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Old 01-27-2004, 03:28 PM   #1
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Talking Slackware 9.1 user needs help with Lexmark Printer


ok i am running slack 9.1 and i have a Lexmark Z13 printer. for some reason i cannot install it. i went to the lexmark website and d/l the drivers and it said i needed ghostscript and enscript so i d/l those also. so when i went to install it, it said that i needed all these other libraries which i cannot find. the lexmark site where to get all this was down and has been for like 2 weeks now. any hints or a website that i could find all this stuff would be much appreciated.

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Old 01-27-2004, 03:31 PM   #2
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Very few lexmark printer's work with Linux.
http://www.linuxprinting.org/
 
Old 01-27-2004, 08:34 PM   #3
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well i went to that site and i d/l the program it said i needed, but when i went to go install everything and start it up, it came back with the same messages. apparently (from what my hubby says), i have all the libraries, but lexmark cant find them. so any suggestions?

much love,
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Old 01-27-2004, 09:23 PM   #4
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Doesn't look like there is much hope for your lexmark z13.
http://www.linux.com/howtos/Hardware...mpatible.shtml
 
Old 02-05-2004, 09:11 PM   #5
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Z13/23 do work (sorta

What errors do you get ?

I've got both the Z13 and Z23 (which I do recommend) working on Suse 8.0
 
Old 02-05-2004, 10:04 PM   #6
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Doesn't look like there is much hope for your lexmark z13.
http://www.linux.com/howtos/Hardware...mpatible.shtml
well these printers are possible to get working, but for the most part it takes a lot of work doing so ... i have a lexmark z25 that i am yet to get functioning, so i through it on my dads box, cause i just said the hell with it, but people have indeed got it to work ..
so you basically have to go with the ol saying "trial and error" you may find that a different driver will work for your z13 even though its not specifically built for it ...
when it comes to lexmark printers and linux, 9 times outta 10 there is no "easy solution" .. some people get it, and some don't ...
 
Old 02-06-2004, 06:16 PM   #7
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It also depends on the Model... I have little problem with the Z13/23, but had so much grief with a z25 that iI gave thatt to my mrother !! I also goa Z607 free with a Magazine subscriptoin, and that doesn't work either ...

But, as i said I've had no problems with the z13/z23...
 
Old 02-10-2004, 11:04 PM   #8
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My lexmark z605 works adequately under Mandrake 9.2 and gentoo..

That Z13 how to and the linux printing how to web sites are OUT OF DATE.

Lexmark also has released their Lexmark Linux Printer Driver Development Kit (LLPDDK) http://support.lexmark.com/en/ldk/Download.htm for various printers.


http://downloads.lexmark.com/cgi-per...me=&fileID=479

That's a link on the lexmark site for a linux driver for Mandrake, RedHat, and Suse for the z13

Gary
 
  


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