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Old 07-27-2007, 04:19 AM   #1
Jodilynn0303
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Unhappy Trying to install a Lexmark Z13 Printer


To my HP Pavilion ZE4900 Laptop. I have tried everything :-( I went to the lexmark site and got the driver but it says that it has problems installing it. I really need this printer today and am so lost on how to get it working. The printer was given to me by a friend and it was working fine on his computer. Help?
 
Old 07-27-2007, 07:53 AM   #2
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Hi,

found this on linux-printing

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http://openprinting.org/show_printer...um=Lexmark-Z13

So it...

Ultra-cheap (40$) inkjet printer, allows only to use one cartridge at a time, either 3-color (32$) or black (29$). Coming with only a colour cartridge and Lexmark cartridges being known to be expensive this printer is a very expensive solution in terms of the per-page cost. In addition probably the mechanics is very flimsy. I (Till) have the Z22 in my test rack and this model is already bad enough, and in addition, a simple calculation tells you that they sell you the mechanics for only 8 bucks, assuming that the cartridge coming with the printer is not a half-full starter cartridge. So one can even not recommend this printer to Windows users.

Unfortunately, there is no free software driver, but Lexmark provides a Linux/x86 binary-only driver. To get it, simply follow the "Drivers" link on the home page. The drivers issued by Lexmark do not contain any CUPS or PDQ configuration file, so use them either with LPD or with my Lexmark Foomatic Kit. Download it, uncompress it, and follow the instructions of its README file. Due to having access to all options of the driver it leads even to a better printout quality than the Lexmark driver with its original configuration software.
 
  


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