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The dell printers are mostly lexmark clones which doesn't have very good support for linux. You might have some luck at the lexmark site with the development drivers. I believe the a940 is based on the lexmark 5150, or x5150. Sorry to be no more help.
Yeah, so they have no linux drivers, I was able to find out that apparently the x5150 will work w/ the built in drivers for lexmark z55, so shouldn't that be the same for the a940, however, when I tried to configure my printer z55 wasn't in the list, so I tried z53. It made noise and sucked a page part way in but didn't print anything. Does this mean I'm getting close?
I ran a search of my installation CD and came up with nothing, my computer is currently searching the ftp installation site that I added to get some stuff they left off the CD, although I am fairly certain it isn't there either. Unfortunately, I am flying home for Christmas break from college tommorrow, and taking my computer with me is impractical not sure what I'm gonna do about that, but if you have any ideas I will write them down and try them out when I get back from break.
Ok, so back at school, and I managed to deal w/ the dependencies by using libtcl8.4.so and libtk8.4.so and just making symbolic links to them, and it seemed to work. However, when I ran the installation script, it said uncompressing printer driver and then just stopped, no new files in the folder or anything, and I'm not sure what to do next.