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  1. #1
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    Nov 2004
    Madrid, Spain

    HOWTO: Install Lexmark X1100 series

    Firs of all, download the Z600 driver from this link

    Extract the file and rename it from to z600cups-1.0-1.tgz.

    Open it with your favourite text editor and remove the script from the begginig of the file.

    Extract the tar and convert the two rpm packages whit alien ("sudo alien *.rpm")
    Install both packages whit "sudo dpkg -i *.deb" and you got the driver installed.
    Finally install it with the gnome printer dialog and select Lexmark -> X600 1.01 driver.


    NOTE: I had to restart gnome before installing the printer.
    NOTE 2: Sorry for my bad english

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2006

    Question Re: HOWTO: Install Lexmark X1100 series

    I'm having trouble extracting and installing the Z600 driver.
    I've only gotten to the point where to z600cups-1.0-1.tgz has been downloaded to my desktop; after that I'm lost.
    I do not know what script to remove from the beginning of the file, and I don't know to extract the tar and convert the two rpm packages, etc, etc.
    Any help or simplification would be appreciated.

    Thank you

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2006

    Re: HOWTO: Install Lexmark X1100 series

    It seems like there's a few steps missing in this HOWTO on installing a printer driver for the Lexmark X1100. To add more complexity I'm running AMD64 version of Ubuntu.

    So please post more details steps on setting this up.


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2006

    Re: HOWTO: Install Lexmark X1100 series

    The instructions on this thread didn't work for my X1150, but the ones on the following page did:

  5. #5
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    Dec 2006

    Re: HOWTO: Install Lexmark X1100 series

    There is a simple way to get lexmark x1100 series working....

    go to: http://localhost:631

    add a new printer, on the step where you have to choose the driver, browse your files and install the file in attach

    now print all you can
    Attached Files Attached Files

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2008

    Re: HOWTO: Install Lexmark X1100 series

    I tried the to install it using the custom ppd file but when I try to print a test page I have an error message saying :
    Lexmark_X1100_Series_USB_1 (Default Printer) "Can't write page 1 header"
    Has anyone else had any luck with this?
    Last edited by alexandrupop; February 7th, 2009 at 10:29 AM.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2009

    Re: HOWTO: Install Lexmark X1100 series

    Hi, I had a lot of trouble with this, but finally got it working.
    I had your problem andrupop, but follow this exactly and it should fix it.

    First check "libstdc++5" and "libstdc++6" files are installed. Go system -> administration -> synaptic package manager,
    search for libstdc, mark the two files for installation if not already installed, and click apply.

    Then download Z600 linux redhat driver, save to desktop, from here:

    Into terminal type these commands (without $)

    $ cd ~/Desktop
    $ mkdir lexmark
    $ mv CJLZ600LE-CUPS-1.0-1.TAR.gz lexmark
    $ cd ~/Desktop/lexmark
    $ tar -xvzf CJLZ600LE-CUPS-1.0-1.TAR.gz
    $ tail -n +143 > install.tar.gz
    $ tar -xvzf install.tar.gz
    Install "alien" program, if it is not already installed, then do:

    $ alien -t z600cups-1.0-1.i386.rpm
    $ alien -t z600llpddk-2.0-1.i386.rpm
    $ sudo tar xvzf  z600llpddk-2.0.tgz -C /
    $ sudo tar xvzf z600cups-1.0.tgz -C /
    $ sudo ldconfig
    $ cd /usr/share/cups/model
    $ sudo gunzip Lexmark-Z600-lxz600cj-cups.ppd.gz
    Then in a fresh terminal do:
    $/etc/rc2.d/S19cupsys restart
    [but if this gives you an error message type in:
    [$ /etc/init.d/cups restart
    then do:

    $ cd /usr/lib/cups/backend
    $ ./z600
    If you get output "direct z600:/dev/usb/lp0 "Lexmark Lexmark Z600 Series" "Lexmark Printer" " then it is great, miss the next bit.
    If you get no output, then:
    $ sudo gedit /etc/fstab
    and copy and paste to the bottom of the document the words: "usbfs         /proc/bus/usb usbfs   devgid=14,devmode=0660 0 0"
    -without the quotation marks, and then in terminal do:
    $ sudo mount usbfs
    Now hopefully your driver is installed and ready,
    so go system -> administration -> printing,
    click New,
    choose printer from list,
    close the "searching for drivers" or wait for it to finish,
    check the "provide ppd file"
    and browse for it in /usr/share/cups/model
    then follow the instructions to name the printer etc and you are done!

    EDIT: Since updating to karmic...
    Hi, I've not used this for ages,
    but updated to karmic and found my printer did not work.
    I've managed to get it to work by deleting the printer from Administration>Printing
    and starting over..

    This time I had to install libstdc++5 manually as it's not on karma
    from here
    and choose your architecture (if you choose the wrong one it'll tell you when you try to install after downloading) then continent

    I then did the process, but this wasn't the end, as i got some error messages and could not print.

    it seemed to set the wrong permissions for some files and thus i was told that filter was insecure etc

    so to change the files to the correct user (of root)
    type into terminal
    sudo -s
    chown root [FILE]
    chgrp root [FILE]

    and replace the word [FILE] with these files and directories:

    and do both commands for each file,
    hope this gets your printer working!
    Last edited by newonlinux; November 2nd, 2009 at 09:27 PM. Reason: update to karmic

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2007

    Re: HOWTO: Install Lexmark X1100 series

    There is no libstdc++5 package in Karmic. What to do now?

    (I'm on amd64)

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2009

    Re: HOWTO: Install Lexmark X1100 series

    click this link and click on your area


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