I have been reading a post of yours on LinuxQuestions.org recently on how to install a Lexmark Z25. I have one of those, but am stumped in the same place you were. I am only new to linux (3 Days) and would like some help... I have downloaded the driver, extracted it, and there is a file called lexmarkz35-CUPS-2.0-1.gz.sh.
This is where I get stuck. You say that you have to ´extract´ that file in your post. How the hell you go about doing that I have no idea....so, this is where I need help please. I have never used the ´Run Command´ or terminal before, so if it involves that, please go slow and clear. I need to ´extract´ that file. If you have time, and are willing, please email me back on how to go about doing this.
Thanks for your time, and thanks in advance.
1st of all let me say that also very new to linux too and can barely do anything without help and some good amount of research... 2nd. my computer's mother board blew and so i dont have a linux box in which i can try and experiment and find an answer for you... i am using a friend's win98 machine... for 3 weeks now... so i'm too rusty...
so... you've got to give info to help others help you... by this i mean what distribution are you using... i think things are done slightly differently from distro to distro.. the command you could try using is
sh <file path and name> -keep
to be 'slow and clear'... open terminal.. and type 'su' (without quotations) to log in as root... lets say the file is in /home/sugar directory then your command would be
sh /home/sugar/lexmarkz35-CUPS-2.0-1.gz.sh -keep
or at least if i remember it right i hope...
ignore the errors it gives.. this should create a folder containing 2 rpm files... after this, in mandrake, it was simply a matter of right click and using software installer.. there is a command to install rpm packages too but i dont remember that... you can search on the net for the commands.. i have some usefull sites in my bookmarks.. but my box is dead for the time being...
finally for a newbie like u and me i would strongly suggest a distro like mandrake or suse... and if u need more help ask here on the forum.. there are many (more experienced) people out there are willing to help... or you could use IRC... i mostly go to DALNet in the #linux chatroom... no shortage of cool, friendly and helpfull people there...
hope this helps... sorry for being 'unbrief'... if you need more help dont hesitate to ask... (but to avoid stepping on toes, search first