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Old 08-02-2009, 07:36 PM   #1
Allecapa
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Unhappy Lexmark USB Printer compatibility with Ubuntu 9.04


I use my printer a lot, and since switching to Ubuntu I find I can't use it anymore. I've tried a fair few things and none of them seem to work so far. If anyone could help me out here, that'd be great.
Thanks in advance.
 
Old 08-02-2009, 07:42 PM   #2
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Sure we can help. But it'd be nice if you posted the exact model of the printer. You could also try and search for "Lexmark Model # linux" and see if anything comes up. Also, just to get it out of the way, you can run
Code:
lsusb
so we can confirm that you computer at least sees the printer (please post the output within CODE tags =) )
 
Old 08-02-2009, 07:47 PM   #3
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Sure we can help. But it'd be nice if you posted the exact model of the printer. You could also try and search for "Lexmark Model # linux" and see if anything comes up. Also, just to get it out of the way, you can run
Code:
lsusb
so we can confirm that you computer at least sees the printer (please post the output within CODE tags =) )
The printer model is X5650. Forgot to include that.
Code:
allecapa@ashley-desktop:~$ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 043d:013f Lexmark International, Inc. 
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:2524 Standard Microsystems Corp. USB MultiSwitch Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 058f:9360 Alcor Micro Corp. 8-in-1 Media Card Reader
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
For your convenience.
Thanks Meson.
 
Old 08-02-2009, 08:00 PM   #4
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Well, I should have state this before, but AFAIK, Lexmark printers are known not to do very well under linux. I set out up one time with the driver for a completely different Lexmark printer (worked well though). Unfortunately I don't even see your printer listed here: http://www.openprinting.org/printer_...i?make=Lexmark

You can try setting it up with a driver for a reasonably similar model. (In my case the models were not similar in the slightest =) )
 
Old 08-02-2009, 08:10 PM   #5
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Well, I should have state this before, but AFAIK, Lexmark printers are known not to do very well under linux. I set out up one time with the driver for a completely different Lexmark printer (worked well though). Unfortunately I don't even see your printer listed here: http://www.openprinting.org/printer_...i?make=Lexmark

You can try setting it up with a driver for a reasonably similar model. (In my case the models were not similar in the slightest =) )
Alright, thanks anyway.
 
  


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