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Old 10-31-2006, 11:08 PM   #1
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How Do I install Lexmark Printer


I have a Lexmark Printer and need to install it. I called Lexmark and they said they do not support Linux. I have been told to use the Z55 printer driver for my X5150 printer. How do I install it?
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Old 11-01-2006, 08:17 AM   #2
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Check this link....

http://linuxprinting.org/show_printe...=Lexmark-x5150

Lucky for you that printer is "Mostly supported" My Lexmark X1150 is a paperweight in linux.... still shopping around for a good cheap all in one that will work with ubuntu and fedora

Good Luck!
 
Old 11-01-2006, 10:44 AM   #3
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Here's how I got my Lexmark to work. I went to Wal-mart and bought a HP printer and installed it and gave the lexmark to my kids!
 
Old 11-01-2006, 11:01 AM   #4
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Lexmark and Linux...

Unfortunately Lexmark, to my knowledge, does not support Linux. I have given up on Lexmark, and bought another printer. HP works like a charm.
linuxprinting is an excellent site for printers on Linux.
 
Old 11-01-2006, 01:12 PM   #5
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I have a Lexmark Printer and need to install it. I called Lexmark and they said they do not support Linux. I have been told to use the Z55 printer driver for my X5150 printer. How do I install it?
Ted
Try this site which worked extremely well for my Canon Pixma
http://www.turboprint.de/english.html
They might have Lexmark suggestions.
 
Old 12-22-2006, 06:47 PM   #6
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Unfortunately Lexmark, to my knowledge, does not support Linux. I have given up on Lexmark, and bought another printer. HP works like a charm.
linuxprinting is an excellent site for printers on Linux.
Yes they do. I have a Lexmark E232 that came with a CD with Linux drivers on it. I can print from most applications under Fedora, and for those that can't talk to the Lexmark printer driver, I installed a "HP LaserJet 4" driver to handle the PostScript/PCL language conversion.

This may or may not help the original poster, as Lexmark's driver support exists - it's just woeful.
 
Old 12-30-2006, 02:47 PM   #8
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A possible Solution

Hi There

I too have a Lexmark 5150 so here's what I did btw I am using Fedora 6 and I have installed cups and using the frontend interface localhost:631

1 : Download the Z55 Driver for Linux from the Lexmark Website
2 : Create the following directory temp_lex
3 : tar -xvf CJLZ55LE-CUPS-1.0-1.tar.gz
4 : tail -n +143 lexmarkz55-CUPS-1.0-1.gz.sh | gzip -cd | tar xvf - -C temp_lex
5 : cd temp_lex
6 : rpm -Uvh z55llpddk-2.0-2.i386.rpm lexmarkz55-CUPS-1.0-1.i386.rpm
7 : Install your Lexmark 5150 and from the driver list you should see a driver for a Z55.

Works very well for me...

Sea-Bass
 
Old 11-06-2007, 02:19 PM   #9
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Hi There

I too have a Lexmark 5150 so here's what I did btw I am using Fedora 6 and I have installed cups and using the frontend interface localhost:631

1 : Download the Z55 Driver for Linux from the Lexmark Website
2 : Create the following directory temp_lex
3 : tar -xvf CJLZ55LE-CUPS-1.0-1.tar.gz
4 : tail -n +143 lexmarkz55-CUPS-1.0-1.gz.sh | gzip -cd | tar xvf - -C temp_lex
5 : cd temp_lex
6 : rpm -Uvh z55llpddk-2.0-2.i386.rpm lexmarkz55-CUPS-1.0-1.i386.rpm
7 : Install your Lexmark 5150 and from the driver list you should see a driver for a Z55.

Works very well for me...

Sea-Bass
Can someone post a link to where to get the drivers?
 
Old 11-07-2007, 04:15 AM   #10
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http://downloads.lexmark.com/cgi-per...s_group=Redhat

HTH
 
  


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