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Old 02-08-2008, 11:31 AM   #1
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Lexmark Linux Drivers...


I read this thread but it didn't help, as I have an all-in-one printer, and the site given has no drivers for it. Sure, Ubuntu can connect to the printer wirelessly, but it can't print anything to it. I have the original windows drivers on the CD if anyone wants them, but I don't think that'll help my problem.

The actual model is X4550

I noticed people were going around spurting information about that linux driver kit thing. Which one out of the two versions should I download? or is there a debian package for it somewhere?
 
Old 02-10-2008, 05:09 AM   #2
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There is a driver kit that you could try, but it appears that the install package is for rpm based distros only: http://www.lexmark.com/lexmark/seque...0.html#install

You could try to convert it to a .deb using Alien. This may or may not work.
 
Old 02-10-2008, 01:19 PM   #3
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There is a driver kit that you could try, but it appears that the install package is for rpm based distros only: http://www.lexmark.com/lexmark/seque...0.html#install

You could try to convert it to a .deb using Alien. This may or may not work.
Where do I get alien? Or should I just search alien from the synaptic manager?
 
Old 02-10-2008, 01:28 PM   #4
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should I just search alien from the synaptic manager?
Yes.
And sometimes it is faster just to try what "feels intuitive" / "seems obvious" before posting another Q
 
Old 02-10-2008, 01:53 PM   #5
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Yes.
And sometimes it is faster just to try what "feels intuitive" / "seems obvious" before posting another Q
Sorry >< I may be somewhat advanced at computers, but I'm no good at the back-end. I'll go try it via the live CD and post the results.
 
Old 02-10-2008, 02:35 PM   #6
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I made them, but you can only have one installed at a time. Granted, having these alone will not allow you to connect to your printer. I suggest taking a look at the readme included with the Z55SampleLPRng-2.0-1.tar.gz file found on this page.

http://iyeru.p1networks.net/deb/

I'm to lazy to do it myself, so I'll stay on Windows, thank you very much.
 
Old 02-10-2008, 03:50 PM   #7
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I'm to lazy to do it myself, so I'll stay on Windows,thank you very much.
That is fine.
Be happy with the OS of your choosing.
But at least you have a choice
 
Old 02-10-2008, 03:53 PM   #8
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That is fine.
Be happy with the OS of your choosing.
But at least you have a choice
But I'm not really happy with it. Now if ReactOS worked properly, I'd use it.
 
Old 03-16-2008, 12:16 AM   #9
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Even though I'll be double posting...

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A person I spoke to said that an old version of Ubuntu works with the all-in-one printers, and the new Ubuntu doesn't. Is this true or not?

It would be nice to know for development in support for such printers as mine.
 
Old 04-04-2008, 11:44 AM   #10
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I made them, but you can only have one installed at a time. Granted, having these alone will not allow you to connect to your printer. I suggest taking a look at the readme included with the Z55SampleLPRng-2.0-1.tar.gz file found on this page.

http://iyeru.p1networks.net/deb/

I'm to lazy to do it myself, so I'll stay on Windows, thank you very much.
you can't get there from here - could you correct plnetworks url?
 
Old 04-04-2008, 03:35 PM   #11
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Ok If you cannot get a direct connection,I have read this thread and your ubuntu thread on this machine, then you have to make a printer server to which you can spool the print jobs to. And I cannot get any deeper then that with you because you have not provided enough information about your Lan set up to advise you as to how to network the workstation(s) to the network printer.

For example we need to know if your router is using static or DHCP ips. What is the OS of the network printer?

Have you tried using samba?
 
Old 04-05-2008, 01:38 PM   #12
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sorry, i wasn't being specific. this web page http://iyeru.p1networks.net/deb/ seems to no longer exist. i was following the thread in hopes of getting a lexmark 6250 allin1 to work on fc6. after visiting the sane site, i see that this is not possible.
 
Old 09-07-2008, 10:29 AM   #13
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Yeah, I'm sorry about that, I changed providers for hosting. I no longer have the deb file either. The deb file is actually just the RPM changed with alien basically.

The lexmark website NO LONGER carries the RPMs for the LDK, sorry.
 
  


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