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Old 02-12-2005, 12:15 PM   #1
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lexmark x1185 printer driver from windows to linux

i have a lexmark x1185 that i bought a year ago that i need to use with my PC since the HP printer that used to work went down yesterday. I've been hunting for a linux driver for the printer (i really dont care about the scanner, although that would be cool) and there seems to be none for a linux system. I dont remember correctly, but someone said i could install vmware, install the driver there and then somehow make cups use that so i can print. is there any truth to that? if so, any hints? otherwise, if there any other way?
any help, as always, will be greatly appreciated.
Old 02-12-2005, 09:25 PM   #2
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According to this post the CUPS lexmark z600 driver should get your printer going. I have a Lexmark z25 inkjet and the contortions required to get it to print (using the driver from the Lexmark website) no human should have to expereience.

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Old 02-13-2005, 10:55 AM   #3
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that's awsome!! it took me a couple of hours, but it printed! thanks a lot man! this rocks!


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