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Old 01-08-2013, 06:07 PM   #1
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Ubuntu (lm14-cinnamon) and Lexmark E260


I have, Linux 3.5.0-17-generic #28-Ubuntu SMP Tue Oct 9 19:32:08 UTC 2012 i686 athlon i686 GNU/Linux, aka Linux Mint 14, 32 bit, Cinnamon DE which installs a very basic driver for my networked Lexmark E260dn toner based printer. Too basic; can not change options. Ubuntu 12.04 also did NOT have a good driver.
BUT the no longer supported LM11.04 did. That driver was great, allowed me to look and change "properties" with ease. What has happened to printer drivers? No longer CUPS?
Anyway, how to fix?
P.S., downloaded and installed the driver from Lexmark and was told by the installer that I already had that driver installed. Do not want to go back to ver. 11, aka kernel 2.6.x, but I need this printer working for my business.
 
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Lexmark have a terrible reputation here. I know somebody who did tech support, and have talked to cartridge refillers.

That aside, you can try installing the wonderful driver on the later distro?
 
Old 01-09-2013, 05:47 PM   #3
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Thanks for for the reply, business kid.

As you may have noticed in my second paragraph, I've already installed two, now three, distros and thay all fail. However, LM11 did not fail.
Therefore, the question remains; what changed? Knowing that I may be able to downgrade the sw so as to again print. I'd use LM11 but it's really getting long-in-the-tooth.
 
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It just depends on the original setup.
It's mainly the same software, it's all configurable. I never have had to change distro to get a piece of software to work. I have had to compile stuff, and sometimes couldn't find the required dependencies, but usually just take the one you like and we'll fix it from there.

Get the distro you like, install it, and try to print. Report on the exact problems you have.
 
Old 01-11-2013, 10:02 AM   #5
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Thank you for your interest.
I did as you did not suggest and installed Fedora 17. Works very well. Lexmark E260dn recognized and all options are available for tweeking. So, I think I'll just stick with Fedora for awhile. Thanks for the offer to help.
 
  


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