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Old 03-07-2004, 05:41 PM   #1
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No support for Lexmark Z35 printer


Under Fedora Core 1 kernal 2.4.22 No options for a Lexmark Z35 driver. Tried all other Lexmark Z series drivers and none get the Z35 printer up. Anyone got aany ideas please. Thanks up front.

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Old 03-07-2004, 05:55 PM   #2
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well i'll start by telling you that lexmarks printer support in linux is just brutal ... and also i wish you the best of luck with the z35 cause not many have gotten that model to work ...
the best suggestion i have for you is to search around on www.linuxprinting.org and see if you can use the info on that page to have some success ... but unfortunetly don't count on it
 
Old 03-07-2004, 06:22 PM   #3
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thanks much
 
Old 11-28-2004, 05:56 AM   #4
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Wink

I got mine to work under Fedora Core 3. I just downloaded the driver from Lexmark (CUPS 2.0 driver).

I had to hack the sh file a bit though, because it wouldnt run! I just commented out the "trap" stuff and the checksum stuff, and it installed well, and the printer prints well too.
 
Old 08-28-2005, 08:16 PM   #5
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And can you put it somehwere and put here a link? I was tryed to hack the file, but with no succes
 
Old 08-28-2005, 10:26 PM   #6
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And can you put it somehwere and put here a link? I was tryed to hack the file, but with no succes
OK, it's been a while since I did this now. I've since upgraded to FC4, and haven't really done any printing since, but anyway. This is what's commented-out in the lexmarkz35-CUPS-2.0-1.gz.sh file, I'm not sure, but I think all of the '#'s are mine:

Lines 100-104:
#sum1=`tail +6 $0 | cksum | sed -e 's/ /Z/' -e 's/ /Z/' | cut -dZ -f1`
#[ $sum1 -ne $CRCsum ] && {
# $echo Error in check sums $sum1 $CRCsum
# eval $finish; exit 2;
#}


Line 124:
[ "$keep" = y ] #|| trap 'cd /tmp; /bin/rm -rf $tmpdir; exit $res'
 
Old 08-29-2005, 01:20 PM   #7
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Line 124 is commented out too?
 
Old 08-29-2005, 07:48 PM   #8
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Line 124 is commented out too?
Not the whole line, just the "||" and everything that comes after it (on that line).
 
Old 09-07-2005, 07:46 AM   #9
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Smile

Just tried to use my Z35 for the first time in several months (I'm using a Fedora Core 4 system). I used the 2.0-1 driver. The hacks that I mentioned above in this thread were still required.
By running the shell script that lexmark give you with "-help" as an argument, I found that you can make it keep the temporary files intact in a dir that you specify, so it can help you debug the installation process a bit.
I found that I needed to comment out the "2> /dev/null" parts of the lines in the "install" script which run gcc, to be able to see any compiler errors.
The problem I had was that I didn't have the tcl-devel or the tk-devel package installed, which the printer driver required for compilation from source. After I installed these packages the driver installed easily, and my printer now works well.

It's a shame that these hacks are required, but that's probably typical of drivers for printers that are a few years old, especially for linux.
 
Old 09-17-2005, 08:21 AM   #10
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This may come a little late, but I hve gotten this printer to work with a hacked up set of files from lexmark. You can get the tarball here: http://dascafe.lesbean.net/lexmark-z35-installer.tgz

The archive contains a file HACKED_NOTES, which you should read, and which will help you with the install. It's aimed at an Ubuntu user, but it should be helpful nevertheless.

Good luck
 
  


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