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Old 03-31-2004, 10:19 PM   #1
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Printing Problem


First off, I have Fedora Core 1, and my printer is a Lexmark X5150 all-in-one printer.

My problem is that every time I try to print something, it takes about five minutes, then it just roles a piece of paper through the printer, it doesn't print anything. How do I make it be able to print something?
 
Old 03-31-2004, 10:21 PM   #2
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First off what printing system are you using? CUPS, lpr etc.. and what are you printing from?
 
Old 03-31-2004, 10:22 PM   #3
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What is a printing system??
 
Old 03-31-2004, 10:27 PM   #4
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Ok, I found what printing system, it is CUPS.
 
Old 03-31-2004, 10:42 PM   #5
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Does nobody want to help me because I don't know what a printing system is?
 
Old 03-31-2004, 10:47 PM   #6
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Right we have a problem. There currently is no Linux driver for that printer.
 
Old 03-31-2004, 10:48 PM   #7
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That means I can't print anything ever on Linux with that printer?
 
Old 03-31-2004, 10:58 PM   #8
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Well not ever, not until someone rights a driver for it, or Lexmark releases one themselves.

You can always pester Lexmark. They do have Linux drivers for some of there printers on the website.
 
Old 03-31-2004, 11:00 PM   #9
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ok, I guess I'll just pester Lexmark.. For the X5150, there are only drivers for Mac and Windows... I don't really feel like buying a new printer.

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Old 03-31-2004, 11:04 PM   #10
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I know, its a pain.

I delibratley went for a HP since they seem to have Linux Drivers ready for all the printers. But All-in-ones, are especially a pain to create drivers for.
 
Old 03-31-2004, 11:40 PM   #11
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I couldn't get a networked Lexmark printer to work consistantly with Red Hat 6.1 but it works fine with Linux 7.2. I'm at home so I cant check the exact Optra number but I selected Postscript printer and it works fine - in text - I haven't tried any graphics. Since the printer was set up to handle the Windows side of dual booted computers - static IP addresses - I expected problems but so far, though I haven't had the chance to test it extemsively, it seems to work with 7.2. RedHat 6.1 is a different story but I would expect from RH 7.2 Linux can handle it.
 
  


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