm not seeing that in the './z35 utilities' process. Maybe I don't care, tho.

    Anyhow, it's working good enough for me!

    Thanx!
    -bk

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Beans
    1,083
    Distro
    Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon

    Re: HOWTO: Lexmark z605 (and possibly other 600 series)

    This worked perfectly for my z605! Thanks!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Swift Current, Newfoundland, Canada
    Beans
    195
    Distro
    Kubuntu 6.06

    Re: HOWTO: Lexmark z605 (and possibly other 600 series)

    working on a z715 .. but with the other .rpm's... meant for z700 series, when using z715, and maybe other z700 series, with the z600 driver, printing is off-center.
    http://users.cybercity.dk/~dko12479/...2.0-1.i386.rpm
    http://users.cybercity.dk/~dko12479/...1.1-1.i586.rpm
    HOWEVER...
    I am haveing some issues, well, just one... no matter how many leading blank lines in a document, i get the first line of text right on the top edge of the page!
    any help is appreciated.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Basse Normandie, France
    Beans
    18
    Distro
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: HOWTO: Lexmark z605 (and possibly other 600 series)

    I get as far as the download from Lexmark which appears on the Desktop as a Tarball. When I run the command it does not see the download, what have I done wrong??

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Beans
    19
    Distro
    Ubuntu 6.06

    Re: HOWTO: Lexmark z605 (and possibly other 600 series)

    Try 'cd Desktop'.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Basse Normandie, France
    Beans
    18
    Distro
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: HOWTO: Lexmark z605 (and possibly other 600 series)

    Thanks Rouge8 that did the trick !

Page 1 of 9 123 ... 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
  •