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Old 07-30-2004, 11:18 AM   #1
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Unhappy Help Me!! Installing Lexmark z605 printer


I'm using Fedora CORE2.
When I tried to install lexmark z605 driver I got following error msg:
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[kesara@localhost lex]$ sh z600cups-1.0-1.gz.sh
Verifying archive integrity...OK
Uncompressing Lexmark Printer Driver............
./xlexinstall: error while loading shared libraries: libtcl8.3.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
The program returned an error code (127)
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Help Me inthis case.
 
Old 07-31-2004, 02:42 AM   #2
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check if you have the libtcl8.3 rpm package installed, if not (or if version doesn't match) install it...
 
Old 07-31-2004, 10:42 AM   #3
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I have already installed TCL package which comes with Fedora CORE 2
 
Old 08-29-2004, 12:12 AM   #4
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I am having the same problem Please let me know if you fixed this!
 
Old 08-29-2004, 07:49 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by ipn1nj4
I am having the same problem Please let me know if you fixed this!
Still the printer is not working.

This is the reply I got from Lexmark People:

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Lexmark does not support the Fedora Core 2 operating system. As a courtesy
to our customers Lexmark does provide a Linux Printer Driver Developer's
Kit that can be found at the following link. http://www.lexmark.com/US/products/info/linux/
To use this printer either we have to uninstall TCL lib & install an older version of it (A very difficult thing bcos lot of programs use this!)
or use an older version like Red Hat 9.
 
Old 09-02-2004, 06:30 AM   #6
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Man, that sucks. Now i have to buld a windows box just to serve ths printer. Let me know if you had any luck doing the downgrade procedure.

thanks
 
Old 09-02-2004, 07:29 AM   #7
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Don't build a whole Windows box just for a Lexmark printer. They're junk anyways, go with an HP.

But, if that is not an option, you can still get security updates for Red Hat 9 through the Fedora Legacy Project. go to fedora.redhat.com and on there there is something about fedora 1 status update, u can find the link there.
 
Old 09-02-2004, 09:55 AM   #8
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it is junk, yes. But I am not in the market for a new printer right now. Hmm.. I guess ill just do the RH 9 server like you said.
Sigh.
 
Old 01-06-2005, 10:22 AM   #9
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Lexmark z605 works perfectly with linux check out this
< http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Lexmark_Printers >
 
Old 01-06-2005, 02:29 PM   #10
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Here's my notes from the last time I installed a z25 on Fedora 3 . This should be similar for other lexmark printers, maybe a different tar.gz to download.

Code:
Instructions for installing linux drivers for lexmark z25/z35 printer

1) Download CJLZ35LE-CUPS-2.0-1.TAR.GZ from
http://downloads.lexmark.com/cgi-per...e=&fileID=1242

 
2) Extract the tarball.
tar zxvf CJLZ35LE-CUPS-2.0-1.TAR.GZ

This creates 3 files. README, COPYING and lexmarkz35-CUPS-2.0-1.gz.sh


3) Download and install two libraries which are needed by the driver
rpm -Uvh tcl-8.4.9-2.i386.rpm
rpm -Uvh tk-8.4.9-2.i386.rpm

4) Create two links which will be used by the script
cd /usr/lib
ln -s libtcl8.4.so libtcl8.3.so
ln -s libtk8.4.so libtk8.3.so


5) Run the script which will create the installer directory and some other files.
sh lexmarkz35-CUPS-2.0-1.gz.sh -keep

Note: there is an error which doesn't seem to hurt anything.
# sh lexmarkz35-CUPS-2.0-1.gz.sh -keep
Creating directory installer
Verifying archive integrity...OK
Uncompressing Lexmark Printer Driver............
./install: line 15: ./xlexinstall: No such file or directory
The program returned an error code (127)


6) Go to the installer directory which was created in the previous step and run this command.

rpm -Uvh *rpm


7) From the readme file. Copy the following line and paste it into the file /etc/cups/mime.convs:
image/x-bitmap		application/vnd.cups-raster	100	imagetoraster
        

8) Restart the CUPS daemon for changes to take effect.
service cups restart


9) Use the print manager or http://localhost:631 to install the lexmark z35 printer.

Here are instructions using the print manager...
Add
Add Printer/Class...
Next
local printer ( parallel, serial, USB )
Next
USB Printer #1
   Lexmark X25-Z35
Next
Manufacturer: Lexmark
Model: Z35
Next ( 5 times )
Name: lexmark
Next
Finish
Print Server
    Restart Server
With the lexmark printer highlighted...
Printer
Test Printer...
Print Test Page
 
  


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