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Old 12-10-2004, 01:06 PM   #1
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Drivers for Dell A940 all-in-one


I have the A940 printer, does anyone know any drivers that will let it work in linux, or some kind of work around?
 
Old 12-10-2004, 05:14 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 12-11-2004, 10:11 PM   #3
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Does anyone know where I can find drivers for x5150 or 5150 then, because I have looked around and drivers for the 5250 are abundant, but...
 
Old 12-12-2004, 04:37 PM   #4
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Try the lexmark development drivers.

http://www.lexmark.com/US/products/info/linux/

good luck.
 
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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?
 
Old 12-12-2004, 06:12 PM   #6
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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
Not necessarily, just because the printers are are based on the same model doesn't mean they are identical.

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Does this mean I'm getting close?
I think it means you simply don't have the proper driver, but, you are communicating with the printer which is a good sign.
good luck.
 
Old 12-16-2004, 06:38 PM   #7
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Ok, so I found a printer driver off the lexmark site that a googled website swears works on the A940, however, it was "verified" on red hat 9 and when I try and run it I get,
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 ./zlexinstall: error while loading shared libraries: libtcl8.3.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
The program returned an error code (127)
however, I tried rpm seek and it didnt' return any packages containing libtcl8.3.so that are for a SUSE 9.1, what should I do?
 
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First see if you have a static library installed, try this.

locate libtcl8.3.so

Post the results. If it is installed in a static form you may be able to symlink it to a dynamic form.
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Old 12-16-2004, 09:36 PM   #9
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Yeah, so I don't have it on my system.
 
Old 12-17-2004, 05:23 PM   #10
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Do you have it on your install cd's? Do you have all the develoment packages installed?
good luck.
 
Old 12-17-2004, 07:23 PM   #11
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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.
 
Old 12-20-2004, 06:50 AM   #12
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This might be what you need, I'm just googling libtcl, this is one of the hits.

http://rpm.nogin.org/libtcl.so.html

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Old 01-01-2005, 04:27 PM   #13
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I tried an rpm compiled for redhat 6.2, and YaST wouldn't let me install.
 
Old 01-02-2005, 05:22 PM   #14
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You could try installing it from source.

http://www.tcl.tk/software/tcltk/downloadnow84.html

good luck.
 
Old 01-24-2005, 12:36 PM   #15
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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.
 
  


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