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chas1 03-23-2009 08:34 AM

Problem installing Lexmark x4975 printer on Fedora 10 using Dell Inspiron 1720
 
I am new to Linux having just recently installed Fedora 10 on my Dell Inspiron 1720. I bought a Lexmark x4975 wireless printer which comes with an installation disk for windows and Mac only. Any ideas how I can install the printer on my linux setup?

John VV 03-24-2009 08:03 PM

that could be "fun " is the printer bluetooth or what ?

when you plug it in and connect everything then reboot dose fedora see it .
dose cups see it
System / Administration / printing

michaelk 03-24-2009 08:49 PM

Unfortunately Lexmark printers are not linux friendly. A quick search did not find any support for your printer.

chas1 03-28-2009 11:23 AM

Lexmark, CUPS
 
Thanks for the responses.

The printer is WIFI not bluetooth ie it operates via my wireless router from any PC set up to use it. I currently have Windows and MAC pcs working with this printer thanks to a Lexmark setup disk and gui (which won't run on Linux).

CUPS sees it as a 4900 series printer but cannot provide the correct driver. I get as far as the print test page but nothing happens at the printer.

I have tried this with both wireless and usb connectivity without success.


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