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Old 05-12-2008, 10:51 AM   #1
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I'm new to linux(Xubuntu 8.04) I have printing Problems


I'm new to Linux and am using Xubuntu 8.04. I've managed to overcome most problems, such Video, music, but I cant get the printer to work. It' a Lexmark X1180 and I can't find any drivers for it on CUPS. Can anyone advise me. I'll warn you that I'm no computer buff! So far Xubuntu has been fine and stable, unlike XP, but I do need the printer to work if I'm going to persist with the Linux concept.

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help.
 
Old 05-12-2008, 10:54 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ!

Lexmark X1180 is not the luckiest choice, something can be done though.

http://openprinting.org/show_printer...=Lexmark-X1180
 
Old 05-14-2008, 06:33 AM   #3
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Thanks Emerson, I've downloaded but,,,,,,,,

Thanks Emerson, I've downloaded but as said before I'm new to this. I have the file x125-drv-0.2.3.tar.gz but I can't work out how to install from here. If you can give me basic instructions of what do do from here, i hope I can progress in this world of linux. I'm assuming Terminal comes into the equation!.

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Installing from source:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ograms.-45094/

Make sure you read all files named README, INSTALL, etc after unpacking.
 
  


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