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Old 07-05-2004, 11:37 AM   #1
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Mandrake 10 can't print to Lexmark USB printer


Yes, I'm a newbie. I just installed Mandrake 10 and can't print to my USB Lexmark Z45 printer. CUPS sees it and I've set it up with the Z43 printer driver, but can't print a test page or anything else. My USB ports work with other USB devices, and the same printer works fine from a WinXP system. Any help is appreciated.
 
Old 07-05-2004, 02:30 PM   #2
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lewisdw; may be mis config recheck and redo. seems mdk10 a bit buggy.
check that out to with guru,s in mdk support.
 
Old 07-05-2004, 06:46 PM   #3
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I failed to mention: I don't get any kind of error when I attempt to print from any program, and CUPS reports that it successfuly printed, but the printer never makes a sound.

Where can I start troubleshooting this?
 
Old 07-05-2004, 06:54 PM   #4
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lewisdw; what? does not make noise oh oh . LEXmark support quick.!
 
Old 07-05-2004, 07:35 PM   #5
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lewisdw; what? does not make noise oh oh . LEXmark support quick.!
Well, you know what I mean! No printing noises, no lights, like it's not receiving any data, which I assume is the case since it's not printing. Where is CUPS sending the data? This printer works fine under WinXP.
 
Old 07-05-2004, 07:44 PM   #6
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lewisdw; the plot thickens. then http://tldp.org/HOWTO/HARDWARE-HOWTO
/index.html printers compatiblity,supported/nonsupported. if it is then it should work u will have to go to the section on howto for lexmark.
 
Old 07-07-2004, 12:47 AM   #7
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Well, you know what I mean! No printing noises, no lights, like it's not receiving any data, which I assume is the case since it's not printing. Where is CUPS sending the data? This printer works fine under WinXP.
lewisdw -


You need to download the proper proprietary driver from the lexmark website. I have 2 lexmark printers and they work fine in linux. You need the driver for the z45 not the z43.


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Old 07-07-2004, 05:42 PM   #8
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thane777; AH ! AAH thanks always to turn to mfg site for answers & tips with drivers.
 
  


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