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Old 08-02-2003, 09:20 PM   #1
ksgill
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lexmark z605 printer installation


I have a usb lexmark printer. Printer configuration recognizes it correctly as lexmark 600 series printer but it wont print because there is no driver for this printer. Has anyone configured it before..I need your help.
 
Old 08-02-2003, 10:41 PM   #2
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lexmark has very very very poor linux support sadly, and i am also trying to get my z25 to work...but no deals....i even went on the lexmark site, and it says they dont' support the z605, so either a) this is true, or b) the site has been updated lately...
 
Old 08-02-2003, 11:55 PM   #3
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I believe this is true, I googled this problem and not a single hit (with an answer to my problem). On a different note,
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp...washpost/20030
..those bastards . hey guy, I'm moving to halifax..going to dalhousie university.
 
Old 08-03-2003, 02:54 AM   #4
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I've had my lexmark X75 for nearly 2 years now and i have never gotten it to print a page from linux.... There are drivers, however, for the X73... what's that about?!?
I've emailed them about if/when a driver would be released, and got back some crap like "We plan to continue to ignore all our linux users for the foreseeable future. Oh, and we wont even release info so that you can write your own drivers. instead we'll make you illegally reverse-engineer our printers into working, and even then they wont work well... MUHAHAHAHA!!!"
 
Old 09-18-2003, 08:41 PM   #5
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Z600/Z700 Lexmark

I have recently received a lexmark Z700 series, and yes, it is true that Lexmark doesnt support linux drivers as of yet for the Z700/Z600 series. The reason being, they just came out in June of '03. So maybe they will make them hopefully, or, if any one knows of any kind of 3rd party drivers perhaps????
 
Old 10-03-2003, 12:23 AM   #6
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I'm having the same problem. Just bought a z605 which prints fantastic under the XP partition, but no luck with Mdk 9.1 recognition. I tried a couple of other drivers for Lexmark printers and no luck, then went to the website and got a message to the effect of, "Oh, you have an 'other' operating system? Sorry we don't support those." bah! Guess I'll just try every available driver until I get *something*. Unless anyone else comes up with something.
 
Old 10-03-2003, 01:03 AM   #7
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Okay, so I got frustrated and decided to run a Google search, for myself. I had read that other people had done similar searches with no success; and that it was possible the driver was missing because of the newness of the printer. Despite all this, my stubborn streak came out and I typed "lexmark z605 printer driver for linux" and it gave me several choices.

I wasn't expecting any success, but I made a selection that seemed hopeful and found success on my first hit! Lo and behold, this ->> http://support.lexmark.com/en/ldk/Download.htm
sent me to a download page listing z600 and z700 printer drivers. It was the Lexmark Linux Developers webpage. There are also readme files available.

I've downloaded the file and am going to attempt an install. I'll post back with my success or failure. Wish me luck! And good luck to anyone else who tries it!
 
Old 10-06-2003, 02:54 PM   #8
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I have just gotten a Lexmark z705 as a gift, and I would also like to use it from my Mandrake 9.1 partition. It is USB only, but i am not sure if that will make any difference or not.
 
Old 10-14-2003, 09:43 AM   #9
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Exclamation Good news for Lexmark z600 series printer owners

Hey ya'll, good news, Lexmark has released the cups driver for the Lexmark z600 series printer. Hopefully the z700 will be shortly behind. Go here to get the driver...

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Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2003 17:24:03 -0400
From: sns@lexmark.com
Subject: Driver Notification - CJLZ600LE-CUPS-1

Printer Drivers - All Printer Models - Driver Notification Service

--------------------------------------------------------------

The following software is now available for download on Lexmark's web site
at:

http://drivers.lexmark.com/drivers.n...LZ600LE-CUPS-1

Lexmark Z600 Printer Driver for LINUX(R) Systems. Contact [<A
HREF="http://www.lexmark.com/US/corporate/customer/index.html">Technical
Support Center</A>] for support information on this file. These drivers can
be downloaded from this web site free of charge. However, there will be a
fee to cover materials and handling if requested from the Technical Support
Center.

Hope this helps!!!
P
 
Old 10-14-2003, 10:52 AM   #10
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I'm done with Lexmark!

I have a z65 I bought about a year ago ... I really liked the printer (under Win98) and the price was right... unfortunately when I evolved to Linux, I couldn't get it to go... I worked and worked and finally got it to print a full sheet of paper with the word "lexma" on it and a bunch of ascii junk...

I, too emailed customer no-service, simply asking to be notified when linux drivers were available for my printer. The response was something like: "There are no plans to support these printers for Linux users. Upgrading to Windows 98/ME/XP will allow you to use your printer."

Upgrading? LOL .... no, thanks, Lexmark.

I gave the lousy printer to my 11 year old daughter to use with the laptop her school issued her this fall...

ewto
 
Old 12-13-2003, 09:19 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by Sadie Newlinux
Okay, so I got frustrated and decided to run a Google search, for myself. I had read that other people had done similar searches with no success; and that it was possible the driver was missing because of the newness of the printer. Despite all this, my stubborn streak came out and I typed "lexmark z605 printer driver for linux" and it gave me several choices.

I wasn't expecting any success, but I made a selection that seemed hopeful and found success on my first hit! Lo and behold, this ->> http://support.lexmark.com/en/ldk/Download.htm
sent me to a download page listing z600 and z700 printer drivers. It was the Lexmark Linux Developers webpage. There are also readme files available.

I've downloaded the file and am going to attempt an install. I'll post back with my success or failure. Wish me luck! And good luck to anyone else who tries it!
Did you have any success? I tried the link you provided and it looks like they have moved the file

Thanks,
Mike
 
Old 12-14-2003, 03:03 PM   #12
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no sir, that printer still doesnt have any support.. since my parents use it- i installed windows on their machine
 
Old 12-14-2003, 05:26 PM   #13
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Originally posted by Jatt_thugz
no sir, that printer still doesnt have any support.. since my parents use it- i installed windows on their machine
I finally gave up on mine to. I may swap it out with my wife, since she has a HP Deskjet 697 and uses Windoze

I think I'm done with Lexmark, guess you get what you pay for huh?
 
Old 01-15-2004, 08:45 PM   #14
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Just wanted to thank Posiedon and all others involved in this thread for the Z605 info.

I ran into a few bumps...I ran the shell script and found I was missing the lib(something)8.3.so so I ran the libtcl8.3.so rpm....ran the shell script...same error....ran the libtk8.3.so rpm and poof, the script ran and my z605 was ready to print.

Any info on the lib's would be great, or a link would be great too.

I'm running RH9 btw.

I still consider myself a newbie...currently I'm emplyed as a M$ sysadmin and hate it! My previous employment was with a company running Solaris and Redhat 7...we laughed at the NT4 box the office users used...I set up a Samba server on one of the development boxes as an experiment b4 I was laid off and turns out it was a blessing, the travan broke in the NT4 box, and they were able to backup using the linux box's tape. Very cool.

Thx again! I'm off to print out pics of my dream mountain bike, the Banshee Scream.
 
Old 02-05-2004, 07:13 PM   #15
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lexmark z605 printer

I too have downloaded the lexmark z600 series driver only to be confronted with the error
message missing libtk8.3.so on attempting to install.Where do I find this lib.?I am unable to
locate it on my RH9 distro. Thanks to you all.
 
  


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