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Old 05-27-2008, 04:51 PM   #1
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How Do I Install a Lexmark Printer?


I got a Lexmark x5250 printer and I need to install it in my ubuntu 7.10. I went to linuxprinting.org but I couldn't find a driver for my printer. Any ideas on what I should do?

If I can't install it on my ubuntu, then is it possible to install a windows driver version on my XP guest?
 
Old 05-27-2008, 05:40 PM   #2
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I got a Lexmark x5250 printer and I need to install it in my ubuntu 7.10. I went to linuxprinting.org but I couldn't find a driver for my printer. Any ideas on what I should do?

If I can't install it on my ubuntu, then is it possible to install a windows driver version on my XP guest?
There are no available drivers for your printer and it is not possible to use XP drivers in Linux. This is a classic situation many users face with Lexmark "Windows-printers", AKA Paperweight. Lexmark is on my list of "never buying it again", together with few others

I am afraid you will need a new printer or keep XP around for printing.

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Old 05-28-2008, 12:19 PM   #3
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maga man x, what printers do you recommend that i buy that are compatible with ubuntu? mind you, i'm looking to get a mutlifunction printer, that is, a printer + scanner + copier. what do you recommend?
 
Old 05-28-2008, 03:17 PM   #4
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Hi again taurusx5. I am not sure which printer to recommend you. Definitely not my area of expertise. What I could suggest you is to take a look at the openprinting forums:

http://forums.openprinting.org/index.php?18

Posting that question there will most likely give you a better answer than I could.

I wish you luck though
 
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Some vendors are clearly better than others, see for yourself:
http://www.linux-foundation.org/en/O...PrinterVendors
 
  


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