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Old 08-10-2016, 03:03 PM   #1
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Lexmark 710 Pro wireless won't work with Mint 17.3 for me


Hello everyone. Thanks for your time and consideration.

I absolutely can not get my Lexmark 710 Pro wireless printer
to work with my Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa.

It worked fine after I installed Mint half a year ago -- but then --
suddenly it stopped. Nothing -- no matter what setup or driver
I install.

Still works fine with the two Windows 10 laptops we have, tho'.

I would appreciate your thoughts and help. Thank you --

Randy - K4LJA

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Old 08-10-2016, 04:09 PM   #2
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No answers, but a couple of questions:

As it's wireless, I assume it has an ip address. Can you ping it from your Mint computer?

Is it DHCP or static?

Have you tested it with a wired network connection (I doubt that's the issue, but it's useful to rule out potential issues).

What error messages or response, if any, do you get when you send a text page from CUPS (localhost:631 in your browser)? (Alternatively, start a text editor from the command line, type something, try sending it to the printer and check for error messages in the terminal.)
 
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Old 08-10-2016, 04:25 PM   #3
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Make sure that your firewall does not block your printer's port.

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Old 08-11-2016, 12:52 AM   #4
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Hi Randy...

Just as a suggestion, you might want to remove your email address from your post lest your inbox ends up with a boatload of SPAM in the very near future.

Regards...

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Old 08-11-2016, 09:34 AM   #5
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No answers, but a couple of questions:

As it's wireless, I assume it has an ip address. Can you ping it from your Mint computer?


Hello Frank. Thanks for the tips. I show it as IP 10.0.0.2 ...
and yes ... I can ping that from the Linux machine.


Is it DHCP or static?

I assume it's DHCP. And I know it's dangerous to assume.

Have you tested it with a wired network connection (I doubt that's the issue, but it's useful to rule out potential issues).

And .. no .. I have not tested it with a wired connection. Since I share the printer
wirelessly with two Win 10 laptops... I have not tried to run a long CAT5 cable to the printer.

What error messages or response, if any, do you get when you send a text page from CUPS (localhost:631 in your browser)?

As I recall Frank, the error states something to the effect of --- The scheduler could not execute a filter"

(Alternatively, start a text editor from the command line, type something, try sending it to the printer and check for error messages in the terminal.)

Again .. thanks, Framk, for your help and interest. RP
 
Old 08-11-2016, 09:36 AM   #6
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Hi Randy...

Just as a suggestion, you might want to remove your email address form your post lest your inbox ends up with a boatload of SPAM in the very near future.

Regards...

Thank you. Very good advice and I have done that.

RP
 
Old 08-11-2016, 12:36 PM   #7
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Thank you. Very good advice and I have done that.
You're welcome, I hope you are able to resolve your issue.

Regards...
 
Old 08-11-2016, 03:09 PM   #8
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A search for that error message turned up this: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...oblems-868533/
 
Old 08-11-2016, 06:14 PM   #9
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Frank -- tried everything they suggested -- and nothing. Guess I'll have to give up on the Lexmark printer on Linux. It was a gift, and I still use it on Windows 10 computers, so I'm not out anything. Guess I'll have to consider an HP printer. Thanks, tho. Randy - K4LJA
 
Old 08-11-2016, 07:21 PM   #10
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Guess I'll have to consider an HP printer.
Hi Randy...

Yes, HP would be the best choice for Linux. If you'd like, you can let us know what model(s) you're considering and we can help you determine if it's supported by HPLIP.

Regards...
 
  


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