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Old 04-23-2010, 08:30 AM   #1
lalondejimmy
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printer install


hello,newbee here and need help with installing printer.Have a lexmark pro205 and have no ideal how to install.tried myself but need help in layman terms because I'm not even good with computers in general.Thank you to any help..........lalondejimmy
 
Old 04-23-2010, 08:38 AM   #2
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What distro (version) of Linux are you using? What tool did you use to install the printer and what exactly happened?

Regardless, I prefer to always use the CUPS browser interface (Open a browser and enter "localhost:631") When you select "add printer", your printer may be detected--regardless, go thru the steps and see if your printer is listed in the available drivers.

Also, check here:
http://www.linuxfoundation.org/colla...s/openprinting
 
Old 04-23-2010, 08:48 AM   #3
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I'm using freespire and tried the control panel way but my printer was not on the list so I picked other and seem to get no where.I'll try what you advised and see what happens Thanks....
 
Old 04-23-2010, 02:20 PM   #4
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100% off-topic, but: Freespire is hands-down the worst distro I ever tried---plus I'm not sure they are even still active.

Consider trying something more mainstream--eg in the top 10 to 20 here: http://distrowatch.com (look at the hit list rt side, scroll down a bit.)
 
Old 05-01-2010, 04:34 PM   #5
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thanks for replies although I have to admit 65 plus views and 3 replies WTF to others and thank you for the ones who contribute info.They are the ones that make this forum usable....Jim
 
  


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