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Old 04-14-2002, 06:54 AM   #1
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Question Anyone have the CUPS-Lexmark kit?


Hi,
I am trying to configure my RH7.2 to print to my Lexmark Z12 over USB.
The only route I have found trawling through Google etc is to install CUPS then download and install the lexmark-cups-kit.
The link for this is always
http://mandrakesoft.com/~tkamppeter/...ups-kit.tar.gz

However this appears to have expired - I just get 'The client cannot connect, contact Administrator' message.

Does anyone have a valid location for this file or a copy they can mail me?

TIA
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Old 04-14-2002, 06:57 AM   #2
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Forgot to mention,
I have installed cups!
My printer is being recognized on the /dev/usb/lp0 as 'Lexmark? Color Inkjet' - so I presume my device is configured.
Using the standard printconf-gui with a Lexmark 3200 driver I get some garbled output from the printer - so I guess I just need the right driver!

TIA
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Old 04-14-2002, 07:33 AM   #3
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Have a look at gimp-print, it has excellent drivers. Make sure you read the instructions and compile in cups support.
 
Old 04-14-2002, 07:44 AM   #4
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I had a look at gimp-print, however it doesn't appear to offer support for the Lexmark Z12 ((according to the 'suported printer' on the website.
Will one of the others work?

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Old 04-14-2002, 07:54 AM   #5
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Only one way to find out, give it a go and if one works send them feedback.
 
Old 04-14-2002, 09:04 AM   #6
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Installed gimp-print (compiled with the cups option).
This gives me the new drivers in CUPS.
However none of them produce any output from the Z12. A few of them make the data light on the printer come on - but then lock the printer.
I believe the Z12 uses a proprietry GDI driver and as such does not respond well to PCL/PJL/ASCII etc.

Any other suggestions gratefully received!

TIA
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Old 04-14-2002, 10:55 AM   #7
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I'm sorry to say that it dosn't look good for your lexmark printer....I did a quick google and came up with this,
this and this. It looks as if you have a winprinter.
 
Old 04-14-2002, 11:32 AM   #8
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Nevermind eh!
Guess I'll have to write the driver myself..... except I wouldn't know where to start!!

Thanks for the help though.

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Old 12-06-2002, 04:14 AM   #9
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Question Re: Anyone have the CUPS-lexmark kit?

I have a Lexmark z12 printer too... I have not had any luck either, if you figure it out let me know what to do, and if i figure it out i will post it just the same....
 
Old 12-09-2002, 08:06 PM   #10
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Check out http://www.easysw.com
 
  


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